Family Law Basics

Family law can be a stressful and emotional time for those going through a divorce or separation. Most importantly, parents who have minor children together are often required to undergo the ordeal of deciding on custody rights, visitation rights, and child support, making the process taxing for both parties. Here is some of the basic […]

Local Family Law Resources

If you are getting a divorce, filing for custody, or involved in another family law issue, there are several options that may be available to you.

When Do You Need a Lawyer?

As an individual facing a legal issue, your first thought might be to immediately consult with an attorney. While in many circumstances this is in fact the best option, attorney fees can be costly and add up quickly, and some legal issues can be resolved without needing representation.

Local Resources – Part 2

Discrimination/Civil Rights California Rural Legal Assistance, mentioned in part 1 of this blog post, also assists individuals with civil rights issues. They are located in Santa Maria and can be reached at (805) 922-4563. The American Civil Liberties Union is a nationwide nonprofit organization that assists individuals in legal matters such as first amendment rights, […]

SBCBA 2017 Golf and Tennis Tournament

DINNER / RECEPTION A post golf and tennis reception will begin at 5:00 pm at the Sandpiper Grill, to be followed by dinner starting at 5:30 pm. Dinner is $50 per SBCBA Member/$55 per Non-SBCBA Member (after September 8th: $60/$65) GOLF Meet at the Sandpiper Golf Course at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at 12:00 pm. […]

Local Resources – Part 1

If you cannot afford an attorney, there are several local resources that can assist with various legal matters. Part 1 covers landlord/tenant law, family law, and civil litigation.

2017 SBCBA Annual BBQ

Please note that the Justices' Reception has been postponed! No date has been selected yet.

Bench & Bar Conference 2017

Please join us for the Crown Jewel of local MCLE: The Bench & Bar Conference 2017
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:15 am – 4 pm.
WHERE: at the Historic Santa Barbara Superior Courthouse