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The La Jolla Bar Association

Since 1984, a great resource for both
La Jolla attorneys and prospective clients.

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Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

Please visit our Events Page for information on the MCLE luncheons featuring our guest speakers.

The La Jolla Bar Association (LJBA) is an approved MCLE provider. Monthly MCLE luncheons for its members are held on the second Thursday of each month, except in August and December, which are reserved for the LJBA Summer Beach Party and the LJBA Holiday Party, respectively. The MCLE luncheons are currently held at… Read More


Searching For An Attorney

Having an attorney to consult and advise you can make an enormous difference in your personal as well as business life. Finding an attorney, however, can be a trying challenge.  Our LJBA Attorney Finder is a useful tool that allows you to search for attorneys by area of expertise or keyword.  You’ll be able to see details regarding our members’ education, experience, special certifications and other key qualifying information to assist you in making your important selection.


Fellowship & Collegiality

The La Jolla Bar Association was formed with the intention to provide La Jolla lawyers a monthly opportunity to meet each other socially, in order to develop a sense of professional fellowship in our small community.

We have found that this translates into a comfortable camaraderie when we encounter each other at monthly lunches, on the sidewalks, in depositions and in the courtroom.  Knowing your colleagues in a setting other than a formal one leads to…Read More


Membership Standards

The La Jolla Bar Association (LJBA) consists of attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of California (or any other state in which the attorney is licensed), who maintain an office or reside in La Jolla, including the Golden Triangle.

In addition, the board of the LJBA may entertain membership applications from lawyers in good standing, who may have a unique relationship with La Jolla or businesses or activities in the La Jolla area.


A Recap of March’s MCLE Luncheon with Michael J. Roberts, Esq.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm was the MCLE lunchtime program, at the Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant (7766 Fay Avenue – inside the Empress Hotel).   

We were very pleased to have Michael J. Roberts, Esq. as our speaker for the March lunch meeting. Mr. Roberts, a Neutral with ADR Services, Inc., will gave a presentation in the subject area of Mediation, including discussion of effective techniques and strategies for the mediation process.

Mr. Roberts is a full-time mediator and arbitrator of over 25 years and is widely recognized for his expertise and resolve in settling complex and difficult cases in the areas of employment, construction, business, real estate and insurance.

Click here for more information about this luncheon with Michael J. Roberts.


February’s MCLE Luncheon with Dean Stephen Ferruolo

Our February lunchtime MCLE program was Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm, at the Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant (7766 Fay Avenue).

We were pleased to have Stephen Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law as our speaker for this lunch meeting. Dean Ferruolo gave a presentation in the subject area of Corporate & Business Law, focusing upon Recent Developments Regarding Attorneys’ Roles, Participation, Professional Responsibilities, and Liability Exposure in Corporate & Business Transactions. Dean Ferruolo also included brief comments upon the current state of legal education in the United States.

For more information and details about Stephen Ferruolo, or the previous luncheon, click here.


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