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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 May’s MCLE Luncheon

During our May 11, 2017 luncheon, we were pleased to welcome Alan Lautanen, Esq., from the law firm of Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP.  Mr. Lautanen spoke to us on property tax problems in real estate transactions, including issues with transfer taxes and reassessment on real property transfers. A clear understanding of the California transfer tax framework is required to avoid unnecessary confusion, delay, and expense in California real property transfers involving family members, trusts, and entities and Mr. Lautanen is a recognized expert in this area. Click here for more details, and the program outline Mr. Lautanen used during his presentation.

A Recap of April’s Luncheon Program

For our April 13, 2017 lunchtime MCLE program at the Manhattan of La Jolla Restaurant, we were pleased to have Gina Haggerty Lindell, Esq, and Sarah A. Gilbert, Esq., from the law firm of Gordon & Rees speak to us on “Hot Button Issues and Developments in Employment Litigation.” In view of the many recent changes in California employment law, the program was particularly timely and very well-received.

For members who were unable to attend, the President has several extra color copies of the presentation. Please contact George Hurley at (858) 975-5142, if you would like a copy.

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