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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.



Join us for the October LJBA lunchtime MCLE

The next LJBA lunchtime MCLE program will be Thursday, October 13th at 12:00 noon, at the Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant (within the Empress Hotel @ 7766 Fay Avenue).

We are pleased to have forensic accounting expert, Gary L. Howard, CPA, as our speaker this month, presenting: “Accounting and Taxation for Attorneys: The Issues That Will Hound You When the IRS Has Found You”.

This program will include discussion of deduction rules – what you may deduct from income, and what you may not;  legal requirements for filing of Information Returns; Foreign Reporting Requirements – what reports must you file for bank accounts, financial accounts and other assets held outside the United States (and the downside if you fail to file); and IRS Examinations – an overview of the examination process; and audit issues for attorneys. …Read More.

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