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Substantive Law Sections

Because we value connection and belonging so highly, Section membership is automatic and offered at no additional cost to Barristers (attorneys with 0-9 years in practice) and to Solicitors (attorneys with 10 years or more in practice)! In addition to the collegiality, friendship and professional development borne of Section membership, it also offers a range of leadership opportunities within the Bar Association and allows our members to remain connected and actively engaged in our Bar community.

Other SCCBA Sections are groups of attorneys with practices largely dedicated to specific areas of substantive law. These groups gather regularly to discuss issues of particular interest and collaborate to present educational seminars and noontime “brown bag” programs that offer attendees credit for mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) under the State Bar Association of California rules. Sections may also hold social events, roundtable discussions and assist attorneys in their practice areas. These Sections are an additional $35 fee to join.

Sections marked with an asterisk* are unique in that the Chair of each these sections, by virtue of their office, is entitled to a voting seat on the Board of Trustees. This honored status is made pursuant to our Bylaws.

Similarly, Trustee posts are provided to the Presidents of Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Black Lawyers Association, and La Raza Lawyers Association.

If you are interested in joining a specific Substantive Law Section, please contact Marketing & Membership Coordinator Tanwi Negi at