Los Angeles County Bar Association

Find Los Angeles County California bar associations. Bar associations provide information about lawyers and law firms, legal aid, criminal defense attorneys, child support, bankruptcy, divorce, litigation, probate, immigration, paralegals, family law, power of attorney, ABA, state bars including CBA and CalBar, MPRE, and Esq.


Beverly Hills Bar Association 300 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills CA 90212 310-553-6644


Eastern Los Angeles Bar Association 1175 East Garvey Street Covina CA 91724 626-967-3115

Los Angeles California State Bar Association 1149 Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90015 213-765-1000

San Fernando Valley Bar Association 5567 Reseda Boulevard Los Angeles CA 91356 818-227-0490

San Gabriel Valley Bar Association 100 Corson Street Pasadena CA 91103 626-796-4000

Santa Monica Bar Association 854 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90405 310-581-5308

Santa Monica California Bar Association 2530 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403 310-450-9289

Southeast Dist Bar Association 12749 Norwalk Boulevard Norwalk CA 90650 562-864-4713

Southern California Korean American Bar Association 1102 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90019 323-801-7983

Tel-Law Pasadena Bar Association 234 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena CA 91101 626-795-1398

The Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 West 7th Street Los Angeles CA 90017 213-896-6560

About Los Angeles County Bar Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Associations are professional associations for attorneys and, in some cases, law students and other professionals in Los Angeles County, CA. Bar Associations are established to promote the practice of law as a profession, primarily through continuing education opportunities and the development and enforcement of professional standards for its members. Bar Associations also promote public service by encouraging Los Angeles County members to offer pro bono legal services. Bar Associations have a role in granting permission to practice law in Los Angeles County. Bar Associations can be grouped into two categories: voluntary and mandatory.

You may contact the Bar Association for questions about:
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association registration and membership
  • Voluntary and mandatory Bar Associations
  • Pro bono legal advice in Los Angeles County, CA
  • Filing complaints against lawyers and attorneys
  • The Los Angeles County bar
  • Looking up attorney records
Los Angeles County Mandatory Bar Associations

Mandatory Bar Associations, also known as Unified or Integrated Bar Associations, are Bar Associations that have been delegated the authority to control admission to the bar by state statute or the state court system. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia have Mandatory Bar Associations. Membership in the Mandatory Bar Association is required in order to practice law in these states. In addition to establishing rules for admission and conduct, Mandatory Bar Associations administer the California bar exam.

Voluntary Bar Associations

Voluntary Bar Associations promote the legal profession but do not regulate admission to the bar in their states, and membership is not required in order to practice law. In these states, a separate entity or authority regulates admission to the bar. The activities of Voluntary Bar Associations focus on furthering members' professional development, promoting standards of conduct, and networking. Some Los Angeles County bars may also make recommendations or nominations for appointments to judgeships. Voluntary Bar Associations exist at the national, state, and local levels. Membership is often open to law students and other professionals that do not practice law.

American Bar Association in Los Angeles County

The American Bar Association is a voluntary, national Bar Association that is active in setting academic standards for law schools, as well as upholding ethical standards and promoting continuing education among its members. The American Bar Association has also developed model rules for allowing lawyers licensed in one state to practice in another.

Special Interest Bar Associations & Groups

In addition to numerous Voluntary Bar Associations established for California state, Los Angeles County, and localities, many have been created for specific groups of lawyers or for lawyers with specialized areas of expertise. Examples include Los Angeles County Bar Associations created for women or minority lawyers, or for specialists in bankruptcy, immigration, or family law.