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La Jolla Bar Association lajollabarassociation.com
PO Box 1831 La Jolla, CA 92038 map it

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Number of members: 80+
Cost: $40 per year 
Member benefits: The association presents an MCLE-qualified presentation program at its monthly lunch meeting and hosts a series of public forums on topics of relevance to the La Jolla community. Member attorneys have the option of being listed on the La Jolla Bar Association website, which provides links to individual sites.
MCLE credit: Yes
Newsletter: Yes
Date founded: 1984
Notable Facts: The organization provides a public program of seminars on topics of community interest.

La Raza Lawyers Association sdlrla.com
PO Box 125010 San Diego, CA 92112 map it

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Number of members: 300+
Cost: $15 for students, $25-$90 for attorneys, $90 for judges
Member benefits: Social and Professional Networking
MCLE Credit: No
Newsletter: Yes
Date founded: 1976
Mission Statement: Our purpose is to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys and the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy. We are dedicated to promoting diversity on both the bench and bar. We support law students with mentorship programs and scholarships.
Notable Facts: Largest specialty bar association focused on Latino attorneys in San Diego.
Contact: Rafael Castellanos, rcastellanos@smclawoffices.com, (619) 237-4914
 

Lawyers Club of San Diego lawyersclubsandiego.com (619) 595-0650
701 B St., Ste. 224 San Diego, CA 92101 map it

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Number of members: more than 1,200
Cost: $30-$110, depending on level of membership
Member benefits: Monthly events and MCLE seminars, website with current calendar of events, annual directory and online membership database, job bank, insurance and financial planning resources, pro-bono and charitable activities through SDVLP, Community Outreach Committee, and Lawyers Club Fund for Justice.
MCLE credit: Several throughout the year
Newsletter: Monthly, except August
Date founded: 1972
Mission Statement: Seeking to advance the status of women in the law and in society. Lawyers Club is a specialty bar association, comprised of female and male attorneys, judges, law students and others in the San Diego community who share our interests and goals.
 

National Lawyers Guild: San Diego Chapter sandiegonlg.com

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Number of members: San Diego: 25, Nationally: 900
Cost: Varies per income
Member benefits: Guild Practitioner (scholarly journal), Guild Notes (newsletter), NLG Review
MCLE credit: Yes
Newsletter: Yes
Date founded: 1937
Notable Facts: NLG is the nation’s first racially integrated national bar association — Thurgood Marshall was a founding member. NLG members drafted New Deal legislation, defended McCarthy HUAC targets, provided legal assistance to civil rights and 
anti-war movements, and continue to challenge repression nationally and internationally.
Contact: Kate Yavenditti, kateyav@cox.net

Native American Lawyers Association nalasd.org (760) 746-8941
609 S. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 map it

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Number of members: 20-25
Cost: N/A
Date founded: 1995
Mission Statement: To encourage and support Native American attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and legal professionals and any legal professionals and law students who practice or maintain an interest in Indian law, to provide educational programs, professional development, and social interaction for the members of the Association and the legal profession, and to advance the sovereignty, self-determination and general welfare of Native American people.
Contact: President Angela Medrano, (760) 746-8941

North County Bar Association northcountybar.org (760) 758-5833
249 S. Indiana Ave., Second Fl. Vista, CA 92083 map it

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Number of members: 740
Cost: $65-$125
Member benefits: Membership in the NCBA is about having the support of your colleagues, opportunities and avenues for service to the community, and participation in improving the profession of law. Also, your membership offers daily opportunities to network with others in the legal profession. By participating in activities and informal gatherings, you are provided the opportunity to build valuable contacts by interacting with other attorneys and judges.
MCLE credit: Yes
Newsletter: Yes
Date founded: 1956
Mission Statement: Since 1956, the North County Bar Association is dedicated to providing its members with programs and services promoting the development of the legal profession. The objectives of NCBA are to improve the education of its members; to raise the standards of professional conduct; to strive to achieve the highest level of professional competence; to deliver the best possible legal service to the public; to promote a better understanding of the legal profession by the public; to encourage cordial and friendly relations among its members; to maintain the honor and dignity of the Bench and Bar; to work for the establishment and improvement of County and State Judicial and Administrative facilities in Northern San Diego County; and, to obtain greater 
recognition for its members in County and State Judicial activities. 
Contact: Mary Silva, Executive Director

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
PO Box 82784 San Diego, CA 92138 map it

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Number of members: Approximately 100-125
Cost: $15 for students; $30 for attorneys with less than three years experience; $60 for others
Member benefits: Membership in National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; discount to PALSD events; new jobs bulletin; mentor program; CLE; networking.
MCLE credit: Yes
Newsletter: Weekly e-bulletin
Date founded: 1978
Mission Statement: Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego is dedicated to advancing Asian Americans in the legal profession, promoting and advocating the interests of the Asian Pacific American community, and preserving the culture, heritage, and diversity of our 
community.
Contact: President Brian Sun

Ramona Bar Association ramonabarassociation.com (858) 456-5822
1850 Fifth Ave., First Fl. San Diego, CA 92101 map it

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Number of members: more than 25
Cost of membership: $45
Date Founded: 1996
Summary: The Ramona Bar Association is made up of attorneys who live or work in Ramona and the surrounding backcountry.
Contact: President Robert E. Krysak, (760) 789-9314
 

Saint Thomas More Society stthomasmoresociety.com

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Date founded: The Thomas More Society has been meeting in San Diego for over 25 years.
Mission Statement: The Thomas More Society of San Diego is an association of members of the legal profession dedicated to further social interaction among its members and to encourage frequent reception of the sacraments; to promote the social, intellectual and spiritual welfare of its members; to apply and promote Catholic principles and tradition to modern problems; to preserve and 
promulgate the highest standards of professional knowledge and skill, integrity, ethics, civility, dignity and justice in accord with the best traditions of the legal profession; and to assist all religious within San Diego County, including coordination of pro bono efforts and making the legal system more accessible, responsible and effective. 
Notable Facts: Members meet monthly for Mass, lunch and notable speakers.

San Diego Barristers Club
2055 Front St., Ste. 9 San Diego, CA 92101 map it

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Date founded: 1954 
Notable Facts: A social organization for active young lawyers and legal professionals, this organization provides an avenue for young attorneys, recent graduates, third-year law students and new paralegals to socialize and network with one another while exploring some of the hottest local nightspots. Given that San Diego’s legal community is a close-knit and connected one, the Barristers Club allows its members to get to know and become familiar with their colleagues in a context outside of the legal arena.
Contact: Stephanie McGee, stephaniemcgee@cox.net
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