Kern County Bar Association Membership

Why Join the Kern County Bar Association?

For many lawyers, joining a bar association might seem like an unnecessary and meaningless exercise. What does a bar association have to do with my practice? Who needs more meetings to attend? Why bother? It may come as a surprise that large numbers of lawyers at the local, state and national levels find bar association affiliation a true enhancement to their practice, their profession, and even their personal lives.

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Benefits of KCBA Membership

When you become a member of the KCBA, you gain access to a variety of resources, programs and other assets that can enhance your career.

Helpful MCLE Classes

KCBA through our office and our Sections offers more than 30 units of MCLE annually. Why travel to far flung places, stay in motels and pay outrageous fees for your required MCLE when you can get everything the State Bar requires right here in Bakersfield?

Social Activities

KCBA’s programs facilitate your meeting and talking with fellow lawyers and the judicial officers. KCBA sponsors the Bench and Bar Award Dinner, Judicial Appreciation Night, and our annual Installation Dinner as well as daytime lunch meetings for both MCLE and membership. KCBA joins with the Kern County Paralegal Association to offer the Annual Holiday Luncheon.

Fee Arbitration Program

State Bar rules require that you offer your clients a low cost fee arbitration system when you have a fee dispute. KCBA’s arbitration program provides local attorneys to help you solve your fee disputes.

Networking with other practitioners in their area of expertise

Join active sections in family law, probate and estate planning, the criminal defense section and the new young lawyers section.

Timely Magazine

The KCBA’s magazine, The Res Ipsa Loquitur, is published and distributed in hard copy monthly, September through July, to members. Learn about past and upcoming KCBA events, products and services available to you and more.