Benefits

Ventura County Bar Association is working for you….

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

  • Online access to discounted MCLE programs and critical MCLE information.
  • CLE Calendar & Online Registration.
  • MCLE Compliance Information.
  • MCLE Transcripts: Request a list of CLE programs attended through the VCBA for State Bar reporting purposes.

PRACTICE RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT

  • Array of benefits to assist members in their practice, many accessible online.
  • Citations Magazine: Premier monthly magazine published by VCBA, delivered by mail and online.
  • Lawyer Referral Service:  Obtain fee-paying clients through the VCBA State Bar Certified Lawyer Referral Service.
  • VCBA Sections: Dozens of substantive law sections provide education, news about recent developments, and opportunities to network with colleagues and judges.
  • Legal Services Directory:  Online pictorial membership directory searchable by name, firm and location.  Hard copy also published.
  • Legal Services Finder: Online list of vendors for attorneys, including  office & administrative services, court reporting, conference room rentals, legal research providers and expert witnesses.
  • Insurance Discounts.
  • Brief Bank: Online, searchable index of briefs.
  • Classifieds: Post and view classified advertisements online and in Citations Magazine.

NETWORKING/SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • VCBA Sections: Network with colleagues in your practice area by joining a substantive law section.
  • VCBA Events: Events throughout the year provide opportunities to network with colleagues and judges.
  • Law Day 5K Run:  Annual 5K run/walk to celebrate law day.  Proceeds raise money for legal services in Ventura County.

PRO BONO AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • VCBA Volunteer Legal Services Program(VLSP): VCBA-sponsored program that provides legal services to indigent and low income individuals; members can volunteer attorney time and/or make a financial contribution.
  • Public Education Committee: Participate in VCBA’s efforts to educate the public about the profession and legal services.
  • Fee Arbitration: Volunteer to serve in the VCBA Fee Arbitration program as an arbitrator.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & DEVELOPMENT

  • Conference of Delegates: Engage with VCBA members and attorneys throughout the state to propose and debate resolutions affecting the the practice of law.
  • VCBA Committees: Participate in committees to help shape court court policy and procedure, and the future of VCBA.