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San Diego County Bar Association

Law Students

Welcome to San Diego's Legal Community! We are excited that you are here, and chose this city to begin your legal careers. You will find that San Diego has a thriving, dynamic legal community, and we proudly welcome each and every one of you. You have taken the right first step in your career by joining the SDCBA. Through your SDCBA membership, you have the opportunities to connect with attorneys and judges, mentors and future colleagues in a number of unique ways.

The SDCBA allows you to explore areas of law that are of interest to you, with law students admitted to any Continuing Education Program (CLE) free of charge. Law Students can also engage with attorneys in an area of practice that is of particular interest through our interactive e-communities for each section. The e-communities include access to a listserve with hundreds of lawyers asking questions and practical advice of one another. Learn first-hand from the experts by getting involved, and look for information sent to you directly at your schools and on our social media pages.

There are also many informal networking opportunities available through our community service and outreach projects. Visit www.sdcba.org/volunteer for more information.

Plus, utilize the discounts available to you as an SDCBA member including car insurance, rental cars, parking, books published by the ABA and more!

Events of Interest to Law Students

Law Practice Development & Management Series - This series of programs offers condensed, quick hit overviews of various issues to be addressed in your own practice.  In addition to practical advice from panelists, you will be supplied with substantial tools and a list of resource links to useful websites. Click here for link to a schedule of these programs.


SDCBA Online Member Directory

Search an up-to-date list of all SDCBA members via the Online Member Directory.

Note: The SDCBA has launched an enhanced online directory which anyone can access (no log-in required). Visit your MySDCBA page to make sure your contact information is current or email bar@sdcba.org.

Upcoming Events of Interest to Law Students

Member Benefits for Law Students

  • GEICO, one of the nation’s largest private-passenger auto insurers, offers an extra discount to all SDCBA members.
  • San Diego Magazine - Receive a free 12-month subscription.
  • San Diego Business Journal - Save on your subscription and event tickets.
  • Parking Discount - SDCBA Members can enjoy discounted parking during the day & free parking at night in the Union and B Street lot with the Ace Parking Frequent Parking Card.
  • Receive a 15% discount on thousands of books and periodicals available from the ABA.
  • Rental Car Discounts - Discounted rental rates for business or pleasure travel.
  • SDCBA members with Verizon calling plans of $34.99 or higher may qualify for discounts through National Purchasing Partners (NPP). NPP also offers discounts on various other vendors including Staples Advantage and Shred-it.

For a full list of benefits visit: www.sdcba.org/benefit