Our Mission

Inclusion and community define us.   Innovation and leadership propel us.   Your growth motivates us.   Celebrating you and the profession is us.   

What We Stand For

We are a community, and serve as the home for San Diego’s legal professionals. This is the place to build long lasting, meaningful connections.

We value inclusion - the SDCBA welcomes everyone, and everyone belongs.

We are changemakers, leading the way and innovating to ensure that we are at the forefront of change.

We foster and encourage growth, assisting attorneys in developing their relationships and their practices; 

And we recognize, honor and celebrate lawyers and their important role in our world. 

About Us

The San Diego County Bar Association, founded in 1899, is the hub of San Diego’s diverse legal community.  Our membership includes new and veteran attorneys practicing in various areas of law throughout the county and other legal professionals that support the profession and practice. With more than 50 unique Sections, Committees and divisions, a state-of-the-art full-service member lounge and shared workspace, various community service projects, informal and association-wide networking events, along with more than 300 hours of quality continuing legal education (CLE) and supplemental education programs each year, the SDCBA is the place where San Diego’s legal professionals connect and convene for the betterment of their individual practices and the profession.

Our Leadership and Internal Team

Click here to see our Board of Directors, Internal Team and any current job oppoprotunities 


SDCBA Past Presidents


Legends of the Bar, A Video History Project of the San Diego County Bar Association

Throughout the SDCBA's 110+ year history, we have had countless great leaders at the forefront of our legal community. To preserve the memory of some of our leaders and highlight part of the SDCBA's rich history, the SDCBA's Bar History Committee has created "Legends of the Bar." Legends of the Bar provides biographies for just a few of the bar's many leaders, and also includes some videos where our "legends" provide words of inspiration for future generations of lawyers in San Diego. Click on the name of the "legend" to access their biography.