When you join the Alameda County Bar Association, you will have the opportunity to:

  • SOCIALIZE with attorneys and judges at annual receptions and smaller section socials.
  • KEEP CURRENT AND CONNECTED with our blog, a biweekly e-newsletter, and other email blasts.
  • STAY SHARP with quality MCLEs in a variety of practice areas, free for our members.
  • GAIN EXPERIENCE while serving the community by volunteering with Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC).
  • GROW YOUR PRACTICE through the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) and the Criminal Court Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP).
  • ENJOY EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNTS on professional resources, including insurance, financial planning, and other services to help busy legal professionals succeed!

Enjoy special member discounts on a variety of services to help attorneys thrive. Be sure to scroll down to get more information and find out how to start enjoying your member benefits!

ACBA members: email valerie@acbanet.org with the discounts you're interested in for exclusive codes!

valerie@acbanet.org

Not a member? Join now to start taking advantage of these fantastic benefits! For more information, please contact membershipassistant@acbanet.org or (510) 302-2201.

ATKINSON-BAKER, INC – One Call Does it All, we can also provide interpreters, videography, webcam, videoconferencing and realtime. We are here to simplify your job and give you confidence in the best of court reporting services. For more information, special rates, or to schedule, contact Robin Barca at 800-288-3375 or rbarca@depo.com, or visit www.depo.com. 

ATTORNEY’S BREIFCASE – ACBA members receive 20% off all Attorney’s BriefCase and Lawgic software. Titles include California Family Law, Children and the Law, Evidence: Civil and Criminal, Pretrial Adjudication. Lawgic titles include Marital Settlement Agreements, Pre/Post Marital Agreements, and California Wills and Trusts. For more information, contact Pat Dailey at (510) 836-2743 or go to www.atybriefcase.com.

BREATHWRK – Breathwrk is a simple yet powerful way to alleviate stress and anxiety, fall asleep faster, energize yourself, or improve endurance. Learn and feel the power of breathing with guided exercises that are backed by science and research. Free in the app store of your choice.

CASEROADS – Caseroads, feature rich practice management software that costs up to 70% less than other providers. It is designed to be incredibly easy to use and allows you to securely work from anywhere. Get all the functionality you need for one low price per user. For a risk free, 30-day no cost trial, plus a 20% discount for ACBA members, use the promo code ACBA20. Click Here to enter the promo code or visit Caseroads® for more information.

CEB ESSENTIAL FORMS – CEB’s Essential Forms is a powerful California legal resource that allows you to easily and efficiently complete, print, and store California Judicial Council Forms. It features a database that auto-populates forms, shrink-to-fit fonts, custom form groups, and creates custom fields. Essential Forms features tools that make it the most powerful and versatile Judicial Council Forms software available. Add-on county forms, available for purchase in regional packages or individually, are continuously updated and integrated seamlessly into the Essential Forms software. CEB is offering Alameda County Bar Association members an exclusive offer of 10% off their initial purchase and renewal. To take advantage of this discount contact valerie@acbanet.org.

CLIENT CONFLICT CHECK is fast, reliable, secure, easy to use and tailored to fit the specific needs of busy attorneys. The annual subscription rate is nominal for an entire firm and an unlimited number of staff can use the program without any additional cost. Learn more about the many features here. *ACBA Members receive a 10% lifetime discount on CCC services.

CLIO – Clio is the most widely-used, cloud-based practice management system in the world. Everyday, tens of thousands of lawyers use Clio to schedule meetings, organize cases, track time, and invoice their clients. Accessible from your Mac or PC, Phone or Tablet, Clio allows lawyers to take control of their practice from any device, in any location, at any time. Clio even integrates seamlessly with other popular applications like Fastcase, LawPay, Dropbox, Quickbooks Online, Gmail, and Office 365. Alameda County Bar Association members receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio. 

ENCRYPT.ME – ACBA members get 20% off VPN services. Short for Virtual Private Network, VPN is a tool used to make your internet connection private on a public network. With Encrypt.me, ACBA members can use our applications, which are available in iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, to encrypt all internet traffic to and from their devices, preventing cyber security threats like browser leaks, WiFi eavesdropping, & broadband spying.

FASTCASE – ACBA members have access to California, Federal, and Bankruptcy primary law through their free Fastcase account. For California, this includes statutes, case law, regulations, and court rules. For Federal access, this includes Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit cases, as well as federal statutes and regulations. Finally, Fastcase provides access to all bankruptcy cases. To take advantage, log-in to the ACBA website and click on “Fastcase” in the upper left of your home screen. Read more

LIVE SCAN – ACBA members get 20% off Live Scan fingerprinting. Please bring your Request for Live Scan Service form, and a valid ID (driver license, state ID or U.S. Passport).

LEXISNEXIS® – LexisNexis and the ACBA have partnered to provide valuable member benefit packages and pricing for attorneys in solo and small law firms. Solutions include website design, search engine marketing, research solutions, practice management systems and litigation services! Visit www.lexisnexis.com/bars/ to learn about your LexisNexis member benefit products and services. To discuss your firm’s unique needs, call 866-836-8116.

LEXIS ADVANCE – As a member of the ACBA, you’re eligible to receive up to 40% off a new Lexis Advance® subscription! Lexis Advance includes more specialized practice area tools and content to help you anticipate trends, assess new matters, analyze legal issues and quickly produce the highest-quality work. This offer is available to attorneys in a law firm with 1 to 10 attorneys who are not current subscribers to LexisNexis’ online legal research.

MYCASE – MyCase is an all-in-one case management software for your law firm, providing the tools you need to improve organization, increase efficiency, and scale your firm operations. Whether it’s document management, reporting, billing and invoicing, or collecting payment, MyCase has it covered. ACBA Members receive a 10% lifetime discount! Start your free trial today!

NOTARY SERVICES –  (Suspended while our office is closed) Free notary services are now available at our office for current ACBA members. No need to run all over town, or pay $10 per signature! Enjoy a cup of coffee and get your documents notarized at our downtown Oakland office. Please call (510) 302-2201 to make an appointment, and bring a valid ID and completed paperwork. Limit of two appointments per month. 

RIDE Oakland – Get your cardio on with RIDE Oakland, Oakland’s only rhythm based cycling studio! Clip in, tap it back, sprint and climb to killer playlists and with the best instructors and community in the Bay – you will be having so much fun you won’t know how hard you are working! Use code LEGAL10.

RUBY RECEPTIONISTS – Ruby® Receptionists is the only live virtual receptionist service dedicated to creating real, meaningful connections with callers—building trust and helping you win business. Delight your English and Spanish-speaking callers at a fraction of the cost of an onsite receptionist. Plus, Alameda County Bar Association members receive a lifetime 5% discount off your monthly plan!

WESTLAW – PRACTICAL LAW: Need to re-tool your practice? ACBA members get up to 50% off Westlaw’s legal research and Practical Law tools depending on your yearly (1-3 years) commitment. This initial offer is good through December 2020.  

Spectrum Credit Union is the official credit union partner of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA)! All U.S. members of ACBA are eligible to join Spectrum. Spectrum offers a wide range of financial services to more than 100,000 members around the world.

  • FREE Checking and Savings Accounts
  • Higher-Yield Money Market and Share Certificate (CD) Accounts
  • Low-Rate Home, Auto, and Personal Loans
  • FREE Online Banking and Mobile Banking, including Mobile Deposit of paper checks via your smartphone
  • Access to 85,000+ Surcharge-Free Network ATMs and 7,200+ CO-OP Shared Branches
  • MySavings Youth Account, paying 6.77% (7.00% APY) on the first $1,000

GEICO – ACBA members can enjoy special discounts on GEICO’s already-low car insurance rates. GEICO offers 24-hour customer service by phone and online for fast and fair claim handling. GEICO also boasts the highest financial stability rating in the industry. GEICO can also help you with insurance for your home or condo, motorcycle, boat, RV, personal umbrella protection service, and more.

MERCER – The ACBA is working with the State Bar of California and Mercer Health & Benefits Insurance Services LLC to provide members with direct access to the State Bar’s outstanding group insurance programs. The State Bar’s 200,000+ membership gives it superior buying power in negotiating favorable rates and coverage, and State Bar oversight committees composed of experts in the field make sure that the insurance products meet the needs and expectations of members.

MUTUAL OF OMAHA – Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and its affiliates offer insurance product benefits for ACBA members. Your membership may qualify you for lower premiums and/or enhanced benefits, not offered to the general public, on these insurance products:

  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Life Insurance

We’re always adding member discounts – keep an eye out for the latest news by subscribing to the ACBA Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter! Subscribe here.

Partner Bar Membership Discounts

The Alameda County Bar Association is proud to honor the relationships we’ve built over the years with our fellow local bar associations, and to promote further collaboration, we’re partnering with the following organizations to offer a discount. The ACBA will offer a 50% discount* on new ACBA membership to the following organizations:

  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • BALIF
  • California Association of Black Lawyers 
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • South Asian Bar Association 
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • East Bay La Raza
  • Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • East Alameda County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Family Law Attorneys
  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers

*Must not have been an ACBA member in the last 3 years

New members: Create your account online here, and select partner bar membership at checkout.

Former members: Contact the ACBA Membership Assistant at membershipassistant@acbanet.org.

Fastcase facts

What is Fastcase? One of the largest, online, legal research libraries, which includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions and also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings
Available: Now
Users: More than 900,000 subscribers, including 34 state bar associations and many of the nation’s largest law firms
Cost: FREE federal for Alameda County Bar Association members (a $995 savings)
App: The most popular mobile app among lawyers, according to the ABA’s annual Tech Survey
Support: Available toll free, weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT.