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COVID-19 Social Distancing

Check out our efforts to flatten the curve

The Alameda County Bar Association is proactively taking measures to ensure the safety of our members and staff. We were among the first to close our office and hold all meetings and MCLE programs online. We are also working hard to keep you updated on the latest information about court and business closures. In the coming weeks we will be sharing more information and advice on how to take your law practice online with our members. Join today to get access to all this information and content!

Follow our COVID-19 coverage on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

No Fees for CLE’s

Welcome to Inclusive Membership

For our 1,500 members, membership in the Alameda County Bar Association brings educational opportunities, networking events, professional development, and a chance to lead and shape the legal community in Alameda County.  We have free CLE programs and benefits that apply to a range of legal professionals, from judges and attorneys, to paralegals and law students.

By joining any of our twelve practice area sections, members have invitations to social networking events, plus the opportunity to make their voices and opinions heard.

We listened to you, and we’ve made some major changes. We are excited to introduce you to the ACBA member benefits, including free CLE and free legal research.

Now, the return on your investment in your career is worth even more!

ACBA members get access to any of our on-site CLEs for Free!

This is HUGE! We’re proud to be the first local bar association to offer free CLE to our members

Network to get referrals, find a mentor, or find that perfect job!

Free legal research through Fastcase. That’s right, we said free!

From digital fingerprinting, case management, and legal research to discounts on court reporters and virtual receptionist services

Get your documents notarized with no hassle at the ACBA

The ACBA’s certified Lawyer Referral Service and the Court Appointed Attorneys Program are great ways to grow your practice

Join us to:

SOCIALIZE with attorneys and judges at annual receptions and smaller section socials.

BECOME A LEADER by joining a section you have the opportunity to serve on the Executive Committee and plan MCLE programs, networking events, and other activities throughout the year.

KEEP CURRENT AND CONNECTED with our monthly e-newsletter, a weekly MCLE digest, email blasts and yearly printed magazine A Year in Review.

STAY SHARP with quality free CLE in a variety of practice areas, or share your knowledge as a speaker.

GAIN EXPERIENCE while serving the community by volunteering with Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC).

GROW YOUR PRACTICE and your credibility through the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), Criminal Court Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP), and gain exposure by being listed on our Online Membership Directory.

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS on professional resources, including insurance, financial planning, and other services to help busy legal professionals succeed!


We now have three new ways to pay

  1. Autorenewal – Skip these renewal emails in the future! Manage your bar membership just like your Netflix subscription. Sign up for annual autorenewal and you will receive a notice at least 30 days in advance of your automatic renewal. You can sign-up or un-enroll at any time through  your member portal.  
  2. Installment Option – Pay dues in 3 month installments (total of 4 payments). We understand lump payments can be tough to carry on tight budgets! Contact Hadassah Hayashi to learn more or to take advantage.
  3. Premiere Membership – Save time and grief! Premiere Annual Membership means ACBA Staff take care of signing you up for your favorite ACBA events with an option to include a plus one, and we’ll remind you before the event! We’ll also list your name and firm on our website as a Premier Member and in our e-Newsletter and annual magazine. Options to pay monthly. Contact Hadassah Hayashi to learn more or to take advantage.

Reciprocal 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, by partnering with the following organizations to offer a reciprocal discount. The ACBA will offer a 25% discount* on new ACBA membership to the following organizations:

*Must not have been an ACBA member in the last 5 years

ACBA members will also be eligible for discounted membership at these organizations. Please click on the organization above for information on how to take advantage of these discounts.

New members: Create your account online here, and apply the discount code at checkout.

Former members: Contact ACBA Membership Coordinator Staci Palmer at or (510) 302-2210.