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Calendar of Events

Check out our calendar of upcoming programs and events! All CLE programs at our office are included in your membership.

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Build Your Practice


By joining any of our practice area sections, you will receive invitations to targeted MCLE programs and social networking events, plus have the opportunity to make your voice heard.  Our sections span a wide range of specialties including: ADR, Bankruptcy, Barristers, Business, Cannabis and Hemp Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Public Entity Law, Real Estate, Trial Practice, Trust & Estates, and Wellness. For more information about sections, please contact Hadassah Hayashi at Hadassah@acbanet.org

Court Appointed Attorneys Program

The Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) provides quality legal services to criminal defendants facing prosecution when the Office of the Public Defender declares a conflict of interest. Panel attorneys’ criminal defense experience ranges from a few months to decades and from simple misdemeanors to special circumstances death penalty cases. To become a CAAP panel member, please contact CAAP Administrator Sarah Brooks at (510) 302-2204 or sarah@acbanet.org.

Lawyer Referral Service 

The ACBA Lawyer Referral Service matches clients who need legal representation with lawyers who can help. Our service is well-established and certified by the State Bar of California under Business and Professions Code §6155, and by the American Bar Association. The LRS receives more than 18,000 calls a year. Our trained staff only refer cases matching your experience and interest. Whether you’re hanging out a shingle for the first time or have an established practice, LRS can help your practice grow. To become a LRS panel member, please contact LRS Director Rachel Shigekane at (510) 302-2210 or at rachel@acbanet.org.

Legal Access Alameda

Legal Access Alameda is the pro bono arm of the ACBA. Legal Access mobilizes volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. Legal Access volunteers provide assistance at clinics in family law, bankruptcy, guardianship and more. Support us by volunteering and by making a generous donation. For more information on how to volunteer or donate, please contact Director Christina Wiellette at (510) 302-2216 or at christina@acbanet.org.

ACBA Member Benefits

Your ACBA membership gets you access to discounts on all sorts of items that help you in your practice. One amazing benefit is a free Fastcase account for legal research. Access your account by signing in on our website and clicking on “Fastcase” under Account.

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