Attorney Referral Service

The SFVBA’s non-profit Attorney Referral Service aids the public by connecting those in need of legal assistance with qualified, experienced attorneys. Established in 1948, the ARS is one of the longest running State Bar-certified legal assistance programs in California.

Lawyers in the Library

On May 5, 2017, in celebration of National Law Day, a team of volunteer attorneys from the SFVBA’s Attorney Referral Service were on hand at the L.A. Public Library in Van Nuys to offer free legal advice to the public.

New Lawyers Network

On March 30, 2017, the SFVBA presented a networking social at P.S. 818 in Sherman Oaks with more than 20 newly-minted lawyers gathering to share experiences in their chosen field. The social was co-sponsored by rental property management firm, Cresa.


Underwritten by the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the SFVBA, the nationally-acclaimed play Defamation was staged on February 13 for law magnet students at several San Fernando Valley schools.  

2017 MCLE Marathon

SFVBA members had the opportunity to fulfill their continuing legal education requirements during a two-day Marathon, January 13 and 14. Topics covered included estate planning, leveraging technology to maximize efficiency, and partnership agreements.    

2016 Holiday Open House

The Bar celebrated the season with a Holiday Open House on December 13 at its Tarzana headquarters. The evening included a display of toys collected by members for needy children at several homeless shelters in the Valley.    

Blanket the Homeless

  In December 2016, the SFVBA helped “Blanket the Homeless” by distributing blankets to several Valley homeless shelters. Volunteer attorneys were also on hand to provide free legal assistance to the needy.