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There are currently over 300 active members of the Stanislaus County Bar Association. As a voluntary association of attorneys in Stanislaus County we strive to:

  • Serve the welfare of the public by promoting understanding of the laws of California and the nation
  • Seek to improve the administration of justice
  • Promote professionalism among lawyers
  • Provide legal services to those in need of them
  • Assist communication between member of the Bar and the public
  • Motivate members to participate in civic/community service

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President’s Message

by Jeff L. Bean, SCBA President

This is my last President’s Message of the year and it has been another successful year for the bar association. We put together many solid educational programs for our members and tried to up our game with a very special Bench-Bar Dinner, by securing a historical keynote speaker.

If you missed it, we were honored to listen to Carlotta Walls LaNier share her life experiences with us at the Bench-Bar Dinner in October. We had expected to hear Dr. Melba Beals speak but due to a serious health matter, she was not able to attend. Mrs. LaNier has been friends with Dr. Beals since their time spent together back in Little Rock, Arkansas, having lived through the events of the infamous “Little Rock Nine” period of segregated schools. Mrs. LaNier’s speech was extremely engaging and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

If you were one of the book purchasers of Warriors Don’t Cry, Dr. Beals sends her apologies for the delay in getting the books returned. As soon as the books are received, the bar association will distribute them. Thank you for your patience with this situation.

Our Golf Tournament back in late May was a success and we are already planning for our next tournament for 2015. Watch for the announcement to take advantage of all the creative advertising options that will be offered.

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Law Day Luncheon will be on Friday, May 8, 2015, with keynote speaker California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu. This is sure to be an event that you will want to attend. Those interested in sponsoring this event can contact the SCBA Executive Director, Deana Skelton, at deana@stanbar.org or (209) 571-5729.

I would like to sincerely thank the 2014 SCBA Officers and Directors for their support and all of their efforts in assisting with the many duties of running the bar association. Their service is very much appreciated and has not gone unnoticed.

This brings me to our Holiday Luncheon which just recently took place on December 5th, at the SOS Club. The Honorable Loretta Begen administered the SCBA Oath to our new 2015 Bar Board. I am confident that this new Board will continue on with the high standards of educational programs we strive for and to put together events that will be of interest and enjoyment to our members.

It has been a pleasure serving as your Bar President this past twelve months
and I want to wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.

“May the New Year be prosperous for all!”