Welcome to the Stanislaus County Bar Association

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

Need more?  Check out our Top Ten Reasons to join the SCBA!


Lawyers Referral Service:

The Stanislaus County Bar Association offers a service to the community for those who do not have an attorney but have legal problems. Find out More >>


President’s Message

by Sally K. Chenualt, SCBA Vice President

Jeff Bean, the Stanislaus County Bar Association (“SCBA”) president, is on vacation so I am filling in – beware Jeff, when the cat is away the mice do play.

We are already through the first half of 2014, having provided eleven (11) lunch hour MCLE classes on a variety of pertinent topics. I would like to thank the members of the legal community who have offered to give their time for these classes. It has been busy. We hope it gets even busier. Please volunteer your time and skills to this worthwhile educational exchange.

The annual Law Day Luncheon this year was held at the Gallo Center for the Arts on May 2, 2014. The President of the California Bar Association, Luis Rodriguez, honored our bar association by giving the keynote speech. The Law Day theme was “Why Every Vote Matters.” The Liberty Bell Award recipient for 2014 is Thomas Ciccarelli, the Executive Director of the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. As a result of the generous support of our local bar association members, the SCBA again was able to provide scholarships to two local high school graduates who intend to enter the legal field. A third local high school graduate received the Modesto 500 Lions ‘John Grisez Memorial’ Scholarship. . . . read more