Our Mission:Santa Barbara Legal Professionals Association provides a professional network for legal support professionals. The professional legal secretary is the cornerstone of a smoothly operating law practice. You can choose being a legal secretary as a career path or as a stepping stone to other legal professions.Our group liaises with the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Barristers and Santa Barbara Paralegal Association, as well as the many LSI chapters throughout the state. Locally, we offer assistance with Annual Law Day events, post employment advertising free of charge, and coordinate educational opportunities for your staff. Full membership also provides discounts for legal publications through LSI, CEB and Rutter Group, and registration for seminars hosted by LSI, SBLPA, and those offered by other associations that are of interest to our members.
SBLPA pursues dual purposes: to provide education and to promote personal career objectives in conjunction with LSI by:
Stimulating a high order of business and professional attainment.
Furthering our knowledge of the law and upholding its honor and dignity.
Creating a high standard of ethics among our members.
Cooperating and assisting in every possible way the interests of legal secretaries through Legal Secretaries, Inc. (LSI), our state association.
Networking with other legal associations in Santa Barbara County.
Establishing a supportive and extensive network that incorporates members from local firms and statewide chapters of LSI, and provides recognition with courts and legal support services.
The opportunity through LSI membership to obtain classification as a Certified California Legal Secretary (CCLS) by offering testing twice each year and to maintain it with continuing education MCLE seminars offered at conferences and legal specialization seminars, or local chapter programs throughout each year.
Providing scholarships for education fees for high school graduating seniors, re-entry workers, and those changing their law field in need of funds to pursue a legal support staff position.
CODE OF ETHICS
“It shall be the duty of each member of LEGAL SECRETARIES INCORPORATED to observe all laws, rules and regulations now or hereafter in effect relating to confidentiality and privileged communication, acting with loyalty, integrity, competency and diplomacy, in accordance with the highest standards of professional conduct.”
Dedicated to the Memory of Joan M. Moore, PLS, CCLS, LSI Past President 1980-82
Santa Barbara Legal Professionals Association (SBLPA), formerly known as "Santa Barbara Legal Secretaries Association," is a chapter of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (LSI), our parent organization at the state level