Welcome to the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers website. SBWL is a non-profit organization that promotes the diverse interests of women lawyers in Santa Barbara.  To join the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers’ Mailing List, simply send an e-mail to the SBWL Communications Chair with the word “subscribe” in the subject line.


Do you know anyone looking for a new leadership opportunity? Join the SBWL and/or SBWL Foundation board of directors. We are looking for passionate, energetic, and committed leaders to join our team. You may nominate yourself or another colleague.

SBWL Mission

SBWL Foundation Mission

SBWL directors commit to a two-year term (2017-2018). The board holds monthly meetings (2nd Monday evening of each month) and participation on committees is expected.

The foundation is the charitable arm SWBL and the majority of its directors are also SBWL board members. Directors serve a one-year term. The foundation holds monthly board meetings and participation on committees is expected.

For consideration, please email the nominee’s name, contact information, and resume (with “BoardNomination” in the subject line) to no later than 5:00pm October 30, 2016. Please indicate in the email if the nominee is interested in one or both boards.

Nominees will be notified about a decision in mid November. The new board will be sworn in at the annual dinner on December 12, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Smith
SWBL Vice President/ SBWL Foundation President


2016 Membership Applications Available Now!

Join the Santa Barbara Women’s Lawyers or update your membership. Check out our membership page for details.

SBWL invites members to submit announcements for future editions of the newsletter. Email upcoming announcement information to the SBWL Communications Chair.

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