Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I join Santa Barbara Women Lawyers?

Answer: Membership is renewed on a yearly basis and can be renewed online here or you can obtain an Application here to complete and return by mail.

Question: Where can I find more information about Santa Barbara Women Lawyers’ Events?

Answer: Check out the list of events on our Events page.

Question: How do I join a Santa Barbara Women Lawyers mentoring circle?

Answer: If you are a current SBWL member, you join a SBWL mentoring circle. If you are interested in joining a mentoring circle, please contact SBWL at and provide your name, experience level, employer, and practice area. A SBWL Board member will contact you regarding placement in a mentoring circle.

Question: How can I support Santa Barbara Women Lawyers?

Answer: Attend SBWL MCLE events, networking events, Annual Dinner, join the Board of Directors for SBWL or SBWLF, volunteer to assist with a SBWL committee, submit articles for SBWL to consider for inclusion into SBWL newsletters, and donate to the SBWL Foundation.

Question: How do I nominate someone for ‘Attorney of the Year’?

Answer: At its Annual Dinner every December, SBWL presents its ‘Attorney of the Year’ Award. Usually, nomination forms are released in late Summer and due sometime in Fall. A copy of the most recent nomination form can be found here:

2015 SBWL Attorney of the Year Nomination Form

Question: Does Santa Barbara Women Lawyers award scholarships?

Answer: Each year, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation awards scholarships to deserving high school and law students. Usually, nomination forms are released during the Spring and are due sometime in Summer or Fall (check our Announcements page or Foundation page for details). The deadline varies each year.  The scholarships are presented by the Foundation at an Awards Luncheon during the Fall.

Question: How can I donate to Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation?

Answer: Tax deductible donations can me made to Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation by clicking here 

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