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 a woman who is a stand out among legal professionals in Santa Barbara County?  SBWL is seeking nominations for the Deborah Talmage Attorney of the Year Award, to be presented during SBWL’s Annual Dinner, December 12, 2016.  The Award annually honors an outstanding legal professional who is dedicated to the advancement and success of women; who mentors her colleagues and other women; who personifies professional excellence and a commitment to the highest level of ethics; who has shown a commitment to the community; or who has achieved professional excellence.  The awardee’s name is engraved on a permanent plaque displayed in the Santa Barbara Superior Court.

2016 SBWL Attorney of the Year Nomination Form

Nominations are due September 30, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Shannon DeNatale Boyd at


SBWL Mentoring Circle

The group is seeking SBWL members to join the Circle, and particularly experienced members to act as mentors. For more information please contact SBWL at
The group is also seeking students to mentor.  Please contact SBWL (above) if you are interested.

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

Join the Santa Barbara Women’s Lawyers online here or you can obtain an Application here to complete and return by mail.

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