MCLE Online Now Available!

San Mateo County Bar Association is pleased to announce the launch of our new innovative way to fulfill your California educational requirements. All the programs listed have been approved by the State Bar of California for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and meet the participatory education standards.

How do I register for SMCBA Online CLE programs?

  1. Register or login to the platform if you have not yet done by clicking Add To Cart.
  2. Select Register if you have not done so or Login. (Online CLE is a separate platform and your SMCBA login will not work.)
  3. After registering or logging in, add to cart the courses you wish to purchase and then select View Cart.
  4. Enter your San Mateo County Bar Membership discount code upon check out by selecting Click here to enter your code if you are eligible and a Member. To obtain your discount code, contact us at or call us at 650-298-4030.
  5. Complete your purchase with the correct billing information.
  6. An email confirming your registration will be sent to your email address once the payment process is complete.
  7. Next, go to My Courses or follow the link within the confirmation email to access your Online CLE course purchases.
  8. You must open and view the Resources first then click Next Section to view the online video.

How long do I have access to the purchased Online CLE program?

Your purchase provides up to 1-year access from the time of purchase to view and complete. Failure to complete the online course within 1-year will require you to re-enroll and purchase again in order to view and complete the education program.

How do I report my Online CLE credit?

Once you review the program in its entirety, you will be able to view/print your certificate.

What are the computer requirements to view SMCBA’s Online CLE programs?

SMCBA uses Vocalmeet to provide its Online MCLE. Vocalmeet supports all standard operating systems and works with all standard browsers. Accessing the platform with a browser that has been retired such as Internet Explorer 8 (No longer supported by Microsoft) will trigger a message to use an up-to-date browser.

*If you attended the live version of the program, you cannot receive credit for viewing the program again online.


Let CEB Cover Your SMCBA Membership Dues

When you purchase CEB’s OnLaw, you will receive your next SMCBA membership dues for free! Plus, a portion of all proceeds will support SMCBA programming.

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SMCBA is thrilled to have CEB as a sponsor. Members, please contact us at to receive your code for the FREE 2019-2020 SMCBA membership on CEB! All SMCBA members are invited to enjoy a 14-day free trial of California’s most trusted legal research solution.

ABOUT CEB: A self-sustaining nonprofit program of the University of California. CEB is guided by the mission of education first, focusing on legal analysis and procedural guidance written by and for California judges and lawyers.

Note: This offer is valid to new OnLAW customers only and cannot be combined with other discounts.

The Nancy de Ita Scholarship

Don’t miss out, apply today!

This image has an empty alt attributeNancy de Ita joined the San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA) in 1981 after passing the California State Bar. She volunteered on various committees and ultimately became President of the Association. She was the Association’s tenth woman president in 2009.

During her presidency, Nancy de Ita improved the diversity of SMCBA by joining all the local minority bar associations and encouraging their members to join the Bar Association!

She then created SMCBA’s Diversity Task Force. This task force later became a standing committee of the Bar Association in 2010, now known as the Diversity Committee.

The Nancy de Ita Scholarship was created in 2018 and is given to an incoming/current law student, or recent graduate who has not passed the bar exam to encourage and support their commitment to the legal profession and diversify our community.

The San Mateo County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee announces its 2019 Nancy de Ita Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is open to all incoming and currently registered law students. To apply, please email Monica Castillo, Esq. a 1000 word (max) essay on the topic “How Diversity Strengthens Our Profession.”  The essay must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019.  The winner(s) will be notified in July, and must attend the 2019 Speaker Series event held in October.

Previous winners of the award are not eligible.