Friends, Members, and Community:
We know you, our members, clients and staff are contending with disruption and great uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We truly appreciate all of you and extend our heartfelt well -wishes.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the San Mateo County Bar Association is closed to the public but continues to work remotely. The closure will remain in effect until the San Mateo County Health Department’s “Shelter At Home” order is lifted. We are closely monitoring recommendations from local and national health authorities, such as the San Mateo County Health Department, John Hopkins University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Wold Health Organization (WHO).
SMCBA continues to be here to help! We have been operating with less than usual staff and we are doing everything in our power to keep our programs running. Please rest assured that the San Mateo County Bar Association remains active and continues to take calls and e-mails from potential clients, members, and those with urgent matters.
SMCBA has cancelled all non-essential meetings. Committee and Section meetings are conducted virtually. The Bar Association and its various sections continue to offer our members a variety of legal education webinars. Visit our Calendar of Events for the latest event information.
The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Program continues to issue referrals online and over the phone. Please note, for now now, consultations will only be provided by phone. To obtain a referral to a lawyer, please contact the Lawyer Referral Service at (650) 369-4149 Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or obtain a self-referral online. We are doing our best to handle the volume of phone calls we have been receiving. Please bear with us as you may experience longer than usual phone wait times.
For the latest information on how to get legal help and access resources click on our “Other Resources” page.
SMCBA members are encouraged to do business by phone (650) 298-4030, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (65) 368-3892.
Thank you for your patience and for helping us keep SMCBA a healthy and safe place for all. Please be safe and healthy!
Your SMCBA Team.