State Bar

Overview

State Bar

The State Bar General Unit includes all non-attorney classifications at the State Bar of California, including legal secretaries, investigators, paralegals, program analysts, IT and finance staff, administrative assistants, and court specialists. 

The State Bar Attorney Unit includes all attorney classifications at the State Bar:

  • Attorney
  • Senior Attorney
  • Supervising Attorney

Members work in nearly all areas of the Bar including the Office of Chief Trial Counsel, State Bar Courts, Admissions, Access & Inclusion, and General Services.  Worksites are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  

The State Bar bargaining units are covered by Memorandums of Understanding with the State Bar of California, which are negotiated separately from the MOU with the State of California.

Overview

Board of Trustees Approves State Bar Tentative Agreement

The State Bar Board of Trustees voted on Thursday, April 16 to approve our contract. The Board of Trustees vote is the culmination of a process that started over a year ago and recently included an overwhelming majority of State Bar members voting to ratify the Tentative Agreement.

The Tentative Agreement went into effect immediately upon the Board’s ratification. The full Tentative Agreement is available here, and a final version of the new MOU will be available in the next few weeks.

Overview

Election Announcement

Congratulations! After nearly a year of bargaining and member action, State Bar members have voted overwhelmingly (98% for the Attorney Unit and 97% for the General Unit) to approve the Tentative Agreement.

Our new contract creates economic gains, brings equity and fairness to our retiree healthcare plans, expands our access to paid leave and family bonding, increases career development opportunities, and deepens investments in work-life balance.