The Kern County Bar Association (KCBA)
provides leadership in advancing the professional interests of the membership and serving the legal interests of the community.
Our Goals are to:
- Promote professional development and improve participation by all members.
- Foster cooperation and goodwill between the legal profession and the community, and disseminate information to the public.
- Build and maintain programs to assure financial stability.
- Facilitate the use of technology in the practice of law.
As a component of our function we provide community resources such as:
- The Mandated Fee Arbitration Program
- The Indigent Defense Program
- The Lawyer Referral and Information Services Program (coming soon!)
Additionally, our organization supports and facilitates the KCBA Charitable Foundation, and the multitude of activities that the Charitable Foundation carries out to benefit the community, such as:
- The Constitution Day Book Giveaway Project
- The Ready - Set - Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway Project
- The Judge Arthur E. Wallace Scholarship
- The Open Doors to Courts for our High School Students
- and much, much more!
It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to provide the leadership in order for the organization to meet its mission and goals.
It is the responsibility of the Staff to implement the leadership provided by the Board and to facilitate the actions necessary in order for the organization to carryout its mission and attain its goals. It takes a Team effort to make this happen, and we work hard at doing what we do - but we have fun and feel a sense of accomplishment in the process!
KCBA offers its (FTP) employees the following benefits:
- Group Medical Health Insurance
- Aflac Options
- Vacation Days
- Sick Pay
- Competitive Market-rate Compensation
If you are interested in joining our Team and being a part of the process please see below for available opportunities to join the KCBA Staff Team, and instructions on how to apply.
Thank you for your interest in KCBA and our Team!
JOB OPENINGS - IDP Administrator
The KCBA is currently recruiting for the Indigent Defense Program (IDP) Administrator position. Individuals interested in the position are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume addressed to the IDP Oversight Committee via mail to 1675 Chester Avenue, Suite 220, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be received by the KCBA by the close of business on October 15, 2014.
Eligible candidates will possess the following: 1) a Juris Doctoral Degree; 2) a license to practice law in California; and 3) at least five years of legal experience. (Criminal law experience is preferred.)
A complete description of the IDP Administrator Position, including additional employment standards, is available here .
We are always accepting volunteers to help with our daily office needs and other programs as they come up! Do you think you might have a few hours a week to dedicate to the KCBA? Please email email@example.com for a volunteer application.