The Long Beach Bar Association, now in its 94th year, is the home of attorneys, judges, and legal professionals in the City of Long Beach and surrounding areas of Southern California. The Long Beach Bar Association was founded by a small group of lawyers in the parlor of the Hotel Schuyler on February 3, 1917. Its mission was then, and continues to be today, to provide a welcoming, congenial, and stimulating home for attorneys, judges, and legal professionals in the City of Long Beach, our surrounding communities, and the greater Los Angeles area. MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Long Beach Bar Association is to serve the members of the Association, lawyers, the judiciary, and the general public by: Improving the skills of and providing educational opportunities for lawyers. Creating opportunities for professional collegiality and interaction with the judiciary. Providing assistance and education to the public as they seek to access the legal system. VALUES The Long Beach Bar Association holds the following core values: Honesty and Truthfulness ? We will always operate with complete honesty and truthfulness in our dealings with others. Integrity ? This is the hallmark of our profession and must be upheld at all times. Justice ? This is the foundation of our system of laws. Respect ? We will respect all parties and participants at all times. Knowledge ? We will continually improve our relationships and the practice of law. Collegiality ? This strengthens personal and professional relationships and enhances the practice of law. Service to the Community ? We strive to work together to make Long Beach a better place through our actions.