At the State Bar, we have established resources and programs in place to help you grow and develop your professional skills and advance your career.
“It is a pleasure to work for an organization that has given me the opportunities and resources to continue to grow. It has been invaluable to my development during my career here at the State Bar.”
Chief Trial Counsel
The Training and Development Assignment Program allows our employees to work in a new role to gain experience, knowledge, and skills for up to six months. Assignments are matched according to organizational needs and an employee’s professional development goals. These assignments can be part- or full-time and within the same or a different team.
For specific entry-level roles, advancement to the journey-level role can be achieved within two years based on performance. This program offers employees more control, as this program can be initiated by the employee.
At the State Bar, great performance is rewarded. When an employee’s performance indicates that they’ll be successful for their next role, and they meet the minimum qualifications, a promotion-in-place can take place. There’s no waiting for an opening to become available.
In addition to on-demand access to online training, State Bar employees have access to a variety of talent
development resources. These include
internal workshops and programs that focus on specific topics or
audiences, talent assessments to increase self-knowledge and team
effectiveness, individual coaching, and job-related external conferences
“I started many years ago as a temporary employee packing boxes for the upcoming bar exam. The following year, I started my first job with the Office of Admissions in the mailroom. This year, I received a promotion to a Program Analyst with Office of Information Technology. I am grateful for the opportunities for growth I’ve received that helped me achieve my success.”
– Program Analyst
For roles that require a license or certification, the State Bar provides a subsidy to help ensure that our employees’ licenses and certifications are up to date.
The State Bar’s wellness program reinforce our belief in maintaining
a healthy balance. We offer our employees resources to increase their
knowledge around their financial, physical, and mental well-being.
Topics range from planning your retirement, to Zumba or yoga classes, to
nutrition and mindfulness and meditation—all delivered by specialists
in their field.
Fostering an inclusive culture where people feel they belong is at
the heart of the State Bar’s diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment. Employees have access to online resources and can attend our
speaker series and participate in ongoing conversations with experts,
colleagues, and executives around diversity, equity, and inclusion
Learn more about the State Bar's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“I’m proud to be part of an organization that dedicates resources to career development and ensures that supervisors support their employees’ endeavors. These opportunities have allowed me to grow in my career at the State Bar for over 10 years.”
– Investigator II
Chief Trial Counsel