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The Desert Bar Association’s Mission is to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of the law, to increase its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice, to cultivate social activities among its members and to support and administer programs and activities consonant with such goals.

Our Officers, Trustees and Members all play a significant role in helping the DBA meet its goals and fulfill this mission. To learn more about becoming a member or otherwise getting involved, please contact us.

Desert Bar Association
P.O. Box 12295
Palm Desert, CA 92255-2295
Phone:  (760) 851 4886


For inquiries of a specific nature, please contact the assigned Officer or Trustee below by clicking their name to send an email:


President – Karen J. Sloat
Judicial Liaison, Bird Awards, Hall of Fame Awards

Vice President –  Kimberly T. Lee
DBA Luncheons & Mixers, 2016-17 Installation, Probate Section

Secretary –  Robert J. Gilliland, Jr.
Judicial Evaluation Committee, Media Relations, Mediation Program

Treasurer –  Christoffer J. Thomsen
New Memberships


Natalie S. Keller – Client Relations, Family Law Section, Hall of Fame Awards, Fee Arbitration

Aaron F. Garcia – Access to Justice

David B. Greenberg – Mock Trial, Young Lawyers Task Force, Youth Court

Anthony Valente – Website

Rachael E. Alcorn – Adopt a High School, Bird Awards, Mock Trial, Young Lawyers Task Force

Breeanna S. Fujio – Bird Awards, Mock Trial, Young Lawyers Task Force

Immediate Past Presidents

Julie Rosser Balbini

Michael B. Rover

To find out how to become a member of the Desert Bar Association,please contact Sue Byerly at (760) 851-4886 or To learn more about our process for nominating and electing Officers and the Board of Trustees, please contact President, Karen J. Sloat.