About the Association

The Nevada County Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of attorneys and legal professionals, organized to serve its members and the public in Nevada County.

The Association:

  • Administers a Fee Arbitration Program, at the direction of the State Bar of California, to assist clients and attorneys in resolving conflicts concerning fees for legal services.
  • Produces and sponsors the Essay Scholarship awards annually, inviting essay submissions from area high school juniors and seniors on topics of law, presenting scholarship awards at the annual Law Day dinner. Notable speakers have included Appellate justices, County judges, and prominent local attorneys.
  • Provides low-cost Mandatory Continuing Legal Education programs, and networking opportunities for members such as social events.
  • Sponsors events of interest to the public, such as “Candidates Night” for local elections, judicial candidate plebiscites, and candidates forums. NCBA has sponsored the award-winning Nevada Union Debate Team, and underwrites fundraisers to support similar programs.

Our Bylaws

Bylaws are important for ensuring fairness, resolving disputes, and clarifying member rights and responsibilities.

Read the Bylaws

Our Members:


Steven McFarlane
Hendricks McFarlane
563 Brunswick Road, Suite 4,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
T: (530) 273-0323

Vice President
Megan Sasaki
204 N. Pine St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
T: (530) 802-0408

Kyle R. Adamson
Gold Country Workers’ Comp Center, P.C.
T: (530) 362-7188

Conor W. Harkins
Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley
420 Sierra College Dr. Ste 140
Grass Valley, CA 95945
T: (530) 798-2416


James Anderson
Law Offices of James-Phillip V.M. Anderson
222 Church St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
T: (916) 282-7737

William Anderson
Law Offices of James-Phillip V.M. Anderson
222 Church St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
T: (916) 282-7737

Joseph J. Bell
Law Office of Joseph J. Bell
350 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley, CA 95945
T: (530) 272-7477

Katie Lester
202 Providence Mine Road #106
Nevada City, CA 95959
T: (530) 264-4130


Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
Megan Sasaki, Chair
T: (530) 802-0408

Fee Arbitration Program
Conor W. Harkins, Coordinator
T: (530) 798-2416

The History Archives Project
Joseph J. Bell, Chair
T: (530) 272-7477