Justice Through Laws

The Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) serves justice in California by bringing together attorney volunteers from around the State to seek, debate, and promote creative, non-partisan changes to the law for the benefit of Californians.

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Register Today for Legislative Week!

Dear Delegates: The 2022 CCBA Legislative Week is March 28-31! This year we are again asking you to volunteer to join us virtually - a sign up link is below - as we meet with members of the State Assembly and State Senate and their staff. For those of you who have never attended before, Legislative Week provides an opportunity for us to meet with legislative representatives and staff about our resolutions that are on our legislative agenda and other proposed bills from legislators and organizations we support.  It is an opportunity to participate in the legislative process and meet your representatives. While we prefer [...]

Drafting Effective Resolutions

The Resolutions Committee is hosting 5 seminars on drafting effective resolutions.  Each seminar will cover the following topics: presenting an overview of the drafting process and CCBA’s procedural requirements, followed by working through a few examples in a workshop style.  You are encouraged to bring your own ideas and resolutions in progress to the seminar for discussion. The seminars are free of charge, and you will receive 1 hour of MCLE credit. To reserve your place in a seminar, please send an email to the Chair of the Resolutions Committee, Ujvala Singh, at resolutions@ccba.law. Each attendee may attend one seminar. The seminars will be offered [...]

2021 Annual Conference

Despite another less-than-normal year, CCBA remains strong and successful.  In 2020 and 2021 we solidified our place as a trusted and valuable grass-roots partner for legislation in Sacramento, even in these trying times.  Indeed, CCBA’s work—that is, your work—drafting quality resolutions, supporting “Leg Week” lobbying meetings, and responding to requests from staffers for support and analysis during the legislative session, has once more demonstrated CCBA’s amazing impact:  Despite significant pragmatic and procedural limits placed on the overall number of bills the legislature was permitted to bring, CCBA still played a key role in at least 10 quality bills that are heading [...]


Dear Delegates, Please join CCBA and the John M. Langston Bar Association for a virtual presentation on The CROWN Act, which is scheduled on August 26 from 6-8 pm and includes 1.5 hours of elimination of bias MCLE.  Tickets are available here. Oliver Dunlap CCBA Chair

CCBA on KALW-91.7 FM

For those of you still radio inclined -- and for those who favor newfangled streaming content and podcasts -- please consider a listen tonight, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 pm.  At that time, CCBA’s officers will be featured on the “Your Legal Rights” weekly feature on KALW-91.7 FM (NPR’s oldest affiliate in the NorCal region).  You can listen on local radio in Northern California, or by internet Radio Broadcast at: https://www.kalw.org/programs/your-legal-rights#stream/0 For more than 35 years, Your Legal Rights has provided KALW listeners with free legal information and guidance, carrying on the work of the program’s founding host, Chuck Finney.  We will [...]

Petition for Resolution Inclusion

Dear Delegates, Petitions for Resolution Inclusion are due December 30, 2020 by 5:00PM. Please refer to our previous announcement and explanations: 2021 Legislative Agenda and Explanation This year the Legislative Committee has selected 20 Resolutions for the 2021 Legislative Agenda.  The Legislative Committee is now providing an opportunity for delegates to include Approved Resolutions from 2018, 2019, and 2020 that are not already part of our Legislative Agenda. December 30, 2020:  5pm Deadline for delegates to submit Petition for Resolution Inclusion to secretary@calconference.org to be considered by the Legislative Committee. January 5, 2021:  CBBA Legislative Committee selects Resolutions to be added to Legislative Agenda. January 22, 2021: Deadline [...]


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