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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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Conference Registration Early Bird Rate Extended

Delegates -- The $200 early bird registration for this year's Conference is extended until August 31st (it will go up to $250 as of September 1st). You can register either by clicking on "Registration" under the Conference tab at the very top of the page, or just scroll up and click on the big blue "Conference Registration" button.  Registration entitles you to attend all Conference sessions (in-person or virtual), gets you a ticket to the Friday night reception, and will allow you to earn a minimum of 6-hours of MCLE credit. And for those attending in person, don't wait to make your [...]

Conference Hotel Information

At last, we have locked down rooms for the Conference at the Westin San Diego Bayview.  The hotel is located approximately two blocks from the SDCBA offices where the Conference will take place.  The hotel will also be the site of our Friday night reception. In order to make reservations, please click HERE to go to the hotel reservation page. Please note that we have a limited number of room available and the hotel will release any unclaimed rooms as of September 1st, so do not wait to make your reservations.  If you have questions about the room itself, please contact the [...]

Conference Registration is Open!

  Delegates are now able to register for the 2022 Conference, taking place both virtually and in-person, on September 16, 17, and 18.  You can register either by clicking on "Registration" under the Conference tab at the very top of the page, or just scroll up and click on the big blue "Conference Registration" button.  Early bird registration is $200 (it will jump to $250 on August 24th) and permits you to attend all Conference sessions (in-person or virtual), gets you a ticket to the Friday night reception, and will allow you to earn a minimum of 6-hours of MCLE credit. For [...]

Conference Call-Ups

Delegates - Call-ups for resolutions to be debated at this year's Conference should be sent to the attention of Conference Operations at: conops@ccba.law .   A "Position and Call Ups Spreadsheet Template" that delegations to use to submit call-ups can be found here: https://www.ccba.law/resolutions-2022/ . Because of the hybrid nature of this year's Conference, and so we can make those attending virtually aware in advance of the resolutions being called-up for debate, please make every effort to submit your call-ups by Friday, September 9. A call-up should include if it is for limited or full debate, and if the person making the call-up [...]

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 [...]

The CROWN Act

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

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