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.




Message from the Chair

As your new chair, I wish to grow our conference participation and name recognition throughout the legal community. I believe we can accomplish this mission by increasing our presence on social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and yes even TikTok. We are upgrading our website and encourage everyone to signup and keep your contact information current. We will also have a quarterly newsletter. The CCBA newsletter will be a tool to keep you and your delegations informed with activities such as legislation day, MCLE events, etc. I plan to offer workshops to give delegates the tools to help them draft resolutions, find [...]

Conference Registration is Open!

Delegates are now able to register for the 2023 Conference, which will take place both virtually and in-person from September 22-24. https://www.ccba.law/event/ccba-2023-hybrid-conference/

Legislative Day 2023 [click here to register]

Please join us for CCBA’s Legislative Day and the State of the Judiciary in Sacramento beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023. We will meet with the California Legislators and their staff regarding the bills CCBA is sponsoring and supporting this year. We will also attend the State of the Judiciary, given by Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero. After you register, we will provide more details on meeting locations and the full schedule. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please contact Legislative Week Committee Co-Chairs Melissa A. Petrofsky (melissa.petrofsky@gmail.com) or Christopher Cooke (ccooke@murphycooke.com).

The CARE ACT: A New Pathway to Deliver Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in California

Please join Jack B. Osborn for a one-hour CLE to discuss the landmark 2022 CARE Act (SB 1338) that is considered a paradigm shift in the availability of services for the mentally ill, the unhoused, and those suffering from substance abuse. Designed as a diversion to prevent more restrictive conservatorships or incarceration, Mr. Osborn will review the history of the legislation and ongoing challenges to implementation. Mr. Osborn is a partner at Brown White & Osborn LLP and a certified specialist in estate planning, trusts and probate. His practice focuses on conservatorships and mental health law. He is a former CCBA [...]

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 [...]

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