Every year, CCBA’s officers, board members, and delegates spend a day in Sacramento moving the CCBA legislative agenda forward: finding out what’s going on in the Capitol, letting our representatives know what’s important to us, and reminding them that CCBA is California’s most active and effective sponsor of efforts to improve our laws.

This year’s Legislative Day is Monday, April 4, 2016. The complete schedule is available here 2016 Legislative Day Agenda. We hope you will be part of this very important event, including:

-Welcome meeting at the Third District Court of Appeal, located at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, Room 500, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.   We will have the opportunity during the day to participate in a guided tour of the building.

-A full day of meetings with Legislators – We’ll start meeting at 9:00 a.m. for a “State of Legislation” discussion from the perspective of the judiciary followed by meetings with legislators.  Meeting in Room 500 listed above.

-1.0 hours of CLE – At Noon, we will have an informative CLE session on the “State of the State Bar” where we will be updated on proposed changes to the State Bar.   The program costs $15, and includes a box lunch.

-A fun and relaxing reception – At the end of the day, we’ll be hosting a reception at Chops near the Capitol building. The reception is free for the delegates who participated in Legislative Day, but if you can’t make the full day, you can join us for the reception at a cost of $20.

Please join us – help move the CCBA legislative program.


Please see the following links to the MCLE handouts:

1.    SB 60 of 1995 – Senator Kopp’s bill requiring a plebiscite.

2.    Governor Wilson’s veto message for SB 1145 (Burton) of 1997

3.    SB 144 (Schiff) of 1999, the bill that restored the Bar’s funding.

4.    Governor Schwartzenegger’s veto message for SB 641 (Corbett) of 2009

5.    AB 2764 of 2010, which created the Bar’s Governance in the Public Interest Task Force

6.    SB 163 (Evans) of 2011, which totally restructured the now Board of Trustees, etc.

7.   SB 387 (Jackson) of 2015) and a copy of the Assembly Judiciary Committee analysis of the bill, which made the Bar subject to Bagley-Keene

8.    Dean Parker’s December 2015 Memorandum. (link pending)

9.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (2015) 574 U.S.

10.   Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association