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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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Update Re: Leg Day 2020

Dear Delegates, CCBA’s Leg Day on March 10, 2020 was a huge success!  Although this seems like a lifetime ago and pales in comparison to all that has happened recently, I think that it is especially important now to remind ourselves that these challenging times will pass, and we must take steps to ensure that the important work of the CCBA continues. Update on Legislative Meetings: We tried something new this year.  CCBA Board members and other volunteers reached out directly to numerous legislators to set up meetings. Despite the number of competing events, the legislators were very receptive, and we [...]

Legislative day 2020

Dear Delegates,I am happy to report that Leg Day 2020 will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Please note that it will not be March 11 as previously announced). There will be no charge for attending Leg Day but we welcome your donations to cover the cost of breakfast and reception, which you can do here or when you RSVP.   Schedule of Activities   8:45 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast at 520 Capitol Mall (Basement Conference Room)   9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Cory Jasperson, Judicial Council, on court budget   10:00 a.m. to [...]

Legislative day 2019 – Update & AGENDA

Dear Delegates, CCBA’s Leg Day will be on Monday, April 8, 2019. I am super excited to report that Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be our guest speaker for our MCLE program during the lunch hour. He will speak about the use of electronic technology in voting and, in particular, the challenges posed by this technology. Don’t miss this timely and important discussion. REGISTER: Register here today! PROGRAM: See below for a schedule of Leg Day events.  Material for Leg Day will be emailed to you in advance. COST: The cost to attend Legislative Day is $50 if you pay online [...]

Current Funding Efforts

Since its independence from the State Bar in 2001, CCBA’s primary funding source has been the voluntary contributions collected through the affirmative check-off on the annual State Bar fee invoice. As announced at the September 2018 Annual Conference, this will no longer be the case.  The Board’s top priority for at least 2019 and 2020 is to actively diversify CCBA’s revenue.  To that end, on November 3, 2018, the Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to develop and implement a plan, beginning immediately, to explore and develop new revenue opportunities.  These include developing relationships with attorneys who have supported CCBA in [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 10-9-18

In 2018, the CCBA was involved in 44 pieces of legislation as sponsor, source, co-sponsor or supporter. The Governor having completed his deliberations, the overall tally for CCBA bills came to 24 bills signed into law, three vetoed, and17 that perished earlier in the legislative process. The 24 bills signed into law is the most the Conference has seen since its creation as part of the State Bar in the 1930's. The CCBA experienced its greatest success with the bills that we were most involved in shepherding through the legislative process as sponsor, source or primary co-sponsor. Of those 19 bills, 12 [...]

Chief Justice to Accept John Van De Kamp Award at CCBA Reception September 14, 2018 – Newly Formed CLA to Sponsor and Participate as Well

The Conference of California Bar Associations is proud to announce that the John Van de Kamp Justice Through Laws Award will be presented to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye at our Conference this year. The Chief Justice plans to accept the award in person at CCBA’s annual Celebration of Excellence reception, hosted by Chair Phyllis Kupferstein on September 14, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego.  We were honored to have Attorney General Xavier Becerra personally accept the inaugural Van de Kamp Award at last year’s Conference. The Award was established to honor our long-time delegate John Van de Kamp, and is given [...]

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