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.




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@ccba.law 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 [...]

Virtual Holiday Toast and Celebration

Dear CCBA Delegates, As your 2021 CCBA Chair, I cordially invite all of you, your delegations, and any and all CCBA friends and future members within your casual caucuses to join us in Toasting an end to 2020! On December 28, we promise to spread plenty of holiday cheers, enable some socially distant caucusing, and treat you all to a robust round of Dickensian updates – including visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past (CCBA’s status), Present (our 2021 CCBA Legislative Agenda and anticipated Leg Day), and Future (the latest on the 2021 Annual Meeting and our CCBA Conference). While we [...]

CJA and CCBA Reflections on 2020

    President of California Judges Association Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann and Chair of Conference of California Bar Associations Attorney Jeff Lacy reflect on the year of 2020, their goals, collaboration, adaptation, and new friendship. Jeff LacyChair of Conference of California Bar Associations

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 [...]


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