This blog post has been cross posted from the Conference of Delegates Committee Blog.
The Santa Clara County Bar Association is organizing its delegation
to the 2016 Conference of California Bar Associations [otherwise known as
the Conference of Delegates (www.calconference.org) which will be held this year in San Diego September 30 through October 2 (Friday afternoon through Sunday mid-day), at the same time as the Annual Meeting of the State Bar. The Conference of Delegates is an annual meeting of delegations from local and specialty bar associations intended to help refine and improve California laws, including laws dealing with family, corporate, real estate, criminal, labor and probate matters, civil procedure, courts and attorneys. Proposed changes are debated, and changes approved by the Conference are submitted to the legislature and lobbied by the Conference's lobbyist. The resolutions of SCCBA delegates have been enacted into law in the recent past.
We expect to have between 10 and 15 delegates this year. Historically, including in 2015, SCCBA’s delegation has been an active, influential group during the Conference’s deliberations. Joining the delegation is a great way to serve the profession and the people of California while expanding your legal knowledge and getting to know other attorneys from Santa Clara County and other parts of California.
Our delegation’s work is multi-phased, involving approximately 3-4 meetings during the year prior to the Conference. Among our activities are preparation of our own resolutions, and review of and response to other delegations’ resolutions. We plan to have meetings in February, April/May and September.
There are no specific pre-requisites for becoming a delegate. If you wish to join the SCCBA delegation, please contact Shiv Shastri (ph.: (650)428-1768; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tiffany Taubodo at the Bar Offices (email@example.com).
Our first meeting of the year will occur at the Bar Offices on February 4, 2016, at noon. Lunch will not be provided. We look forward to seeing all interested Bar Association members at that meeting.