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Serving Justice By Improving the Law



Conference of California Bar Associations

About the CCBA

The Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) serves justice in California by bringing together attorney volunteers from across the State representing diverse backgrounds, experience, and expertise to seek, debate, and promote creative, non-partisan solutions to law-related issues for the benefit of Californians.
Our work results in:

  • Improving the laws and the administration of justice in California
  • Advancing the science of jurisprudence in California
  • Advancing the education of California lawyers and fostering their professional excellence
  • Promoting public understanding of and respect for the law, the justice system, and the roles of the legal profession and an independent judiciary in that system

The CCBA Organizational Values include:

  • To promote and facilitate volunteerism among California lawyers
  • To foster open and vigorous debate of law-related issues in a courteous, respectful manner that avoids personal and partisan attacks
  • To encourage originality, innovation, and accessibility in seeking solutions to California's law-related issues
  • To eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to promote diversity in all CCBA activities, in the legal profession, in the judiciary, and in general public
  • To foster excellence in the legal profession
  • To promote and facilitate communication and cooperation within the legal profession and with bar associations, the judiciary, the legislature, and the public
  • To maintain high standards of administrative integrity and fiscal accountability.

Formed in 2002 as an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the CCBA is the successor to the State Bar Conference of Delegates; the combined organizations have an almost 70 year history. With its new name and status, CCBA has been reinvented and reinvigorated as the voice of the lawyers of California. Participation is open to and encouraged from all local, minority, statewide and specialty voluntary bar associations in California.