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2010 Conference

2010 Resolutions


 

Conference of California Bar Associations

2010 Conference of Delegates

Monterey, September 24—26, 2010

Location

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel +1 831 372 1234
Fax +1 831 375 3960
monterey.hyatt.com

Overview

The Conference of Delegates assembles approximately 500 authorized delegates from participating bar associations. The delegates draft, analyze, lobby and vote on more than 100 resolutions.

Resolutions passed by the Conference are prioritized by the CCBA board and either placed with the lobbyist or returned to the sponsoring bar organization for lobbying with the coordination and assistance of the CCBA. During the first 2 year California Legislative session of CCBA's existence, CCBA successfully found sponsors for and lobbied more than 15 resolutions.

Proposed resolutions cover a wide range of issues. The only limit is whether a resolution is germane to the Mission and Goals of the CCBA. A resolution will meet the germaneness test if it:

  • Promotes improvements in the American and California systems of justice
  • Promotes meaningful access to legal representation and the justice system for all persons regardless of their economic or social condition
  • Provides leadership in improving the law to serve the changing needs of society process and the role of the legal profession
  • Advances the rule of law
  • Promotes full and equal participation in the legal profession by all individuals without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic circumstances
  • Preserves and enhances the ideal of the legal profession as a service profession and its dedication to public service
  • Preserves the independence of the legal profession and of the judiciary as fundamental to a free society

Presentation of resolutions at the Conference and at pre-Conference meetings helps to educate and familiarize the delegates, and, through media coverage, the public with all areas of the law, including areas they don't typically practice in.