Emergency Late Filed Resolution ELF-01 Posted – Last Chance for Early Reg Discounts

Pursuant to Rule 6(c) of the Conference Rules, the CCBA Board of Directors has approved the consideration of emergency late-filed resolution ELF-01-2014. All delegations and delegates should download ELF-01 at the 2014 Resolutions page for review and consideration prior to the Conference.

Also, early registration ends tomorrow, August 13!  In order to save money on your registration, please register now! No registration discounts will be available after August 13. 

Also, if you want to stay at the Grand Hyatt where the Conference (and the State Bar Annual Meeting) are being held, the deadline to book in the State Bar’s room block is also tomorrow, August 13. Reservations can be booked online at this link.

Conference Updates – Early Registration Deadline Soon – August 13

Dear Delegates:

The Conference is only 36 days away!  Here are some reminders and announcements: 

Early registration ends August 13!  In order to save money on your registration, please register now! No registration discounts will be available after August 13. 

Make sure you mark your calendar and plan to attend the Chair’s Reception immediately after the close of business on Friday, September 12, at the Grand Hyatt. Food, drink, and fun! Exciting silent auction items!  See you there!! 

Your Conference Wants You!  Interested in becoming involved in the operations of Your Conference?  Email your interest to Chair Helene Wasserman at hwasserman@littler.com and CCBA administrator Alicia Crank at alicia@calconference.org

An important question will be addressed on Saturday afternoon during the Conference. Several delegates have raised the idea of exploring electronic voting. There are pros and cons to this, and we want your input. A system being investigated is polleverywhere.com.  Look at the website. Discuss at your delegation meetings. The topic will be opened for debate at the Conference.

Finally, minor revisions and updates to the Conference Rules of Operation and Procedure have been published on the website. Be sure to check them out prior to the Conference. 

See you in San Diego!!

Revised ResCom Reports Posted

Thanks to the eagle eyes of some delegates and the Resolutions Committee leadership, we have discovered some errata in the ResCom reports. Corrected versions of the combined resolutions document and of Series 1, 6, and 10 are now posted on the 2014 Resolutions page on the CCBA website. If you have previously downloaded the combined resolutions file or those three series, please take a moment to download the corrected versions and use only those. No other series are affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Also, as a reminder, early registration (and all other) discounts for the Conference expire on August 13, 2014. Don’t forget to register before then to receive the discount. See you in San Diego!

Favorite 2014 Conference Registration Now Open!

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Dear Delegates:

Beautiful San Diego awaits! We do too, looking forward to your registration for the 2014 Conference of Delegates.  Delegate Registration is on our website at calconference.org.  We’re offering a fantastic early registration discount rate of $295 this year but only for delegates who register by August 13! And for new admittees and law students, further discounts are available for registration before August 13.

As in recent years, registration for the Conference and the State Bar Annual Meeting are separate. You do not need to register for the State Bar to attend the Conference, and Conference registration does not include State Bar programs. Delegates may attend the Exhibit Hall and register for ticketed events without registering for the State Bar Annual Meeting.

The Conference will be held in Grand Hall A of the Grand Hyatt San Diego, taking advantage of State Bar room rates and the convenience of being in one of the main venues for the Annual Meeting. We will be having a complimentary welcome reception on Friday night for all delegates and guests nearby. Please join us!


2014 Legislative Day A Success!


On February 24, 2014, the CCBA hosted its most successful Legislative Day in Sacramento ever. Roughly 50 delegates representing associations from across the state met with nearly 60 legislators and their staff.

The day started in a Senate hearing room when Cory Jasperson, Head of the AOC’s Office of Governmental Affairs, briefed us on the court funding crisis that impacts us all. Fifty-one courthouses, and 205 courtrooms have been closed, 30 courts have had reduced public service hours, and 37 courts have reduced self help/family law facilitator services.

After the briefing, seven teams of delegates roamed the Capitol hallways, going legislator to legislator, to lobby the resolutions our Conference has passed, seeking support. After a day through of roaming (and running), Delegates and legislators shared food and drink at Tequlia Museo Mayahuel.

Many thanks to Michèle Bissada and her Legislative Day Committee, Karin Horspool, Eve Brackman, Chris Cook, Carter Glahn, and Andi Liebenbaum for all of their efforts putting together such a successful event.

And of course, none of this would have been possible without our Lobbyist Larry Doyle! Thank you, Larry, for all of your assistance and support making the CCBA’s legislative program a reality.

Resolutions Committee Reports Now Available for 2014 Resolutions!

The Resolutions Committee is pleased to announce the posting of the final set of regular resolutions for the 2014 Conference, including Resolutions Committee reports and recommendations, and counterarguments. Effective immediately, this package should be used for all delegation and delegate pre-Conference preparation.

To access the package, please visit our 2014 Resolutions page, where the full set of resolutions and reports is available by series and as a single PDF file.

If Emergency Late Filed resolutions are submitted, they will be posted on the 2014 Resolutions page as soon as possible.

Delegates are reminded that early registration discounts for the Conference end on August 13, so if you haven’t registered yet, now is the perfect time to get it done. See you in San Diego!