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RULES FOR LATE FILED RESOLUTIONS

Greetings:

We have passed the deadline for timely filing of resolutions, and now Conference Rules regarding late filed resolutions apply.   For your convenience, we have attached the relevant sections from our conference rules that apply to late filed resolutions.

Any late filed resolutions should be emailed to resolutions@calconference.org

“6. Time of Filing:  All resolutions shall be filed within the following times:

(b) Late Filings – Two Months Rule: The Board may, in its discretion and subject to the right of appeal to the Conference as set forth below, allow the filing of a resolution at any time not later than a date two months preceding the commencement of the Conference. A request for late filing shall be in writing. The proponent shall submit the request for late filing and the proposed resolution to the Conference Chair and the Chair of Resolutions Committee at the earliest possible time. The Board shall allow the filing of the resolution only if the proponent establishes to the Board’s satisfaction that (1) the resolution deals with a matter of substantial importance to the bar and the public; (2) the events giving rise to the resolution occurred at a time that effectively precluded the proponent from filing it within the time prescribed for ordinary filings under subdivision (a); (3) the resolution was presented for filing as soon as reasonably possible after the occurrence of those events; and, (4) the subject matter of the resolution will not be before the Conference at its meeting unless the resolution is filed. Approved late-filed resolutions shall promptly be posted to the CCBA website and submitted to the Resolutions Committee for its consideration and report.

(c) Emergency Late Filings: The Board may, in its discretion and subject to the right of appeal to the Conference as set forth below, allow the filing of a resolution no later than noon of the day preceding the commencement of the Conference. A request for emergency late filing shall be in writing. The proponent shall submit the request for emergency late filing and the proposed resolution to the Conference Chair and the Chair of Resolutions Committee at the earliest possible time. The Board shall allow the filing of the resolution only if the proponent establishes to the Board satisfaction that (1) the resolution deals with a matter of substantial importance to the bar and the public; (2) the events giving rise to the resolution occurred at a time which effectively precluded the proponent from filing it within the times prescribed in subdivisions (a) and (b); (3) The resolution was presented for filing as soon as reasonably possible after the occurrence of those events; (4) the subject matter of the resolution will not be selection, election, appointment, or retention of any individual to any federal, state or local office. The CCBA may engage in discussion of and educational activities with respect to a public official’s compliance with and enforcement of State and Federal laws. Such discussions and educational activities may only be conducted to further the Mission and Goals of the Organization, and shall not be for the purpose of bringing into disrepute any elected official or influencing any election of candidates to public office. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting activities that may adversely affect the tax exemption of the CCBA under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code and comparable provisions of California law, or adversely impact its ability to receive grant funding from 501 (c)(3) organizations for its educational activities.”