September 2013 • Vol. 33 No. 9 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Represent LACBA as a Conference Delegate

Apply now for the 2014 Delegation. 

LACBA members are encouraged to apply for positions on LACBA’s Delegation to the 2014 Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA), which will meet September 12-14, 2014, in San Diego.

The CCBA serves justice in California by bringing together approximately 350 attorneys from across the state representing diverse backgrounds, experience, and expertise to seek, debate, and promote creative, nonpartisan solutions to law-related issues for the benefit of all Californians. Following the annual conference, the CCBA works to mold the legislative agenda in Sacramento by having its lobbyist work with California legislators on bills based directly on the resolutions passed at the conference. 

The LACBA Delegation is the largest delegation in the state and has enjoyed tremendous success over the years by having many of its own resolutions passed by the CCBA and then passed through the legislature to become law. 

However, participating in the delegation is not only an opportunity to improve laws and promote justice in the California, but it is also an opportunity enjoy camaraderie and networking with an esteemed community of attorneys who are passionate about a broad cross-section of California law.

Interested LACBA members should complete the application accompanying this story and, optimally, include an idea for a new statute or amendment to a current statute. (See formatting exemplar here.)

Executive committee positions. The LACBA Delegation’s executive committee will elect a secretary and three executive committee members on October 30, 2013. Nominations are being accepted for these positions.

The secretary serves a one-year term beginning in November 2013 and succeeds to the positions of vice chair and chair. Secretary applicants must have current or previous service on the executive committee. Nomination shall be by written self-nomination and must be received by October 29, 2013 by current chair Michelle Michaels at the address listed at the end of this article.

To be eligible for executive committee membership, applicants 1) must have been a member of the LACBA Delegation for at least two years (not necessarily consecutive) and 2) shall not have served on the executive committee for any of the immediately preceding three years. Candidates may self-nominate by written statement and/or resume sent to Michelle Michaels or be nominated by a current executive committee member by October 29, 2013. Nominators must confirm that they have personally verified the candidate’s eligibility and desire to serve, and that the candidate has been advised of the three-year term and other time commitments. The terms of the three new executive committee members begin in November 2013 and end in fall of 2016.

Current executive committee. In addition to the chair, current executive committee members are Robin Bernstein-Lev, vice chair; Jo-Ann Grace, secretary; members whose terms end in fall of 2014: Mark Harvis, Erin Noonan, and Lee Tsao; and members whose terms end in fall of 2015: Vicky Barker, Morgan Pietz, and Alice Salvo.

For more information, contact Michelle Michaels at (213) 627-4600,; or c/o LACBA, PO Box 55020, Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020.

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