Delegation to the Conference of Delegates Committee


Directs the study of resolutions proposed to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations and leads the LACBA delegation at the annual statewide conference.


Top 10 reasons to be a LACBA Delegation member:

1) The people you meet
2) The friends you make
3) The law you learn
4) The law you make
5) The places you go
6) The fun you have
7) The debates you hear
8) The speeches you give
9) The lessons you learn
10) The change you make happen


Represent LACBA as a Conference Delegate

 Join the LACBA Delegation Button

LACBA members are encouraged to apply for positions on LACBA’s Delegation to the 2019 Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA). 

CCBA brings together approximately 350 attorneys from across the state representing diverse backgrounds, experience, and expertise to seek, debate, and promote creative, nonpartisan legislative solutions to law-related issues for the benefit of all Californians. Following the annual conference, 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. 

LACBA’s 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. 

Participating in the delegation is not only an opportunity to improve laws and promote justice in California, but it is also an opportunity to 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 by clicking here.


What Delegation members are saying…

"I have been a Los Angeles Delegate to the Conference of Delegates for over 30 years. I stay involved because I enjoy the intellectual stimulation in studying and hearing of areas of concern in the profession with which I'm not directly involved as well as the issues I know something about. I enjoy the debate--which at its best can be riveting--at times entertaining and humorous. And most of all I enjoy the people--the lawyers--young and old who come year after year, to listen to one another debating the issues of the day, who enjoy one another."

 

-- John Van de Kamp, former District Attorney of Los Angeles and
former California Attorney General

 

LACBA Delegation at the 2018 Conference of Delegates

Congratulations to LACBA Delegate Member Joel B. Douglas, recipient of the LACBA Delegation Charles R. English* Spirit Award, in recognition of being an inspiration to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation and promoting its interests. 

 

The LACBA Delegation’s Charles R. English Spirit Award was held in conjunction with the CCBA Chair’s Reception and Award’s Presentation. 

 

*CHARLES R. ENGLISH 

Charlie English defended hundreds of clients during a legal career that spanned 33 years, beginning with a solo legal practice and a decade with the Office of the Public Defender. Mr. English was popular with judges and prosecutors but was a firm advocate of due process guarantees. Although he defended many celebrity clients, he remained humble and generous of spirit throughout his stellar career.

Our delegation knew him best as the perennial host, along with partners Gerry Chaleff and later Paul Catalano, of the Delegation’s hospitality suite, always the favorite among the hospitality suites, at every State Bar Conference through 1992. Despite the time and energy he devoted to manning the suite, Charlie always took his appointment as a Delegate very seriously, venturing often to the conference floor to vote, to negotiate with other delegations, and when it really counted, to speak for the Delegation.

In 1997, Mr. English and Mr. Chaleff were selected as co-recipients of the Spirit Award that was renamed in 1999 to honor his memory