Please click here for the application form to indicate your interest in serving on LACBA committees. Deadline to submit is April 30, 2016, for bar year 2016-17.


Whether the issue affects the law, the profession, the justice system, or society, LACBA committees have earned a respected reputation for playing a leading role in the study and analysis of these matters. LACBA's collective voice helps define the legal profession by providing guidance and commentary on regulatory proposals and legislative measures as well as filing amicus briefs at the local, state, and national levels that not only affect substantive areas of law but also the way attorneys practice law—and our members have real impact. Committees often recommend action to LACBA’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees that advocate reforms affecting attorneys and the way business is conducted in our courtrooms and community.

Among other things, committees produce and publish judicial evaluations to assist the public in electing competent judicial officers, draft and research opinions on attorney ethics, and make recommendations as to whether LACBA should join cases as amicus curiae. Committees also provide members with opportunities to work with judges and other attorneys in specific or diverse areas.

To apply for membership on committees, fill out and submit the application form here by April 30, 2016, for a term beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017.

Please note that committee appointment requests received after these bar-year appointments are completed by LACBA’s incoming President will likely be considered in the following bar year. For more information about committees, contact Barbara Jimenez at bjimenez@lacba.org or (213) 896-6425.