Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations

Submit Your Conference Resolution

WHO?

Any lawyer member of the Sacramento County bar may submit a resolution to the Delegation for consideration.  Ideally, not only will you submit a resolution, you will attend the February 13th meeting to present and defend it.  While this isn’t mandatory, it would be very helpful for your cause!

WHAT?

Prepare a resolution, which is essentially crafting bill language that in a year could be introduced in the California State Legislature.  A template in MS Word.  If you ever wanted to change the Code… there’s a problem, an inconsistency, something it out of step with the 21st century… NOW’S THE TIME!  All California code sections, and Rules of Court are targets!

WHEN?

The first draft of your resolution must be submitted to Lauren Sorokolit or Robert Sorokolit. The goal is to have something introduced now, debated over the course of the spring and summer, and maybe even debated by 300 hundred or more delegates from around the state at the annual meeting October 10-13th.

WHERE?

You can submit your resolution, following the  template, online via email.  Please submit in MS Word (NOT a PDF, or Word Perfect, please).  And the meeting to discuss these resolutions on Feb. 13th will be at the SCBA Event Center located at 425 University Ave., Suite 120.  PLEASE JOIN US!

WHY?

Because you work with the Code every day.  You know its strengths, and more importantly, you know it can be improved.  Preparing and defending a resolution to change the code (additions, deletions, amendments) is an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge of the law with other practitioners throughout California, and to improve justice.  Please join this effort, prepare a resolution, submit it to the SCBA’s Delegation, and come present your idea on Feb. 13th.

For more information, please contact the Delegation Co-Chairs, Lauren Sorokolit (lauren.sorokolit@molilnahealthcare.com) and Robert Sorokolit (sorokolitr@saccounty.net).  A template is attached. You’ll be super glad you joined.

Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations

Learn more about the conference online at www.calconference.org!

WHO

The Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) is a statewide entity made up of delegations from across California.  The purpose of the Conference is to propose changes to California law (and, in limited instances, to the Constitution of California, the Constitution of the United States, and the US Code) that can be developed into bills carried by members of the California Legislature and sponsored by the CCBA.

As attorneys, you know the Code, you know how the law works, and, frankly, how it fails.  The Conference of California Bar Associations is the ideal opportunity to work towards improving the Code for your practice and for all Californians.

The Delegation of the Sacramento County Bar Association represents the Association at the annual conference.

  • For the first half of each calendar year, we propose and develop resolutions that will be sponsored by our Delegation.
  • During the second half of the year, we discuss and debate our positions on all of the resolutions proposed by delegations throughout California.
  • At the annual conference, we join with delegations from around California to debate and vote for those resolutions that will become the lobbying platform of the Conference for the coming year.
  • Make no mistake – this is a working committee.

HISTORY

For almost a century, there has been a Conference of Delegates.  For most of that time, the Conference was part of the State Bar of California.  Delegations always have represented local, specialty and minority bar associations.  In 2002, the Conference of California Bar Associations was born as its own, independent business “league” organized under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

NOW

CCBA currently counts over two dozen volunteer bar associations among its delegations.  In the last several years, the Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation has emerged as a leader, proposing numerous resolutions that have been approved by the Conference and then turned into bills, many of which have become law.  We are active in Conference governance and leadership.  We are taking better advantage of our proximity to the Capitol.

Please consider joining the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations.  There is important work to be done, and with your enthusiasm, expertise, professional commitment, and understanding of the law, you are an ideal choice to help us as we prepare for 2019.


Details

To serve on the Delegation, Delegates must be..

  • Licensed California attorneys (active or retired), AND
  • Current members (active or retired) of the Sacramento County Bar Association

The Delegation is managed by an executive committee made up of officers and subcommittee chairs.  The Delegation leadership is as follows:

OFFICERS:

  • Co-Chair – Lauren Sorokolit
  • Co-Chair – Robert Sorokolit
  • Vice Chair – Summer Haro

SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

Full Delegation meetings start at 5:30 pm and include a light dinner.  Meetings take place at the Sacramento Bar Association offices at 425 University Ave., Suite 120, Sacramento 95825

There are about five total full Delegation meetings per year, plus committee work.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY BAR DELEGATION…

  • February 13, 2019 – SCBA Delegation Meeting at the SCBA Event Center at 5:30pm
  • March 1, 2019 – Deadline for Submitting New Resolutions
  • May 3, 2019 – Deadline for Counterarguments
  • May 18, 2019 – SCBA Delegation Meeting at the SCBA Event Center at 5:30pm
  • September 14, 2019 – SCBA Delegation Meeting at the SCBA Event Center at 8:00am to 3:00pm (full Delegation meeting)
  • October 10 – 13, 2019 – Hyatt Regency Monterey – Monterey, California
  • November 2019 – TBD – SCBA Delegation Wrap-Up Meeting

These events are for SCBA members and invited guests. The SCBA reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone whose presence is unreasonably disruptive or who detracts from the safety, welfare, and well-being of other patrons, staff, and the establishment itself.

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