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

Submit Your Conference Resolution


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 Feb. 10th meeting to present and defend it.  While this isn’t mandatory, it would be very helpful for your cause!


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!


The first draft of your resolution must be submitted to the Delegation Secretary Mallory Lass ( by midnight on February 5th for consideration at the Delegation’s meeting on February 10th.  If you need an extension of a day or two, please contact Mallory.  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 Sept. 30-Oct. 2.


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. 10th will be at the SCBA’s new offices located at 425 University Ave., Suite 120.  PLEASE JOIN US!


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. 10th.

For more information, please contact the Delegation Chair, Andi Liebenbaum.  She can be reached at and 916-323-3121.  A template is attached, as is a flier about the 2016 SCBA Delegation’s activities.  You’ll be super glad you joined.

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

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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.


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.


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 2016.


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:


  • Andi Liebenbaum, Chair
  • Penny Brown, Vice Chair
  • Mallory Lass, Secretary
  • Diane Wasznicky, Treasurer



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.


  • February 5, 2016 SCBA member resolutions due to the Delegation for review
  • February 10, 2016 Delegation meeting to review proposed SCBA resolutions (full Delegation meeting)
  • February 19, 2016 SCBA resolutions due to CCBA RexCom
  • March 7, 2016 CCBA Legislative Day in Sacramento – SCBA participation strongly encouraged
  • May 4, 2016 Delegation meeting to review counter arguments (full Delegation meeting)
  • May 9, 2016 SCBA counter arguments due to CCBA RexCom
  • August 8, 2016 CCBA publishes resolutions and reports with CCBA RexCom recommendations
  • Sep. 10, 2016 ALL-DAY SATURDAY REVIEW: all CCBA resolutions reviewed (full Delegation meeting)
  • Sept. 21, 2016 All-Delegation position spreadsheet posted
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016 Conference of California Bar Associations, San Diego, CA
  • October 12, 2016 Wrap-up/kick-off SCBA Delegation meeting (full Delegation meeting)
  • TBD December, 2016 SCBA Delegation Friendraiser (full Delegation meeting)

The SacBarDel Executive Committee meets every fourth Tuesday at noon in Department 59 of Sac Superior (800 9th St. at H, first floor). The asterisk (*) denotes tentative dates.  A formal schedule will be published in January.

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.