Annual Meeting | San Diego, September 12-23 | Breaking Barriers

Experience the Power of Community at the Annual Meeting

Onsite Registration Available!

Registration is available onsite beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 21 and continuing throughout the Annual Meeting. Registration is located at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in the Sapphire North West Foyer, 4th Floor.

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Our Keynote Speakers

Bryan Stevenson
Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero
Camille Vasquez
Dr. Chris Mattman

We are proud to provide you with a stellar lineup of keynote speakers. The Annual Meeting will kick off with Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. This will be followed by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero. The following day’s featured speakers include Camille Vasquez, Partner, Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Brown Rudnick. And we will close with Dr. Chris Mattmann, international expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Earn up to 14.75 Hours MCLE, including 4 Hours Legal Ethics, 2 Hours Competence Issues, 1 Hour Elimination of Bias, 1 Hour Implicit Bias

Join Us in Sunny San Diego!

The CLA Annual Meeting is back in beautiful San Diego! On September 21-23, 2023, join hundreds of colleagues in the legal industry in San Diego for the law event of the year – California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting! A three-day experience, Annual Meeting features inspirational keynote speakers, trending discussions across all legal practice settings, networking, and a lot of fun — San Diego style.  Register today.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Take you or your firm’s marketing to the next level by leveraging our sponsorship opportunities.  Enhance your credibility with your customers and prospects by meeting them where they are: the CLA Annual Meeting. Learn more.

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Thursday, September 21

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Law Student Track
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: CA Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch – Get to Know The CLA Sections & Committees
1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception in the Expo
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Dine Around – Dinner in Little Italy/Gaslamp

Friday, September 22

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Health and Wellness Activity
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Expo
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Camille Vasquez
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ticketed Lunch: Business Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon
Lunch: Civics Engagement Community Outreach Program
1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
6:40 p.m.
San Diego Padres Baseball Game
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Dine Around – Island Hopper Night (Coronado via Boat Shuttle)

Saturday, September 23

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Health and Wellness Activity
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Mattmann
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CJA/CLA Joint Swearing-in Ceremony: CJA Hosts at the Marriott Marquis
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch in the Expo (Exhibitor/Sponsor Raffle)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
CJA/CLA President’s Fireside Chat
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Annual CLA & CJA Presidents Gala Reception
(Requires additional fee)
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Annual CLA & CJA Presidents Gala Dinner and Awards
(Requires additional fee)
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A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsor logos: Diamond: AMBA, vlex Fastcase, LEAP; Gold: InfoTrack, Lawyers' Mutual, Lawmatrics; Silver: CEB; Bronze: Clio, Judicate West, Smokeball. Local Bar Host City Sponsor: San Diego County Bar Association.


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The California Lawyers Association will continue to follow the guidance of The Centers for Disease Control as it relates to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases along with state, local and venue requirements to meet safely.

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