2024 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference

Building the Future Together
at the Annual Meeting

On behalf of the Board of Representatives and staff of California Lawyers Association (CLA), it is with great pleasure that we extend our invitation to each of you to attend CLA’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference from September 5th through September 7th! 

This year’s Annual Meeting boasts a diverse and engaging agenda, designed to focus on our leaders, and principles of leadership. To inspire, educate, and connect. Whether you are attending our Board Meetings, Section/Committee Meetings, or one of our numerous breakout sections or networking events, there is something for everyone at this year’s conference. Our carefully designed programs aim to provide a platform for engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and interactive sessions that will inspire our attendees and create a conducive environment for meaningful networking and future collaboration within our respective communities. We encourage you to take full advantage of these opportunities and engage with your fellow attendees. 

We sincerely appreciate our organizers, sponsors, and volunteers for their hard work and resources in designing this exceptional event. Without their dedication and support, none of this would be possible. 

We are thrilled to welcome each of you to CLA’s 2024 Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in person in San Jose.

Warm regards,

Betty Williams signature

Betty Williams 
President, California Lawyers Association

Terrance J. Evans signature

Terrance J. Evans
Chair, Programs Committee

Earn 4.0 hours MCLE of which includes, 1.25 Hours of Technology in the Practice of Law and 1.25 hours of Implicit Bias and .75 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias.

SPECIAL OFFER: Registered attendees will receive an E-Wallet code
to our online catalog to redeem 5 hours of MCLE!

Code valid toward CLA InReach Catalog content only.

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Join Us in San Jose!

The 2024 CLA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference is now in sunny San Jose!  During September 5-7, 2024, join colleagues in the legal industry in San Jose for the law event of the year – California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference! A three-day experience, the Annual Meeting features inspirational speakers, trending discussions across all legal practice settings, and networking. Register today.

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September 5

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.     
CLA Board Meeting  
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
CLA & CLF Joint Session
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLF Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Evening Reception for CLA and CLF
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Networking at the Bar!

September 6

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Wellness Exercise
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Section and Committee Meetings Commence
11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Civics Engagement Community Outreach Program and Luncheon
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sections Convene for their Awards Receptions and Dinners
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   
Optional Dine Around and
Optional Evening Activity

September 7

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Networking Breakfast and Opening General Session: How to Become a Judge Mentoring Program
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.       
Adjourn for a walk to Signia by Hilton Hotel
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Landscape of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession: Trends, Implications, and Ethical Considerations
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
California Judges Association and California Lawyers Association Annual Joint Swearing-in Ceremony
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Adjourn and Return to the San Jose Marriott
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
General Session: CLA Orientation & Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Panel Discussions with California Lawyers Association Committee Leaders
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.       
CLA Leadership Roundtables & Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Leadership Breakouts – Round One
2:55 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Leadership Breakouts – Round Two
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.    
A Conversation with Affinity Bar Leaders: The Future of DEI In the Aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in the Affirmative Action Cases
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Soiree Hosted Reception
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   
Evening Soiree Dinner and Annual Awards Recognition Presentation
Downtown San Jose, CA at night
Downtown San Jose, CA
Mural in Downtown San Jose, CA

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning.
To request an in-person accommodation, please email us at accessibility@calawyers.org or contact us at
916-516-1760 to discuss your accessibility needs.

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