Business Law

Business Law Section Standing Committee Application

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Complete the application and submit it, with your resume. If you have any questions, please email

    Name of Applicant:

    Firm or Employer:

    Business Address:

    City, State, and Zip Code:

    Telephone Number:

    Fax Number:

    E-mail Address:

    California State Bar Admission Year: Bar Number:

    Are you a member of the Business Law Section (Y/N)?: YesNo

    Other State Bar Admissions (if applicable):

    Have you previously applied for appointment to a Business Law Section Committee without being appointed? If so, what year and committee did you apply to?

    List any previous CLA Section or Committee Service that you are a part of including dates and description.

    List any other Bar Association you are/were a part of. Describe your membership on the committees, publication, etc.

    Which one of the following best describes your current type of employment?

    Sole Practitioner2-10 Lawyer Office11-35 Lawyer Office35+ Lawyer OfficeCorporate Law Office

    Applicants must have been a member of a state bar for at least 5 years and must be a member of the Business Law Section of the California Association. I apply for appointment to the following Committee (one committee per application):

    AgribusinessBLN Editorial BoardBusiness LitigationCommercial TransactionConsumer Financial ServicesCorporationsFinancial InstitutionsFranchise LawHealth LawInsolvency LawInsurance LawInternet and Privacy LawNonprofit OrganizationsOpinionsPartnerships and Limited Liability Companies

    Applicants are requested, but not required, to complete this part of the Appointment Application. The Business Law Section strives to have the composition of its Standing and Ad Hoc Committees reflect the diversity of its membership. The Section urges members of underrepresented groups to apply for Committee membership in all respects including, but not limited to age, race, ethnicity, size and type of practice and location. It is the policy of the California Lawyers Association to provide equal access to CLA entities to all applicants. The California Lawyers Association does not discriminate against persons on the basis of gender, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS) or mental disability, medical condition (cancer), age (over 40), marital status, denial of family care leave, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

    The following information is not required and any decision to supply all or any part of the requested information will not adversely affect your chances for appointment. We are giving you the opportunity to complete this portion of the Appointment Application in order to review our progress in complying with this policy and to better evaluate the efforts of our recruitment and appointment process.

    Please indicate which of the following categories describes you:

    Native American or Alaskan (Descended from any of the original peoples of North America)Hispanic (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American)FilipinoIndian subcontinent (Pakistan, India, Bengal, etc.)Pacific Island (Melanesian, Malaysian, Polynesian)African American/Black (excludes person of Hispanic origin)Asian (includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and peoples of Southeast Asia)White (includes persons having origin in any of the original peoples of Europe, Russia, North Africa, and the Middle East, generally corresponding to those persons not classified into one of the categories listed above)Other

    If you selected "Other" in the previous question because they do not best describe you, please provide the description you prefer:

    Please submit a PDF resume with your application.

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    CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.