Business Law

Message From the Chair

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April 2024

Cathryn S. Gawne
Chair, Executive Committee
Business Law Section

After a winter filled with snow, hail, and rain, it’s a pleasure to welcome spring!  Spring is a busy time for the Business Law Section and a great time to check out what the BLS offers to enhance your practice and expand your community.

Would you like to collaborate with colleagues from across California in your chosen practice area of interest to create programs and publications, propose or comment on legislation and/or gain expertise in your field?  If so, please consider joining one of the Business Law Section’s 15 Standing Committees.  Our Standing Committees are the lifeblood of our Section, embodying the spirit of community, collaboration, and collective action for the benefit of all California business lawyers.

The Standing Committees cover an extensive range of interests within California business law:

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporations
  • Financial Institutions    
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Law
  • Insolvency Law 
  • Insurance
  • Internet and AI
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Opinions
  • Partnerships and LLCs
  • The BLN Editorial Board

You can get more information about any of the Standing Committees here.  If you would like to consider joining a Standing Committee, here’s a link to the application.

If you have previously served or are currently serving on a Standing Committee and would like to become more involved with the Business Law Section, consider joining our BLS Executive Committee.  The BLS ExCom supports our Standing Committees and all BLS members, and carries the flag for business law within the CLA as well as with other U.S. and international business lawyers and organizations.  We also seek to collaborate with the other Sections to build a stronger CLA.  We are currently seeking new members for the upcoming term starting in September 2024.  Applications are being accepted until April 30th, so if you’re interested in this opportunity, start here.

Whether you are passionate about creating legislative solutions for issues you’ve encountered in your practice, producing meaningful content through publications or webinars, collaborating with other Sections on topics of interest, or facilitating and supporting all of the above, there is a place in the BLS for you to make your mark and enhance your practice.  Your involvement with the BLS will help us make a profound contribution to all California business lawyers!

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