California Lawyers Association

2019 Officer Application

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Candidates (or individuals nominating candidates) for officer roles are asked to provide the information below and submit it to the Nominating Committee at or directly to Executive Director Ona Dosunmu at no later than August 30, 2019.

Completed statements will be shared with the CLA Board and Section Chairs no later than September 3, 2019.

Because CLA is new and continues forward in its start-up stage, the time commitment to serve as an officer can be quite substantial. (See the CLA Elections FAQs for more detail about the time commitment entailed.)

Because CLA is the statewide voluntary bar association, officer positions, and President and Vice President in particular, require a fair bit of travel, and most frequently to Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Your duties and role as a CLA officer are in addition to your duties and role as a representative to your Section and its activities. By applying and running for office, you are implicitly agreeing to commit the time required to serve as an officer of the organization.

Please include the following details in your application:

Applying for Position of:
Preferred Phone:
Preferred Email:
Number of Years as CLA Member:
Number of Years as a Section Member:
Bar number:
CLA Leadership Roles (including Section leadership roles before separation from the State Bar):
Other Leadership Roles:
Practice Area (feel free to attach a brief bio, c.v. or resume instead):
Employment (feel free to attach a brief bio, c.v. or resume instead):
Education (feel free to attach a brief bio, c.v. or resume instead):
Other Bar Association Experience:
Other Volunteer Experience:
Additional Background:
Do you self-identify as bringing diversity to the Board of Representatives, either through traditional demographic definitions or otherwise? Please self-identify and/or explain:
In your own words (but not too many) please give us a sentence or paragraph in response to each of the following questions:

  • What makes you well-suited for the office to which you are applying?
  • What attributes will you bring to the CLA Board and to the CLA as a whole?
  • If you are elected, what is your vision for your term as a CLA officer and what would you like to see CLA accomplish during your term?

Thank you for your interest!

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CLA Membership is $95 and includes one section. Additional sections are $95 each.