From the Section Chair
By Megan A. Rowe
Iam pleased to report that our new bar association, the California Lawyers Association ("CLA"), is off to a wonderful start! The CLA leadership has been working hard to spread the word about the CLA and the transition away from the State Bar of California. CLA has begun its marketing campaign to reach California lawyers, the State and Federal judicial bench, and the American Bar Association. However, even though CLA was formed January 1st of this year, many still do not know about our new bar association. CLA is a member-driven organization dedicated to advancing California attorneys in their legal profession. Please do your part by spreading the word about CLA! CLA’s website (calawyers.org) is a good resource of helpful information about the CLA, the Sections’ news and events, as well an online catalog of MCLE programs.
The Litigation Section, among many other Sections, has been helping with the CLA transition and also continuing to do business as normal. The Litigation Section and the California Women Lawyers held the So, You Want to be A Judge?â¢
Pathways to the Bench program on March 9, 2018 at the State Capitol. This was an outstanding program that had incredible speakers, including the Honorable Consuelo Callahan from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, several State Superior Court judges, along with David Casey, State Chair of Senator Feinstein’s Judicial Section Committee, David Fu, Chair of the State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee, and Venus Johnson with Senator Harris’ Judicial Selection Committee.