Welcome to the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. We serve as a forum to educate members on recent developments and current issues in all fields of business law; provides a vehicle for the business bar to communicate with the general public, the California Legislature, regulatory agencies, business trade associations, and other interested groups.
Upcoming Featured Events › Business Law
The New Normal: Mastering Modern Day Client Communication is a program presented by the Solo and Small Firm Section and the Business Law Section on Friday, May 17, 2019. Learn more about our program and we hope to see you there.Find out more »
California has approximately 10% of the 8,700 Opportunity Zones throughout the country. Significant tax benefits are available to investors who purchase and redevelop property in these Opportunity Zones. This program will provide an overview of the Opportunity Zones legislation and how any partnership or LLC can access these federal tax benefits.Find out more »
Visit the Business Law Section events page to see a full list of upcoming events.
Standing Committee Email Updates
Attention Business Law Section members! The Business Law Section and all of the standing committees send periodic e-mail bulletins to their constituencies. As a Business Law Section member, you can sign up to receive notifications in all areas that interest you. To add yourself to a “constituency list”, sign up here.
To view our updates, click on one of the following:
- Agribusiness Committee
- Consumer Financial Services Committee
- Corporations Committee
- Franchise Law Committee
- Health Law Committee
- Insolvency Law Committee
- Internet and Privacy Law Committee
- Non-Profit Organizations Committee
- Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee
Apply for a Business Law Section Standing Committee
The Business Law Section (“BLS”) serves its members and the public through its substantive Standing Committees (the “Committees”). This letter is to urge you to consider applying for membership on one of the Committees. The committees are the Standing Committees on Agribusiness, Business Litigation, Commercial Transactions (formerly UCC), Consumer Financial Services, Corporations, Financial Institutions, Franchise Law, Health Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Internet and Privacy Law (formerly Cyberspace Law), Nonprofit Organizations, Opinions, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, and the Editorial Board of the BLS.
Membership on a Committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. It is a rewarding experience that keeps one ahead of and in touch with business law developments. Beyond a willingness to contribute, there are few eligibility requirements. All members of the BLS who have been in practice at least five years are eligible to be appointed to a Committee, and the requirement of five years of practice may be waived for members of the Editorial Board. The BLS strives to include members from solo and small practices as well as larger firms, geographical areas outside California’s major urban centers, women and members of ethnic and racial minority groups and other under-represented categories of the BLS’s diverse membership base.
To apply, print out, complete and return this application form. If you are interested in more than one Committee, please indicate your order of preference on the application. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled. We look forward to hearing from you.
Business Law Section
California Lawyers Association
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