California Lawyers Association

Advocacy Letter

This is CLA's comment on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct Addressing Incivility  Read more
This is CLA's comment on the Proposed New Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3 Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) submits these comments expressing our concerns with the proposal under consideration by the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) to establish a ‚Äúnon-exam pathway‚ÄĚ for licensure to practice law in California as an alternative to the California Bar Exam. For the reasons discussed below, CLA urges the BRC not to recommend a non-exam pathway. At the same time, we encourage the BRC‚Äôs continued exploration of other issues under consideration, including potential revisions to the California Bar Exam.¬† Read more
We submit these comments on behalf of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). CLA has approximately 72,000 members and is one of the largest statewide voluntary bar associations in the United States. CLA’s mission is promoting excellence, diversity, and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. For the reasons discussed below, CLA urges opposition to inclusion of the ENABLERS Act either (1) as an amendment to the Senate’s version of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), or (2) in any final negotiated package with the House of Representatives.  Read more
Dear Governor Newsom: The California Lawyers Association (CLA) respectfully requests your signature on AB 2443. AB 2443 is sponsored by the California Judges Association (CJA) and passed unanimously in both the Assembly and Senate. Read more
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CALIFORNIA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI Read more
We submit these comments on behalf of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) in response to the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group (CPPWG) Report and Recommendations and appreciate the opportunity to comment. Read more
On November 29, 2021, the California Lawyers Association sent a letter to the Board of Trustees regarding competency MCLE credit. Read more
We write on behalf of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) to endorse the Civics Secures Democracy Act. CLA is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing law in California. CLA’s mission is promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. One of CLA’s priorities, facilitated by our Civics Engagement and Outreach Committee, is to help increase the civic awareness, knowledge, and engagement of Californians.  Read more
We are writing on behalf of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) in support of legislation that would ensure that remote civil proceedings can continue beyond the pandemic. Read more

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