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Business Law Section

Effective on January 1, 2018, the former Sections of the State Bar of California, including the Business Law Section, were transferred into a new independent organization called the California Lawyers Association (CLA).

The Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association helps business law attorneys throughout the state. Headquartered in Sacramento, the professional association acts as a forum to educate its members on current issues across all fields of business law in California.

The BLS includes members from solo and small practices as well as larger firms. Members practice across all geographical areas including within and outside California's major urban centers. The diverse membership base includes women and members of ethnic and racial minority groups and other under-represented categories.

As a specialty section of the CYA focused on business law, the organization helps attorneys keep up to date on legislative issues, changes within regulatory agencies. Many of the top business law attorneys in California belong to the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.

Contact Information

Business Law Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: https://calawyers.org/section/business-law/

Standing Committees of the CYA Business Law Section

The Business Law Section serves its members through its substantive Standing Committees and its Editorial Board. Members are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the various standing committees. 

The fifteen (15) standing committees of the business law section include:

  • Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
  • Opinions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Internet and Privacy Law (formerly Cyberspace Law)
  • Insurance Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Health Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Financial Institutions
  • Editorial Board
  • Corporations
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Commercial Transactions (formerly UCC)
  • Business Litigation
  • Agribusiness

Eligibility requirements to serve on a committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association include being in practice for at least five years, though that requirement is waived for the Editorial Board.

Committee members are appointed for three or four-year terms. Members meet several times a year in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Members serving on committees report on case law or legislative developments, comment on or draft legislative proposals, and prepare or present educational materials and seminars.

This article was last updated on Friday, January 31, 2020.