Effective on January 1, 2018, the former Sections of the State Bar of California, including the Criminal Law Section, were transferred into a new independent organization called the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The Criminal Law Section of the CYA furthers knowledge of its members' practice in the state and federal criminal justice system.
From its offices in San Francisco, the State Bar of California's Criminal Law Section makes comments on proposed legislation, jury instruction, and other matters related to the prosecution and defense of persons accused of crimes.
The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is highly regarded as the premier provider of legal education and training opportunities for public defenders, prosecutors, and private criminal defense attorneys throughout the state of California.
Many of the top criminal defense and criminal justice attorneys in California belong to this trusted professional association.
Contact Information:Criminal Law Section
Members are encouraged to become more active in the organization by joining a committee. The committees of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California include:
Benefits of joining the Criminal Law Section include:
Upcoming programs are planned The State Bar of California’s Annual Meeting. The topics discussed at these programs include:
The Criminal Law Section is also active in the legal community and sponsors a nationwide Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. The competition is focused on California law although past winners have included students attending law schools across the country.
For criminal defense attorneys in California in both the public and private sector, as well as prosecutors and judges, the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California helps these professionals have a more united voice on issues of common concern.
From the offices of the State Bar of California in San Francisco, the Criminal Law Section puts on high-quality MCLE seminars on trial advocacy and criminal law issues.
The Criminal Law Section was created to further the knowledge of our members in federal and state criminal law and procedures. It reviews and comments on proposed legislation and jury instruction and other matters relating to the prosecution and defense of persons accused of crimes.
This article was last updated on Friday, January 31, 2020.