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We welcome SCCBA members' participation in all facets of the Association's activities and work, including our various committees.  If you are interested in being appointed to one of the following committees, please click "Request Membership" from within the group(s) you wish to join.  If you click on the Committee name, you can view a current roster of the Committee, meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

The Committees of the Santa Clara County Bar Association are responsible for:    
  1. The creation, coordination of continuing legal education programs or other special projects; or 
  2. Oversight for ongoing programs, projects or initiatives of the Association, including the study of issues affecting the Bar the practice of law, the administration of justice or the general welfare of the community.

Reviews the procedural aspects of California appellate practice for the purpose of recommending legislative changes, as well as changes in the California Rules of Court. Monitors legislative proposals and studies by special committees which may affect California appellate practice.

 Registered Members

Responds to proposed rule changes in Superior Court and provides input to Bench on issues affecting civil practice.

 Registered Members

Directs the drafting and study of resolutions proposed to the Conference of Delegates and serves as the Association's delegation to the Annual Conference of Delegates.

 Registered Members

Seeks to improve access by minority attorneys to opportunities within all areas of the legal profession and the Association and oversees the diversity initiatives approved by the Board of Trustees.

 Registered Members

Works with the Federal Bench on improving procedures, judicial facilities and other matters. Considers federal practice and procedures including civil, criminal, appellate, and local rules.

 Registered Members

Oversees arbitrations of attorney-client fee disputes. Develops policy, rules, procedures and forms using guidelines set by the State Bar. Appoints arbitrators and serves as a resource for arbitrators and parties.

 Registered Members

Oversees the Association's financial procedures and budget. Chaired by the elected Treasurer.

 Registered Members

Responds to the Governor's requests to evaluate individuals under consideration for judicial appointment. A separate application must be submitted for this Committee and there is a separate deadline for submission of the application each year. An application will be emailed to you if you list Judiciary as a committee choice.

 Registered Members

Coordinates activities and programs designed to educate the public about the law and the justice system. Its primary responsibility is the annual High School Mock Trial Competition.

 Registered Members

Oversees and develops policy and procedures for the operation of the Association's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) and Modest Means Programs.

 Registered Members

Oversees SCCBA Center for Ethics & Professionalism. Maintains SCCBA Code of Professionalism. Reviews & comments on proposed State Bar formal ethics opinions. Maintains Professionalism Forum & Blog. Develops continuing legal education programs for civility and professionalism. Interacts with local bench to ensure and improve civility and professionalism in the courtroom.

 Registered Members
more Calendar

3/26/2019
[No Cost]: SCCBA Fee Arbitrator Training 03/26/19

3/27/2019
An Evening Conversation with the Bench

3/28/2019
Attorneys’ Sex Based Conduct: New Rules

Recent Recognitions
Constance L. Carpenter2018 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Jenn M. Protas2018 Diversity Award

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