Numerous specialty sections meet regularly to provide sources of networking information and education (CLE) to members.
Alternative Dispute Resolution*
A forum for the exchange of ideas, examination of trends in the field, and professional development of members interested in alternative dispute resolution.
Reviews procedural aspects of California appellate practice, and monitors legislative proposals and studies by committees which may affect California appellate practice.
Banking & Lending*
A forum devoted to the problems and concerns of attorneys who work for or otherwise represent financial institutions and/or providers of financial services.
Business & Corporate Law*
Presentations and discussions focus on current issues in tax, labor, securities and corporate law.
Holds meetings concerning areas of law involving business and commercial litigation.
Commercial Law & Bankruptcy*
Presents programming in areas involving commercial transactions, particularly Uniform Commercial and Bankruptcy Codes.
Meetings address the legal aspects of engineering, architecture and the construction process.
Considers issues and concerns relative to the in-house corporate attorney. (Open only to in-house corporate counsel)
Presentations focus on educating the elderly public on legal rights and accessibility to legal services.
Entertainment, Sports & Marketing Law*
This section focuses on an array of cutting-edge issues, including video game licensing, film production and finance, musical recording contracts, sports agent representation, TV production and syndication, children’s advertising, celebrity endorsements, athlete and spectator liabilities, social media, “green” advertising, toy manufacturing and more!
Provides programs geared toward the toxic and environmental concerns of government and business.
Considers legislation, including procedure, support, tax considerations, community property and legal and psychological aspects of child custody.
Health Care Law*
Networking and education for health care attorneys, featuring presentations on hot topics such as Stark Law, False Claims, HIPAA, HITECH, EMTALA, Medical Malpractice, Anti-Trust, Anti-Kick Back, Compliance, Health Care Reform, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Managed Care, and more.
Sponsors educational programs geared to practitioners at varying levels of experience and monitors and comments on federal immigration legislation. (Attorneys Only)
Considers areas of interest to those attorneys representing both insurers and insured parties.
Intellectual Property & Technology Law*
Addresses the acquisition, protection and commercial exploitation of all types of technology and bio-technology.
Examines issues affecting the practice of international law.
Labor & Employment Law*
Composed of management and union lawyers, litigation specialists, and employment law attorneys who meet regularly to discuss recent developments in labor law.
Real Estate Law*
Meetings focus on substantive law in the field of real estate and assists the OCBA in proposing legislation affecting real estate.
Meetings address the substantive and procedural law of the Social Security Acts.
Solo Practitioner/Small Firm*
Provides programs which guide attorneys regarding successful ways to operate a law practice, more efficiently and cost effectively.
Offers programs on tax-related issues and monitors legislation.
Tort & Trial* (Previously Named Product Liability)
Provides a forum to educate and inform members of recent developments in Product Liability and Special Torts such as personal injury and property cases. The Section will cover litigation strategy and trial tactics, as well as appropriate regulatory issues.
Trusts & Estates*
Programs cover substantive and procedural law governing trustees, probate estates, guardianships, conservatorship and other related matters.
Workers’ Compensation law and related practice and procedure issues are addressed.
For more information about OCBA Sections, contact Membership & Meeting Specialist Stephanie Collins.
To join a section, please download the Section Application.
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