Why serve on a Section Executive Committee?
- Influence the way law is practiced in our community by liaising with the court, bench, and other legal community leaders.
- Solidify your reputation as a valuable leader by providing oversight and support to Section members. The Section acts as a forum to share knowledge, education, and expertise.
- Broaden connections and round out your resume. Leadership roles attract accomplished, interesting people. Such expertise often sharpens your business acumen.
- Build valuable relationships and boardroom credibility, which serves as a great stepping stone to reach professional goals.
If you are interested, you may nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations must be submitted online here, by September 30, 2021. Nominations should be include a short statement explaining why the nominee would make a good committee member (not to exceed 200 words).
- Act as an ambassador of the ACBA, Section, and to the legal community at large.
- Attend regularly scheduled monthly Section Executive Committee meetings with your colleagues.
- Organize, attend, and promote Section MCLE programs, networking events, and section-specific information updates.
- Become knowledgeable about the Section, ACBA Bylaws, programs, and activities.
The Executive Committee is comprised of nine Section members who are elected for two-year terms, half of which begin in alternate years. There are generally 4-5 openings each year.
To be eligible as an Executive Committee member, nominees must be a member in good standing of the Alameda County Bar Association and a member of the Section. If there are more nominations than available positions, an election will be held in October.
To become an ACBA member or join a section, please submit applications online or contact the Membership Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 302-2201.
Joining an ACBA section is a great way to enhance your practice, network with your peers, and take advantage of discounted MCLE programs. Section membership is $40 per section, except for the Barristers Section, which is free for attorney members with ten years or fewer in practice. If you would like to join a section, you can do so by calling (510) 302-2201.
Sections are led by Executive Committees of five to nine section members. Executive Committees are responsible for planning the section networking events, MCLE programs, and other activities throughout the year. If you have ideas or suggestions for Section activities, please contact the Chair or Board Liaison for the Section.
For more information about sections, please contact Hadassah Hayashi at Hadassah@acbanet.org or (510) 302-2200, or visit the section webpages.