Join the newest ACBA Section:  The Public Law Section

ACBA is excited to announce the creation of a Public Law Section.  This Section will provide networking and educational opportunities to attorneys who practice in public law offices or in private firms representing public sector entities.  This new Section will bring together a diverse array of attorneys who practice in federal or state court and who represent cities, counties, the state, special agencies/districts and educational systems.   

In a time when the public is turning to public attorneys for protection and enforcement, this Section will examine the role of local public attorneys who litigate in the public interest to vindicate broader public interests in economic, environmental, public health and civil rights.

The goal of the Section is to provide: 1) a forum to network and share best practices and 2) MCLE programs tailored to the specialized needs of public entity attorneys.  The Section will identify and analyze issues affecting public attorneys and provide MCLE programs taught by knowledgeable and experienced practitioners that cover a range of issues including

Public Law

Upcoming Events

The Role of Ethics in Public Service

Murder in City Hall: Supervisor Milk and Mayor Moscone

New events are added regularly. Visit the ACBA Calendar for more upcoming events. 

Membership in this new section is free for 2019.

For more information about this exciting new Section, contact Tiela Chalmers at, or Pelayo Llamas at