SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Klinedinst is pleased to announce that shareholder and CFO Heather L. Rosing has been elected President of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), the nation’s second-largest professional association for attorneys.
In October of 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, effectively separating some of the professional promotion activities of the State Bar of California into CLA, a private non-profit entity.
Effective January 1, 2018, San Francisco-based CLA is the new home of the Sections of the State Bar of California, as well as the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). From day one, CLA has over 64,000 members, ranking it in size second only to the American Bar Association. When factoring in the number of CYLA members, that membership number swells to over 100,000 California attorneys.
The organization’s mission to promote professional advancement of attorneys practicing in California. The CLA will strive in the years ahead to foster excellence and fellowship throughout the entire California legal community.
“With the launch of CLA, we are on an exciting path toward advancing the legal profession in California,” said Rosing. “Our goal is to become an indispensable resource for the legal community, and a tireless advocate for our lawyers and our courts.”
Ms. Rosing currently serves as the President of the California Bar Foundation, California’s largest scholarship resource for diverse law students. Having served as Vice President of the State Bar of California, she provides a unique perspective in the makeup of the state’s legal community.
“We are incredibly proud of Heather’s selection as the very first President of California Lawyers Association,” said John D. Klinedinst, CEO and Founder of Klinedinst. “She is the perfect choice for the CLA to help it find its footing during this complicated bifurcation from The State Bar of California. Her leadership, her legal skill, and her in-depth knowledge of the workings of the bar will be an incredible asset for this new organization.”
As a voluntary bar association, the CLA will afford more flexibility and less restrictions, enabling each of the Sections to expand, innovate and offer members new publications, programming, and other events.
In addition to Sections and the California Young Lawyers Association, CLA provides continuing legal education programs, and supports Section proposing new legislation to help the administration of justice.
Klinedinst congratulates Ms. Rosing on being named President of the California Lawyers Association. For more information and background on CLA, please visit:
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