Become a Member
You are hereby cordially invited to join or renew
your membership in the Criminal Courts Bar Association.
You are hereby cordially invited to join or renew your membership in the
The first meeting of the Criminal Courts Bar Association took place in
1954 at the old
Levy’s Restaurant located on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Among the founders and
active practitioners who helped form our organization were Al Matthews,
Abbot Bernay, Max
Solomon, John Marshall, Forrest Appell, Dick Erwin, Harold Ackerman, Joe
Lavine, and Al Garber. Jerry Giesler actively participated in the organization
in its initial stages
and he was the only president to serve two terms.
The Articles of Incorporation state that “the specific and primary
purpose of this
corporation is to form a professional association of attorneys actively
engaged in the practice of
law who are dedicated to upholding and improving the standards for the
Quoting our revered past president, James G. Cooney, “since the beginning
of purpose has been and is the reason for our existence. OUR ASSOCIATION
WILL GROW IN
SIZE, STRENGTH, AND RESPECT ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE
FORCE, VIGOR, AND DILIGENCE GENERATED BY THE MEMBERSHIP.”
These are among the many reasons to join the Criminal Courts Bar Association:
- Networking opportunities through our monthly dinner meeting and social events.
- MCLE credits.
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- Charitable opportunities through our fundraising, golf tournament, and
annual clothing drive.
- Annual Awards Dinner Dance where the best and brightest of our profession
- Join your voice to the other professionals who make a difference in the
criminal justice system. Join the fight against excessive bail, access
to the courts, access to clients in jail, Global Tel*Link, and courthouse closures.
- Be a part of the history and tradition of the Criminal Courts Bar Association.
COMMIT. JOIN. ENGAGE.
Membership Types and Fees
Affiliated member: $50
Attorney- Over 5 Years: $100
1st Year: $35
Law Student: $25
Refund Policy: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the CCBA, its
leadership or any of our policies within 48 hours of your registration,
you may cancel your membership and will be entitled to a full refund.