Coffee Talk – Your CCCBA Membership
Coffee Talk is a regular feature of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. We ask a short question related to an upcoming theme and responses are then published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine.
This month we ask,
“What do you value most about your CCCBA membership?”
The professional development programs. I’m a member of the CCCBA Real Estate section, and I find the monthly breakfast meetings are informative. The section leadership does a good job of finding speakers on timely and interesting topics. Also, the yearly CCCBA MCLE Spectacular is a great event. The breakout sessions in this year’s program were outstanding, and the presentation by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker was superb.
That is hard to prioritize as there are so many great benefits. But for me in some order of priority it would be  Staff at Bar offices; Relationships with other attorneys;  Relationships with local courts and judges;  MCLE Spectacular;  Sections;  CalBar liaison; and  facilities. Most of these are valuable benefits and of equal dignity with other benefits.
Wayne V.R. Smith, Attorney at Law