About the Section

The Section serves as a forum to educate members on recent developments and current issues in all fields of business law; provides a vehicle for the business bar to communicate with the general public, the California Legislature, regulatory agencies, business trade associations, and other interested groups. Specific substantive areas covered: corporations, partnerships, unincorporated business associations, banking, bankruptcy, securities, commercial code, debtor-creditor relations, agribusiness, consumer financial services, cyberspace law, franchise, insurance, legal opinions, health law and alternative dispute resolution.


For more information, see our Publications page.

Standing Committees

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions (formerly UCC)
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporations
  • Editorial Board (publisher of the Business Law News and annual legislative report)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Internet and Privacy Law (formerly Cyberspace Law)
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Opinions
  • Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

For information on how to join, see the letter from the Appointments Committee and the Application Form.

MCLE major events and programs

In addition to "stand alone" programs of our section, we participate in major state bar events, such as the State Bar of California Annual Meeting. See our Education page for upcoming programs and for ongoing opportunities for CLE credit.

For other upcoming events, see the State Bar of California MCLE Calendar.


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Business Law Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2368 fax

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