New Entity Planning Group,
Council of State Bar Sections

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Conference Call-in Number: 855-520-7605 pass code:7665220450#

The public may also join the open session of the teleconference meeting at the following locations:
180 Howard Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional call-in locations are noted at the end of the agenda

Questions regarding any agenda item should be directed to Tricia Horan at 415-538-2223, or 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105.

The order of business is approximate and subject to change.

Open Session

I. Roll Call

II. Public Comment

Members of the public may speak to any item on the agenda.  The New Entity Planning Group reserves the right to limit the duration of public comment period. 

III. Chair's Report

IV. Business

  1. Status of new entity planning group recommendations to CSBS
  2. Status of request by CSBS for funding the retention of planning professionals and immediate engagement of transition facilitator
  3. Status report on separation & best estimate as to new entity start date.
  4. Report on identity of recommended legal and financial professionals
  5. Sections’ changes to staff report: modified or additional requests.
  6. Transition issues with the Bar: who/what tasks do we need to retain and what will be outsourced
  7. Considerations as to new physical location and subletting. When will the new entity need to lease space and where should it be physically situated? What functions can be performed by new staff or independent contractors remotely?
  8. Cost projections/Developing a pro forma needs analysis and set of financials to validate the business model.
  9. Revenue sources, assumptions, and projections. What assumptions should we make about membership retention and rates? Where do we set new entity dues and per section costs? Level of fees or joining one section or more than one section?
  10. What considerations exist in transfer of the Affinity insurance programs to the new entity? What can we expect to get from Fund 88?
  11. Will it be necessary to have general counsel? What about lobbyists?
  12. Assessing experience of other bar associations: canvassing our sister bars and other existing MCLE providers to see how they are structured to do what we want this organization to do.
  13. Developing marketing, communications and branding plan.
  14. Developing strategies for member retention and outreach given the expected double-digit drop in membership after the transition.
  15. Understanding the cost and mechanics of transitioning/offering member services such as credit cards, malpractice insurance, life insurance, lawyer referral services, career services (e.g. job postings, resume services, job fairs, mentoring), etc.
  16. Outreach and partnerships with other legal education providers such as law schools, the ABA, local bar associations, etc., for joint sponsorship of legal education activities as a new organization.
  17. Outreach and partnerships with community leaders and organizations to foster/sponsor pro bono activities and enable access to justice as a new organization.
  18. Consider providing formal section status on educational decisions to committees providing CLE in Ed matters.
  19. Suggested Topics for Next Meeting

Meeting Notice

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations at this meeting should notify Tricia Horan at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at 415-538-2223.

The notice and agenda is available at: http://sections.calbar.ca.gov/Sections/MeetingAgendas.aspx

Additional call-in locations:

  • 1300 I St., Sacramento, CA 94244
  • 450 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20530
  • 455 Golden Gate Avenue #11000, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • 2775 Park Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • 50 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134
  • 817 Garden St., Ste. 200, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
  • 500 E Esplanade Dr., #510, Oxnard CA 93036
  • 510th Street, Sacramento, CA 915814
  • 500 Capitol Mall, Ste. 2260, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 600, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • 656 Santa Rosa St., Ste. 2A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • 650 Evangeline Way, Hayward, CA. 94544 3600 American River Dr Ste 135, Sacramento, CA 95864
  • 1940 Settindown Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12 noon – 1 p.m.

Conference Call-in Number: 855-520-7605 pass code:7665220450#

The public may also join the open session of the teleconference meeting at the following locations:
180 Howard Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional call-in locations are noted at the end of the agenda

Questions regarding any agenda item should be directed to Tricia Horan at 415-538-2223, or 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105.

The order of business is approximate and subject to change.

Open Session

I. Roll Call

II. Public Comment

Members of the public may speak to any item on the agenda.  The New Entity Planning Group reserves the right to limit the duration of public comment period. 

III. Chair's Report

IV. Business

  1. Status of new entity planning group recommendations to CSBS
  2. Status of request by CSBS for funding the retention of planning professionals and immediate engagement of transition facilitator
  3. Status report on separation & best estimate as to new entity start date.
  4. Report on identity of recommended legal and financial professionals 
  5. Sections’ changes to staff report: modified or additional requests.  
  6. Transition issues with the Bar: who/what tasks do we need to retain and what will be outsourced 
  7. Considerations as to new physical location and subletting.  When will the new entity need to lease space and where should it be physically situated?   What functions can be performed by new staff or independent contractors remotely?   
  8. Cost projections/Developing a pro forma needs analysis and set of financials to validate the business model.
  9. Revenue sources, assumptions, and projections.  What assumptions should we make about membership retention and rates?  Where do we set new entity dues and per section costs?  Level of fees or joining one section or more than one section? 
  10. What considerations exist in transfer of the Affinity insurance programs to the new entity?  What can we expect to get from Fund 88?  
  11. Will it be necessary to have general counsel?  What about lobbyists? 
  12. Assessing experience of other bar associations: canvassing our sister bars and other existing MCLE providers to see how they are structured to do what we want this organization to do.
  13. Developing marketing, communications and branding plan.
  14. Developing strategies for member retention and outreach given the expected double-digit drop in membership after the transition.
  15. Understanding the cost and mechanics of transitioning/offering member services such as credit cards, malpractice insurance, life insurance, lawyer referral services, career services (e.g. job postings, resume services, job fairs, mentoring), etc.
  16. Outreach and partnerships with other legal education providers such as law schools, the ABA, local bar associations, etc., for joint sponsorship of legal education activities as a new organization.
  17. Outreach and partnerships with community leaders and organizations to foster/sponsor pro bono activities and enable access to justice as a new organization.
  18. Consider providing formal section status on educational decisions to committees providing CLE in Ed matters.
  19. Consideration of parts B and C to motion before CSBS
  20. Subgroup action plans and reports
  21. Transition plan formulation
  22. Report on discussions with professionals
  23. Suggested Topics for Next Meeting

Meeting Notice

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations at this meeting should notify Tricia Horan at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at 415-538-2223.

The notice and agenda is available at: http://sections.calbar.ca.gov/Sections/MeetingAgendas.aspx

Additional call-in locations:

  • 1300 I St., Sacramento, CA 94244
    455 Golden Gate Avenue #11000, San Francisco, CA 94123
    2775 Park Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
    50 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134
    817 Garden St., Ste. 200, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
    500 E Esplanade Dr., #510, Oxnard CA 93036
    510 8th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    500 Capitol Mall, Ste. 2260, Sacramento, CA 95814
    555 Capitol Mall, Suite 600, Sacramento, CA 95814
    656 Santa Rosa St., Ste. 2A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    650 Evangeline Way, Hayward, CA. 94544
    3600 American River Dr Ste 135, Sacramento, CA 95864
    1940 Settindown Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

You may subscribe (or unsubscribe) to an e-mail list to receive notice of when Council of State Bar Sections agendas have been posted.