"The State Bar of California has been both the State agency which regulates the practice of law and the professional association for attorneys since 1927. To focus on its core regulatory public protection mission, the State Bar is now transferring that second role — advocacy for lawyers and their clients — to the newly formed California Lawyers Association. California will benefit from a vital advocate for the legal profession. I wish CLA the best in its new mission and encourage the profession to support its important work."
– Michael G. Colantuono, former Chair of the State Bar of California