The Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Description and Activities
The Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association focuses its efforts on all aspects of real property law. There are six subsections, each with a Chair and a Steering Committee:
- Commercial Development and Leasing
- Construction Law
- General Real Estate Law
- Land Use Planning and Environmental Law
- Real Estate Finance
- Title Insurance
More than 1,400 members of the County Bar are members of the Section, making it the second largest substantive law section of the County Bar. The Section presents more than 30 continuing legal education programs each year, by far more than any other section. The Section also publishes a monthly Newsletter highlighting recent developments in real estate law, and a quarterly Review, with substantive articles of interest to real estate practitioners.
History of The Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium
The Section first presented a real estate law symposium in 1972. In 1976, the Section named the symposium in honor of Benjamin S. Crocker (1935-1973), whose personal efforts significantly contributed to the growth of the Section and its mission of continuing legal education. While originally a program for real estate attorneys, the Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium was expanded into a "law and business" format commencing with the program in 2003, including education for real estate attorneys and members of the real estate business community. In 2007, the Section partnered with the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA (a joint center of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law) to co-sponsor the 2008 Crocker Symposium. The 2008 program will be the 37th Annual Crocker Symposium.