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California Lawyers Association Appoints Oyango A. Snell as New CEO and Executive Director

SACRAMENTO, California., Dec 3 2021 / PRNewswire / – The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Oyango A. Snell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 13, 2021. Snell comes to CLA from the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) where he was the organization’s first in-house general counsel in its 114-year history. The CLA was founded in 2018 when the California State Legislature separated from the State Bar of California. CLA is a member-driven, mission-driven organization dedicated to the professional advancement of lawyers practicing in the State of California.

In previous positions representing national, regional and state-wide associations, Snell brings significant association management and government relations experience to the CLA at a time when the bar association volunteer seeks to increase its membership and increase its engagement with the three branches of state government.

“Oyango is the perfect marriage in terms of personality, character and discipline to be the next CEO and Executive Director of the California Lawyers Association,” said the president of the CLA. Jeremy M. Evans. “We are excited to be working together to grow the organization into our next chapter by providing exemplary services and programs to existing members and adding new members, new practice areas, amazing events and leading education,” legislative affairs and relations across the great State of california and the globe. “

“I am touched by this wonderful opportunity to combine two things that I really enjoy: the legal profession and running nonprofit associations,” said Snell. I look forward to working with our volunteers and members to achieve ACL’s important advocacy and education goals. ”

CLA was recently deployed new member pricing options, including an introductory plan that includes access to CLA-wide benefits, such as free access to the Fastcase legal research platform (worth $ 995/ year), 18 hours of free MCLE and a wide range of useful content for members.

Snell, since march 2017, was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of WSPA, a nonprofit trade association organized similarly to CLA and based in Sacramento. Among his many accomplishments, he created a world-class in-house legal and human resources advocacy program, provided legal advocacy for monumental climate policy initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and created an initiative leadership for women in oil and gas. industry.

Previously, Snell was Chief Legislative and Regulatory Advisor to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) in Washington DC, from january 2012 at march 2017. From august 2009 at december 2011, he was a solo practitioner in Columbus, Ohio, providing legal advice and regulatory advocacy to various business groups.

Snell is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) accredited by the American Society of Association Executives and obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of the law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Created in 2018, California Lawyers Association is the bar association for all California Lawyers. The mission of the ACC is to promote excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.

SOURCE California Lawyers Association