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2022 CCPUC Annual Meeting

  • May 01, 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • May 03, 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa, One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA. 95065


  • Speakers and Staff (fee waived)






May 1- May 3, 2022

The new CPUC General Counsel, Christine Hammond will join the Fireside Chat session and you can obtain newly required  2022 "Implicit Bias" MCLE credits under Elimination of Bias with our special Speaker, Cherrie Davis, sponsored by Southern California Gas Company.

When reserving your Chaminade room on the link, change Promo Code to Group Code and insert the Group Code 627123 and room block dates will open.

UPDATED ROOM RESERVATION LINK below (only 5/1 - 5/3 dates are available)

Dates:            May 1 - 3, 2022  (Opening Sunday Reception at Chaminade, Santa Cruz)

Location:       Chaminade Resort and Spa

                       One Chaminade Lane

                     Santa Cruz, CA. 95065


Please join the Conference of California Public Utilities Counsel at its 2022 Annual Meeting on May 1 - 3, 2022 at the Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA.

We are very excited about this year's conference, the first in-person event our organization will be holding in over two years!  The conference will include 9+ hours of CLE including presentations on:  (1) Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Law (Special Speaker that will allow you to obtain the new 2022 CA. State Bar requirement for "Implicit Bias" subcategory under Elimination of Bias); (2) Remote Practice at the CPUC; (3) Civility in the Practice of Utilities Law; (4)  Pivoting Past the Pandemic: Work-Life Balance for Legal Professionals; (5) Update on Recent Appellate Court Decisions Important to the Utilities; (6) Industry-focused panels including Energy, Water, and Telecommunication issues and (7) Discussion with CPUC General Counsel, Christine Hammond, during the Fireside Chat.

In addition, the conference will include several social events to connect and catch-up with colleagues, including a kick-off dinner on May 1; lunch on May 2 following the morning CLE panels, and happy hour the evening of May 2. The Young Utility Lawyers (YUL) will host an event following the Monday reception.

We very much look forward to seeing you.  Registration remains open for the conference.  Please register soon using the link below.   


While universal masking requirements have been lifted, current state, county, and local public health guidelines for COVID-19 strongly recommend masking indoors during large gatherings and meetings regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.   To ensure your safety, the safety of small children, active seniors in our family, and the immune-compromised, we encourage conference attendees to be fully vaccinated and recommend that everyone wear mask indoors during the conference, consistent with public health guidelines.

If you wish to stay at the Chaminade Resort and Spa, please reserve online at https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=35424&Chain=21123&arrive=2022-05-01&depart=2022-05-03&adult=2&child=0&rate=627123  Remember to mention you are with the CCPUC (Group Code - 627123) to get our special group room discount.

Please reserve your room at the hotel before  Friday, April 8, 2022 to receive our special group rate.  The hotel is offering CCPUC attendees a special room rate of:

 $310.19 – CCPUC Group Room Rate

($259 rate + $18.50 (50% discount tax/resort fee) +11% Occupancy +$4.20)

$164.78 – Government/Non-Profit Rate Rooms (Special reserved list - details below)

($128 rate + $18.50 (50% discount tax/resort fee) +11% Occupancy + $4.20)

We have 25 rooms available for Saturday (4/30) as well. 

Government/Non-Profit Rate Rooms (Process - only on Shera's list; do not call resort to confirm)

We have several rooms blocked at the resort for government/public interest attendees at the rate of $164.78; if you are interested in reserving a government/non-profit rate room, please contact Shera Smith at shera.smith@yahoo.com.  Please state 1) attendee name, any guest, 2) the check-in and check-out dates and 3) type of bed (King, Queens, etc.).  These rooms are on a first come, first served basis. After reserving on the list, you can call hotel to guarantee with a credit card.  A waiting list will be kept for possible cancellations and replacements  if all rooms are taken.

STEP 2: Conference Registration

 2022 Conference Fees

Regular CCPUC Members

$ 895

Govt./non-profit Members

$ 390


$ 995

Govt./non-profit non-Members

$ 495

Student Attorneys

$ 150

Opening Sunday Dinner Reception.  There will be an Opening  Dinner Reception for attendees and guests at the Chaminade on Sunday, May 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  The Strolling Dinner is included in attendees’ conference fees.  Guests are welcome for an additional charge as follows:

Adult Guest Dinner Fee

$ 75/pp

Child Guest Dinner Fee (age 7-12)

$ 30/pp

Child Guest (6 and under)


If registering by mail and paying with a Group or Individual check, please use the attached form below (with payment and mailing instructions):

CCPUC 2022 ANNUAL MTG - ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATION -(3-16-22 update - lunch).docx

CHECK YOUR 2022 MEMBERSHIP STATUS - It is never too late to join CCPUC!

CCPUC 2022 ACTIVE PAID and (_) PENDING MEMBERS _ (Updated 3-16-22).docx

2022 Membership App (Indiv Group Check) - 2-18-22.docx

 Become a Member 

The Conference of California Public Utility Counsel has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”) credit by the State Bar of California, so MCLE credit will be given for this event. 

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Shera Smith at shera.smith@yahoo.com/ (323) 270-4932 or Verna Abbott at vernaabbott@dwt.com.

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting.


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