CABL President

2023 – 2024



Shanāe Buffington

CABL President, 2023 – 2024

I am humbled and blessed to serve as the 47th President of the California Association Black of Lawyers (CABL). I look forward to working with the 2023 – 2024 Board of Directors with goals of increasing community outreach and bridging the access to justice gap. With the support of our members, board, and benefactors, we will fulfill CABL’s mission “to promote reform in the laws and the administration of justice as we continue our quest for equality and empowerment.”

This year I pledge to:

  • Increase the visibility of our association and stand in opposition to issues that detrimentally and unjustly impact the Black community.
  • Support our affiliate chapters by attending annual events, and promoting affiliate sponsored programs.
  • Participate in programs that increase the pipeline to the profession for diverse students. This year, CABL will co-host Law Day at the Sacramento County Superior Court for the purpose of educating youth about consequences to choices they make as well as providing an understanding of court processes and procedures.
  • Offer a variety of continuing legal education, health and financial wellness seminars.

I am committed to ensuring our association remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing justice, equality, and diversity. I’m excited for a productive, positive and purpose filled year. Thank you for supporting CABL.

Shanāe Buffington
California Association of Black Lawyers