CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

About CJAC


Officially founded in 1979, the Association for California Tort Reform (ACTR) later merged with the California Legal Reform Institute, a group of high-tech and venture capital leaders in the Silicon Valley, to form a broader, more powerful coalition dedicated to improving California’s civil justice system.

The association was renamed the Civil Justice Association of California in 1999. Counted among its many successes is Proposition 64, which stopped “shakedown” lawsuits from being filed against businesses by private lawyers. California voters overwhelmingly approved the initiative on Nov. 2, 2004.

Today, CJAC continues to aggressively work in the state Legislature and the courts to reduce the unwarranted and excessive litigation that increases business and government expenses, discourages innovation, and drives up the cost of goods and services for all Californians.

The Issue

California’s civil justice system is sharply unbalanced. California is consistently ranked as one of the least business-friendly states.

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Meet the team that is working to advance a more business-friendly environment in California.

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Founded in 1979, CJAC is the only statewide association dedicated solely to improving California’s civil liability system.

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Board of Directors

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