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.