CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Day at the Capitol a Great Success!

By Todd Roberson on 04/27/2012 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Legislature, Legal Reform

This past Tuesday we held our 2nd annual "Day at the Capitol" with the California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. Thanks to months of preparation by CJAC and CALA staff we had great turnout and excellent programs! The day's activities included:

  • A luncheon attended by over 80 participants who got to see a 15-minute clip of a soon-to-be-released documentary film called "Wheels of Fortune" that examines abusive ADA lawsuits in California. The film is being made by Peter Spirer, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. The luncheon also featured a victims' panel that included business owners and medical professionals who discussed the impact of frivolous litigation on their lives.
  • Visits to 35 state legislators' offices in the Capitol, where our participants shared their experiences with lawsuit abuse and discussed our priority legislation for the year.
  • A public forum on the south steps of the Capitol, which featured Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) and included testimony on the impact of ADA, Proposition 65, and other types of lawsuits.
  • Our annual legislative reception to close out the day, the highlight of which was an appearance by Governor Jerry Brown! The Governor talked with a number of our attendees who told him of their difficulties with abusive lawsuits. The reception was also attended by dozens of legislators and legislative staff.

We are very pleased with how the day went and are grateful to those who took part!

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