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Asms. B. Rubio and Choi Receive 2021 Civil Justice Gavels

June 14, 2021

Press Release

Two Assemblymembers Recognized as Champions of Legal Reform

Civil Justice Association of California Announces 2021 “Civil Justice Gavel” Award Recipients

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2021)—The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) is pleased to announce that it has selected Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-48) and Assemblymember Steven Choi (R-68) to receive the 2021 Civil Justice Gavel award.

Each year, CJAC presents the Civil Justice Gavel to one Democrat and one Republican legislator who display extraordinary leadership in promoting a fair, balanced civil justice system in California.

“We’re delighted to recognize the standout, bipartisan efforts of Assemblymembers Rubio and Choi toward improving California’s legal climate,” said Kyla Christoffersen Powell, President and CEO of CJAC. “Through their policy leadership this past year, they have helped minimize frivolous lawsuits against businesses in their districts and throughout the state.”

When considering award recipients, CJAC evaluates legislators’ votes on bills that impact California’s legal climate and other efforts to promote a balanced civil justice system in California communities. Assemblymembers Rubio and Choi have a strong track record in these areas.

“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts to support fairness in our civil courts and ensure all voices are heard,” said Assemblymember Rubio. “I will keep working for balance in the legal system to protect consumers and communities without burdening business.”

“It’s a privilege to receive the Civil Justice Gavel from CJAC for my work,” said Assemblymember Choi. “If we want to keep a thriving state economy, a fair legal climate for businesses is a critical component, and I’ll continue to advocate for a balanced civil justice system.”

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About CJAC

The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) has been a trusted source of expertise on legal reform for almost half a century. CJAC confronts legislation, laws and regulations that create unfair litigation burdens on California businesses, employees and communities.

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