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Civil Justice Association of California Announces 2024 “Civil Justice Gavel” Recipients

Senator Anna Caballero and Senator Roger Niello Recognized as Leaders in Legal Reform

Press Release

Media Contact:
Taylor Gonsalves 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 12, 2024) — The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) is pleased to announce that Senator Roger Niello (R-6) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-14) are this year’s Civil Justice Gavel recipients.

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

“We are delighted to recognize the bipartisan leadership of Senator Anna Caballero and Senator Roger Niello in improving California’s legal climate,” said Kyla Christoffersen Powell, president and CEO of CJAC. “Their outstanding efforts in the State Legislature have helped reduce lawsuit abuses against businesses statewide.”

When considering 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. Senator Niello and Senator Caballero have a strong track record in these areas.

“I am proud to be acknowledged as a leader in the Legislature supporting reasonable civil justice policies,” said Senator Caballero. “As a champion for working families and small businesses, I understand how excessive litigation is costly and hinders equal access to our courts and justice for all Californians.”

“It is an honor to receive recognition for my policy efforts in fighting excessive litigation that is all too prevalent in communities across our state,” said Senator Niello. “I look forward to continued collaboration with CJAC to prevent abuses of our legal system, which harm consumers and businesses, clogging our courts.”

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About CJAC

The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization, 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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