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Public Policy

Tip of the Spear



CJAC is known as the tip of the spear among advocates in the fight against policies that propose new private rights of action or other unnecessary expansions of liability that result in excessive and unwarranted litigation in our civil courts. 

We’re fighting for a fair California by protecting against laws that could be used to exploit businesses.

Read on to learn more about our public policy efforts or download our CJAC Civil Justice Priorities booklet below for a succinct overview of our priorities.


In the Legislature

We are a strong force against the trial lawyers in Sacramento, providing a voice for balance and fairness in the California civil justice system. As a result of our powerful lobbying, we have stopped hundreds of dangerous bills from becoming law.


Bill Tracking

Utilize the below links to see which bills CJAC is supporting or opposing and to view bill status and position letters.



Ballot Initiatives

Coalition for Civil Justice Reform

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Join the Fight

The Coalition for Civil Justice Reform is a CJAC-sponsored ballot measure committee established to support ballot measures aimed at improving California’s civil liability system.

For too long, the well-funded plaintiffs’ bar lobby and its allies in the legislature have obstructed civil justice reforms in California, making our legislature a graveyard for even modest reforms.


Balance Scorecard

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About the Scorecard

The mission of Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) is to confront legislation and laws that create unfair litigation burdens on California businesses, employees, and communities. A balanced civil justice system benefits all Californians.

CJAC’s Balance Scorecard shows how California legislators rank when it comes to promoting fairness and balance in the state’s civil justice system. An overall favorability percentage was based upon key bills that CJAC supported or opposed in 2022.

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