The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), on behalf of its board and membership, is pleased to present the first annual Civil Justice Gavel Award to Senators Ling Ling Chang (R – Diamond Bar) and Steven Glazer (D – Orinda).
The Civil Justice Gavel is awarded to one Democrat and one Republican legislator who display extraordinary leadership in promoting fairness and balance in California’s civil justice system.
“We’re delighted to recognize the standout, bipartisan efforts by Senators Chang and Glazer to improve California’s legal climate,” said Kyla Christoffersen Powell, President and CEO of CJAC. “Over the last year, Senators Chang and Glazer, through their policy leadership, have helped minimize shakedown lawsuits against businesses in their districts and throughout the state.”
Factors considered include the legislator’s voting record on bills that impact California’s legal climate, including opposition to policies that expand harmful private rights of action and excessive litigation, and other leadership on civil justice reform in the Legislature and communities.
Senator Chang has led in these areas while honorably representing constituents of Senate District 29 in parts of Los Angeles and Orange County. Notably, Senator Chang hosted successful CJAC workshops in Brea and Buena to assist local small businesses with ADA compliance.
“I’m grateful to be recognized for my work in supporting small businesses and encouraging a healthy legal climate,” said Senator Ling Ling Chang. “I’m proud to continue advocating for fair and reasonable legal standards which benefit consumers, employees and small businesses alike.”
This article was released by the Civil Justice Association of California.