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Mission and History



A trusted source of expertise in legal reform and advocacy for almost half a century, CJAC’s mission is to confront legislation and laws that create unfair burdens on California businesses, employees, and communities.

Toward that end, CJAC offers research and guidance on policy issues that impact California’s civil liability laws. We’re fighting for a fair California by protecting against laws that could be used to exploit businesses.



Originally founded as the Association for California Tort Reform, the association later merged with the California Legal Reform Institute, a group of high-tech and venture capital leaders in the Silicon Valley, to form a broader, more powerful coalition dedicated to improving California’s civil justice system. The association was renamed the Civil Justice Association of California in 1999.

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