SACRAMENTO, CA – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) recognized Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) with the first annual Civil Justice Gavel Award. This honor is awarded to one Republican and one Democrat legislator who display extraordinary leadership in promoting fairness and balance in California’s civil justice system. The Democrat recipient is Senator Steven Glazer.
“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.”
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.
"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.”
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.
Senator Ling Ling Chang represents the 29th Senate District which encompasses portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties, including the communities of Brea, Chino Hills, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Stanton, Walnut, Yorba Linda and portions of Anaheim, Buena Park, City of Industry and West Covina.
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.