Cal. Litig. 2016, Volume 29, Number 1

From the Section Chair A Non-Traditional Viewpoint

By Reuben Ginsburg

I am honored and delighted to serve this year as chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California. The section is committed to promoting excellence in litigation practice and the fair and efficient administration of justice.

When the editor-in-chief first advised me that I was expected to write a column as section chair, I asked whether the space could be put to better use by one of the more qualified authors appearing in this edition. He replied, "probably so," but stated the tradition was to present a column by the chair, and he insisted we follow that tradition.

I am not a traditional Litigation Section chair. Previous chairs of the section have gained the position through their record of accomplishment and leadership ability. In contrast to my distinguished predecessors, I have gained this position by ruthlessly attacking and undermining my rivals. Others have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result of my insatiable thirst for power. I am not proud of this. On the other hand, I have no regrets.

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