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The Litigation Section is governed by a 16-member Executive Committee, assisted by a distinguished panel of judicial and attorney advisors. The work of the Section is accomplished by its Executive Committee, Standing Committees and Editorial Boards.

Because the continued success of the Litigation Section depends in large measure on the work of the Section’s working subcommittees, the Section encourages a policy of promoting to the Executive Committee those people who have distinguished themselves in the Section’s committee structure.

To become a member of one of the Section’s Standing Committees or editorial boards, you must be a member of at least one CLA Section the Litigation Section and an active member of the State Bar of California. Membership in the Litigation Section is preferable but not required. Certain Standing Committees require membership in certain Sections; see committee descriptions for such requirements. To join a committee, fill out this application.

If you would like more information, or are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the Section or the committee chair indicated.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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Chair: Erik Silber, Los Angeles
Vice-Chair: Chad Stegman

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE

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Chair: Jeffery Daar, Woodland Hills
Vice Chair: Rebecca Callahan, Newport Beach

CALIFORNIA LITIGATION EDITORIAL BOARD

Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Shatz, Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA LITIGATION REVIEW EDITORIAL BOARD

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Erik Silber, Los Angeles
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Wendy Huang, Buena Park

Coaching for the New Practitioner

Chair: Lisa Cappelluti, San Francisco
Vice Chair: Megan Rowe, Sacramento

COMMITTEE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

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Chair: Christopher R. Fredrich, Los Angeles

COMMITTEE ON APPELLATE COURTS

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Chair: Erin Smith, Oakland
Vice Chair: Dean Bochner, Burbank

CORE SKILLS PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

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Co-Chair: Mary McKelvey, Los Angeles
Vice Chair: Michelle Galloway, Palo Alto

Dress for Success Drive

Coordinator: Carol Kuluva, Mission Hills

E-NEWSLETTER

Chair: Michelle McCoy Wolfe, Riverside
Vice-Chair: Paul Killion, San Franicsco

Federal Courts Committee

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Chair: Jessica Leal, Redwood City

INSURANCE STAFF COUNSEL COMMITTEE

Chair: Mark R. Weiner, Glendale

JURY INSTRUCTIONS COMMITTEE

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Chair: Reuben A. Ginsburg, Los Angeles
Vice Chair: Paul Killion, San Francisco

LAW SUITS™ PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair: Norman J. Rodich, Irvine

LEGAL LONDON COMMITTEE

Chair: Bradley Patterson, Irvine

LITIGATION SUMMIT

Chair: Thomas Greene, San Francisco
Vice Chair: Michelle D. Galloway, Palo Alto

LITIGATION UPDATE

Senior Editor: Justice Eileen C. Moore, Santa Ana
Managing Editor: Ruben Ginsburg, Los Angeles

Marketing

Chair: TBD

Membership

Chair: Kenneth Wang, Los Angeles

Racial Justice

If you’d like to get involved, fill out the Racial Justice Committee contact sheet >>

Chair: Adrieannette Ciccone, Hayward

Social Media

Liaison: TBD

SOLO SUMMIT AND ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

Chair: Norman J. Rodich, Irvine

Striking Out on Your Own

Chair: Cindy Elkins

TRIAL LAWYER HALL OF FAME

Chair: Jessica Barclay-Strobel, Pasadena

VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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Chair: Robert Foley Muth, San Diego
Vice Chair: Rose Carmen Goldberg, San Francisco

See More Under Standing Committees

Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Committee on Appellate Courts
Committee on Access to Justice and Civic Engagement
Committee on Federal Courts
Racial Justice Committee
Committee on the Administration of Justice
Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
Core Skills Programming Committee
Jury Instructions Committee

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