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
Chair: Chad Stegeman, Bay Area
Vice-Chair: Shawn Shaffie, Los Angeles
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
Chair: Jeffery Daar, Encino
Vice Chair: Serena Lee, Los Angeles
APPELLATE PRACTICE NETWORK
Chair: Bryce Young, San Diego
Vice Chair: Jocelyn Sperling, San Francisco
CALIFORNIA LITIGATION EDITORIAL BOARD
Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Shatz, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA LITIGATION REVIEW EDITORIAL BOARD
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Julia Shear Kushner, Encino
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Wendy Huang, Buena Park
COMMITTEE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Chair: Christopher R. Fredrich, Los Angeles
COMMITTEE ON APPELLATE COURTS
Chair: Kelly Woodruff, San Francisco
Vice Chair: Bryce Young, San Diego
Federal Courts Committee
Chair: Jenn French, San Diego
Vice-chair: Thomas Stout, Oakland
JURY INSTRUCTIONS COMMITTEE
Senior Editor: Justice Eileen C. Moore, Santa Ana
Managing Editor: Julia Shear Kushner, Encino