Governmental Relations Committee

The meetings of the CAALA Governmental Relations Committee provide a forum for consumer attorneys to learn about legislative and political issues, to see how the political process affects the civil justice system and to participate in the fight to protect the rights of consumers.  The meetings are open to all CAALA attorney members.

At each meeting, you will hear interesting speakers and have lively discussions about current issues.  Past speakers have included members of Congress and the legislature, legislative staff members, leadership from Consumer Attorneys of California, representatives of public interest organizations and candidates for public office.  

Under the leadership of Committee Chair Bill Karns and Vice Chair Kathryn Trepinski, the committee holds dinner meetings at the CAALA office. Meeting announcements will be posted on

For more information on the CAALA Governmental Relations program, contact CAALA Executive Director Stuart Zanville at or (213) 487-1212.