CCJL to honor ‘Common Sense’ legislators at Oct. 28 event

Colorado Civil Justice League will recognize leading state legislators on Thursday, Oct. 28 during its annual Legislative Awards Luncheon at the Denver Four Seasons.  CCJL’s Common Sense In The Courtroom Awards are given to state legislators who have demonstrated a commitment to curtailing lawsuit abuse and protecting working families from the cost of frivolous litigation.

CCJL is the only organization in Colorado exclusively dedicated to stopping lawsuit abuse while preserving a system of civil justice that fairly compensates legitimate victims.

“Common Sense in the Courtroom requires justice for those who have been harmed by someone else, balanced by fairness for those who may be wrongfully accused,” said CCJL executive director Mark Hillman.

A list of honored legislators will be announced later this month.

Keynoting this year’s event is Kyle Christoffersen Powell, president at CEO of the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Sacramento.  CJAC is a member-based coalition of businesses from a variety of industries. CJAC’s mission is to confront legislation and laws that create unfair litigation and liability burdens on California businesses, employees, and communities.

Before taking the helm at CJAC, Kyla was Senior Legal Counsel at AT&T in several different roles, initially in legislative and external affairs and then corporate contracts and data privacy. Prior to that, Kyla was a Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce on legal reform, taxation, and labor and employment issues. Early in her career, she defended employers in court on labor and employment matters.

Kyla earned her BA in Political Science and English from the University of New Mexico and her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is admitted to the bars of California and District of Columbia.