LCJ is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a non-profit organization with a 501(c) (6) status as recognized by the IRS. The leadership of the organized defense bar formed LCJ in 1987 with the financial support of several “Fortune 500” companies. The purpose of the organization was to develop a network of broad, national support for ongoing legal reform initiatives. By tapping into the resources of the defense bar organizations, and the more than 20,000 legal practitioners that they represent, LCJ provides crucial support for ongoing legislative and procedural rules initiatives.



LCJ is a national coalition of defense trial lawyer organizations, law firms, and corporations that promotes excellence and fairness in the civil justice system to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of civil cases.                        

LCJ’s Principal Goals:

1. Promoting balance and fairness in the civil justice system

2. Reducing costs and burdens associated with litigation

3. Promoting more predictability and efficiency in litigation

The Purposes of LCJ:

1. Forming coalitions among defense trial lawyers associations, law firms, and businesses

2. Actively participating in the judicial, rulemaking, and legislative processes at the federal and state levels

3. Monitoring and providing input on initiatives impacting the civil justice system


For more information about LCJ and becoming a member please see our Informational Booklet.
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