On December 11, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its name to the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Changing the name to the American Association for Justice is an important step in our campaign to protect and strengthen the civil justice system.
All of the lawyers at Regan Zambri & Long are members of AAJ, and are actively involved in all aspects of its professional and public education programs. Pat Regan has served on the Board of Governors of AAJ for the past 12 years, is a former President of the DC Chapter, and frequently lectures throughout the country on important legal issues. Sal Zambri is the President-Elect of the DC Chapter, and Victor Long has served for many years on the Board of Governors of the DC Chapter.
The new name better articulates what we do: fight to ensure that every person has access to justice and can get a fair shake.
Our opponents – the drug and oil industries, big insurance companies and other large corporations – have spent billions of dollars over the past decades to wage an unprecedented attack on justice. Their plan is simple. They want to eliminate the only thing left holding them accountable – the civil justice system, often the last resort for many Americans.
As attorneys, we work to make sure any person who is injured by the misconduct and negligence of others can get justice in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
The new name – the American Association for Justice – more accurately reflects our role as advocates for justice. It will further allow us to reframe the debate in the court of public opinion – just like we do every day in the courtroom.