2011 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) President Philip Michels will pass on his title at CAALA's 63rd Annual Installation & Awards Dinner being held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 21, 2012 from 5:30 - 11:00 pm. After a successful year as president, Mr. Michels will turn over control to the 2012 CAALA president, Michael Alder. Notable accomplishments spearheaded by Mr. Michels during his tenure include an increase in new membership by nearly 50 percent, the introduction of the new lawyers' program, a record-breaking turnout at the annual Las Vegas convention, and a significant increase in CAALA revenue.

CAALA is the nation's largest local association of plaintiffs' attorneys.