CAALA President Philip Michels hosted the annual Town Hall Meeting at the Las Vegas Convention on September 9, 2011 from 12:30pm -1:30pm. The keynote speaker was Carolyn Kuhl, Presiding Judge of the Civil Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Other speakers included: Gary Paul, President of the American Association of Justice and John Montevideo, President of Consumer Attorneys of California. The 2011 Town Hall Meeting discussed state and national legislative issues, budget cutbacks and the impact on the civil justice system

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