Lieff Cabraser co-founder and name partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser has become the newest Pillar of Justice donor for The National Judicial College (NJC). Pillars of Justice fund donors help provide and implement innovative programs, judicial education, and professional development services to meet the needs of the nation’s judicial branch, as well as institute positive change to the court system. Ms. Cabraser joins a valued group of donors at the Freedom Circle level, investing in the College’s mission to educate judges, innovate judicial learning, improve the delivery of justice, and advance the rule of law.
“As courtroom lawyers, we treasure judges and appreciate the tremendous and necessary work they do, often under daunting circumstances: heavy caseloads, limited resources,” said Ms. Cabraser. “Anything we can do to support the judiciary, we see as an opportunity to promote justice for all.”
“We can’t say thank you enough to Elizabeth for her gift,” stated Hon. Chad Schmucker, NJC’s president. “Every aspect of our programming benefits from her generosity.”
Established in 1963, The National Judicial College has become the leading national provider for judicial education, and was the first to offer programs to judges nationwide. The NJC offers an average of 90 courses each year with over 4,000 judges from all 50 states in attendance. The College is the one place where judges can meet up to discuss and learn more about the judiciary through professional study and collegial dialogue.
“A good judge – like a lawyer – is a good listener,” Ms. Cabraser explained. “A good judge listen to both sides, asks hard questions, and isn’t afraid to make decisions. Most judges score very highly on these points.”
About Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Under Elizabeth Cabraser’s leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. For over three decades, Ms. Cabraser has made sure that our firm remains dedicated to its core values.
A partner and co-founder of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. Cabraser chairs the firm’s personal injury and environmental litigation practice groups. One of the nation’s leading class action litigators and possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, she has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. These cases include multi-state tobacco, the Exxon Valdez disaster, Breast Implants, Fen-Phen (Diet Drugs), Vioxx, Toyota sudden acceleration, numerous securities/investment fraud cases, and Holocaust litigation.
Today, she serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, such as VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, GM ignition switch defect, and Takata defective airbag litigation.