CA Assemblymember Kalra Named Chair Of Judiciary Committee
India-West Staff Reporter
SACRAMENTO, CA –Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has been named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary by Speaker Robert Rivas.
The Assembly Committee on Judiciary’s primary jurisdictions include family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code.
Kalra had most recently served as Chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee for the past five years.
“At a time when California must be vigilant in protecting civil rights, fostering a just legal system, and ensuring everyday consumers are protected, it is an honor to serve as Chair of Judiciary Committee. Having served on this committee for the past seven years under Chairs Stone and Maienschein, I am grateful for their leadership and ready to hit the ground running,” Kalra said in a statement.
Kalra has a law degree from Georgetown University and was a Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara County for 11 years. As a public defender, he represented indigent clients in both felony and misdemeanor matters.
He was first elected in 2016, becoming the first Indian American to serve in the California Legislature in state history, and was re-elected to his fourth term in 2022.