At the state and local level, commercial tobacco control policy in California is generally driven by the legislative and executive branches. But the judiciary fulfills an important role, too. Because civil suits have the potential to derail public health programs, local and state policymakers must account for the risk of litigation whenever formulating a new policy.  In this 45 minute webinar, a Public Health Law Center staff attorney will provide an overview of the federal and California state court systems, the life cycle of a case, and what policymakers need to know about litigation.

Presenter:
Tom Pryor, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center