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Lawmakers creating due process concerns, group claims

Amanda Robert Aug. 29, 2017, 1:20pm

SACRAMENTO - The leader of a California legal reform group sees “situational due process” as a growing concern in Sacramento.

Legal association president wants more public notice on contingency fee lawyers

John Sammon Aug. 1, 2017, 1:23pm

SACRAMENTO – The president of the Civil Justice System of California (CJAC) said he intends to craft a new bill to submit to the California State Legislature that would require greater transparency, public notice, from cities and counties that hire outside private attorneys to go after statute violators based on a “contingency fee,” in other words, only paid upon the successful outcome of a case.

California judge voices support for transferring judgeships

Glenn Minnis Apr. 11, 2017, 5:24pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to move two vacant judgeships from one county to another could gain the support of the judge who could be losing the slots provided his county’s budget is not impacted.

CALA to follow legislative session to protect small business owners

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 10, 2017, 6:41pm

SACRAMENTO — With the California legislative session in full swing, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has found a series of bills it is supporting and opposing in order to prevent courts from being clogged and to protect small business owners.

Panel on track to present state Legislature with revised Political Reform Act, spokesman says

Karen Kidd Dec. 8, 2016, 9:53pm

SACRAMENTO, California – After beginning initial review last spring of California's landmark Political Reform Act, the Fair Political Practice Commission is on schedule to present the state Legislature with a proposed revision in January, an FPPC spokesman said during a recent interview.

California ACLUs seek to allow ballot selfies

John Myers Dec. 2, 2016, 11:40am

SAN FRANCISCO -- California residents will be able to share their ballot selfies after a new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Cap and trade in California now tangled in high stakes suit and political changes

John Breslin Nov. 22, 2016, 4:16pm

The future of cap and trade in California faces uncertainty amidst an expected shortfall in auction income, the onset of a Trump presidency and a lawsuit that could dismantle the program all together. 

California arbitration bill draws opposition, would force cases out of state

Dawn Geske Sep. 30, 2016, 8:00am

SACRAMENTO – Opposition has formed against an arbitration bill designed to increase time and cost burdens for arbitrators in California.