Crisis In The Family Courts

ACTION ALERT – CA. AB 2475 & Court Watch

Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on April 28, 2010

 

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TAKE ACTION

We need your support for AB 2475 right now! Assemblyman Jim Beall has introduced AB 2475 that eliminates quasi-judicial immunity for private sector court appointees (minors counsel, custody evaluators, special masters, therapists, etc). If this bill passes, then private sector court appointees will no longer be protected from being sued when they violate the law, rules of court, or professional standards.
Please fax, e-mail or call in your support for this legislation right away to both Assemblymembers listed below. If you are a member of an organization, a church, or any other group that supports family court reform, then please be sure to send your support on your organizational letterhead.
A hearing for this bill in the Assembly Judiciary Committee is set for next Tuesday, May 4th! It will likely start at 8am or 9am. Please plan to come to Sacramento to add your voice to those who demand justice for the court appointees who are flagrantly violating the law. Be sure to check your email again before then, as committee rescheduling is quite common, and we have no control over what the Judiciary Committee decides to do.  
The cottage industry is already raising a ruckus about this bill, and we are being told that this bill doesn’t have as much support as it does opposition. We are counting on you to prove them wrong. Please show our state lawmakers that there is broad statewide support for eliminating immunity for lawbreaking court appointees.
The Honorable Mike Feuer –

click here to download a sample letter to Assemblyman Feuer
Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0042
Assemblymember.Feuer@Assembly.ca.gov
PHONE: 916-319-2042
FAX: 916-319-2142
The Honorable Jim  Beall – click here to download a sample letter to Assemblyman Beall
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento CA 94249-0024
Assemblymember.Beall@Assembly.ca.gov
PHONE: 916-319-2024
FAX: 916-319-2124
Check the CJE website often for breaking news & action opportunities. We’ll be posting updates on CJE’s other legislative priorities & related hearings soon!

COURTWATCH

SONOMA COUNTY COURTWATCH
WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Barbara Monroe
WHEN: Monday, May 3rd & Tuesday, May 4th
WHERE: Empire College (law school) at 3035 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa 95403
Email Barbara for more info!
SACRAMENTO COUNTY COURTWATCH
WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Mary Tessema
WHEN: 9:00am on Monday, May 24th
WHERE: Dept 123, Ridgeway Family Relations Court, 3341 Power Inn Road 95826

Together, we can rebuild public trust in our courts, reinforcing the judiciary as a well-managed model of integrity, justice and equality.

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