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President Greg Bentley reviews 
CAOC's 2017 legislation



Protecting the elderly. Fighting for sexually abused kids. Ensuring constitutional legal rights for immigrants. Fixing the mess created by Wells Fargo's systemic fraud. CAOC's 2017 legislative package is broad and deep. Listen to CAOC President Greg Bentley's update as the state passes the halfway point of the 2017 legislative year.


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Learn more about CAOC 2017 legislation 




July 18, 2017
Protections for abused elderly
win approval from key panel

CAOC-backed AB 859 gives seniors who suffer horrible physical abuse in nursing homes or assisted living facilities a better shot at justice when a care home intentially destorys legal evidence to hide culpability. Read more

July 18, 2017
Bill to fix voir dire problems
clears hurdle in Assembly

Jury selection has been undercut by arbitrary and unreasable restrictions on the time allowed to ask questions. SB 658 would fix the problem by making it tougher to slash the time allowed for jury selection. Read more

July 17, 2017
Assembly sends a second
CAOC-backed bill to Brown
AB 1690 boosts fair treatment of immigrants, preventing queries of immigration status in most liability cases. The measure won unanimous approval at each step through the legislative process. Read more


(7/19/2017) John Demas secures justice for the parents of a 9-month-old baby killed when their car was struck on a Sacramento highway by a police officer's SUV. READ HERE
(7/10/2017) Micha Star Liberty (left) and Bob Allard explain why CAOC's SB 755 is needed to protect sexually abused children from abusive defense tactics. READ HERE


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San Francisco
Nov 16-19
Hawaii Seminar
Maui, HI
Nov 25 - Dec 2

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  May/June 2017
  Vol. 47, No. 3