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  • We stand for the 7th Amendment...

  • ...and your constitutional right to trial.

  •           Seeking justice for all.
  • The jury trial "is the only anchor... by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson
  • “The civil jury is a valuable safeguard to liberty." -- Alexander Hamilton

Wells Fargo-inspired arbitration
bill signed into law by Brown



(Oct. 4, 2017) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed landmark legislation to prevent another Wells Fargo-sized scandal by allowing consumers to fight fraudulent banks in court instead of secretive forced arbitration. Read more


October 19, 2017
Help for Wine Country wildfire
victims available on many fronts

The devasting Northern California wildfires that claimed scores of lives and destroyed more than 7,000 homes and other structures have left thousands homeless. Here is a list of resources. Read more

October 2, 2017
Brown vetoes bill to better protect
elders abused in nursing homes

AB 859 would have given vulnerable senior citizens a better chance in civil cases when nursing home intentional destroy evidence of harm. Read more

September 27, 2017
Two CAOC-sponsored bills
signed by Gov. Brown

SB 658 addresses unreasonable restrictions on questioning of potential jurors in civil trials, AB 644 is a court efficiencies measure. Read more


(9/7/2017) Former CAOC President Brian Kabateck weighs in on Fox news about the Equifax data breach, which saw criminals gain access to the files of 143 million customers this past summer. READ HERE
(9/22/2017) Geoff Wells secures justice for the family of a 6-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left in a wheelchair after she was hit by a car at a school bus stop that was determined by a jury to be hazardous. READ HERE


Education & Events
Annual Convention
San Francisco
Nov 16-19
Hawaii Seminar
Maui, HI
Nov 25 - Dec 2

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  Sep/Oct 2017
  Vol. 47, No. 5