• We stand for you.

  • We stand for justice.

  • 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

Seniors, workers and patients
on CAOC’s legislative agenda



Ten bills will be priorities for CAOC at the State Capitol this year, while restoring adequate funding to California’s courts remains a high priority. Among the measures on the priority list for 2015 is a bill protecting workers rights, legislation to stem prescription drug abuse and deaths, elder care protections, improved court efficiencies and safeguards against uninsured drivers. Read More




January 30, 2015
Driver death rate drops;
litigation spurs improvements

A new study shows a dramatic decline in the death rate of drivers, and the civil justice system has played an important role in spurring safety improvements Read more

January 09, 2015
Good news for courts
in proposed state budget

But hard work remains to restore access to justice for California consumers after more than $1 billion in cuts since the start of the Great Recession. Read More

November 21, 2014
Jury’s verdict not last word
on punitive damages

A $185 million verdict in San Diego draws attention to outrageous employment discrimination, but juries don’t get the final say. Read More

(04/06/2015) CAOC member Bob Allard secures settlement in the controversial case involving Audrie Pott (left), the 15-year-old Saratoga High School student who committed suicide after three boys sexually assaulted her and spread rumors and photos of her around campus. Audrie's death drew national attention about the dangers of teenage drinking and sexual assault in the camera-centric digital age. READ HERE
Education & Events
Palm Springs Seminar
Rancho Mirage
May 1-3
Justice Day
May 12


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  Mar/Apr 2015
  Vol. 45, No. 2