• 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

Bobby Kennedy Jr., Bryan Stevenson
to headline CAOC Convention


Bobby Kennedy Jr. and social justice attorney Bryan Stevenson will be headlining the upcoming CAOC Convention as keynote speakers. Kennedy, the son of former U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John Kennedy, is an author, environmental activist and, until 2017, served three decades as senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is an emeritus professor at Pace University School of Law, board president of Waterkeeper Alliance and chairman of the World Mercury Project. Stevenson is founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Just Mercy," which chronicles his efforts to free innocent people on death row and is the subject of an upcoming movie.


September 30, 2018
Gov. Brown signs bill to
end s
ecret settlements
SB 820, co-sponsored by CAOC, was spawned by the #MeToo movement to protect victims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace by targeting secret settlements that allow predators to keep offending. Read more

September 30, 2018
Bills to help sexual assault,
harassment victims vetoed

The #MeToo-inspired bills vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown included one that would have kept California workers from being forced into arbitration to resolve claims involving workplace sexual assault and harassment. Read more

September 19, 2018
Bill OK'ed requiring doctors
on probation to alert patients 

Governor signs SB 1448 by Sen. Jerry Hill and backed by CAOC to lift the veil of secrecy that has put patients at risk. It requires doctors place on probation for serious offenses like sexual misconduct, drug abuse or criminal acts to alert their patients. Read more

(10/1/2018) Joe Cotchett helps protect California beach access as the U.S. Supreme Court turns down a billionaire landowner's attempt to bar the public. READ HERE  
(10/16/2018) Mary Alexander is among a team of consumer attorneys who fought a successful two-decade battle to hold the lead paint industry accountable for poisoning thousands of children. READ HERE  


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  Sep/Oct 2018
  Vol. 48, No. 5