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Fighting police brutality
in this time of crisis 

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Amid endless revelations of law enforcement abuse against people of color, SB 731 by Sen. Steven Bradford seeks to curb police brutality by allowing for the decertification of violence-prone officers fired for misconduct so they are not rehired by other departments and by bolstering the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act, which as been undercut by bad case law in the three decades since its legislative approval. Fact sheet  


June 30, 2020
CAOC backs bill to tame
police civil rights abuses

As nationwide protests continue over the killing of unarmed Black men by police, Sen. Steven Bradford introduces SB 731 to allow officer decertification and upgrade state's key civil rights law. Click here 

June 15, 2020
Senate approves bill to ease
COVID-19 courts backlog

SB 1146 by Sen. Tom Umberg and co-sponsored by CAOC will enshire use of web deposition and electronic service of process to help clear the backlog of cases expected to last long after the pandemic. Click here

June 11, 2020
Assembly OKs Amazon liability
fairness bill to protect consumers

AB 3262 by Asm. Mark Stone and co-sponsored by CAOC holds online marketplaces like Amazon to the same legal standard as the corner store when they sell dangerous products that injure or kill. Click here

(7/17/2020) Roger Booth is seeking justice in the torture and murder of an 8-year-old boy killed two years after social workers in Riverside County failed to investigate allegations of abuse by his father. READ HERE
Attorney Tony Piccuta(7/1/2020) Sophia Achermann represents patients at a Hayward nursing home plagued for years by elder abuse and other problems before a massive COVID-19 outbreak. READ HERE



The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the courts and the ability of lawyers to represent clients seeking justice has been undercut like never in our lifetimes. To assist our members and the general public, we've created a special webpage featuring resources to help navigate these daunting times. Access it by clicking here.  

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