Defense against false civil harassment allegations

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Julie Ward Azbill,  San Francisco


Gun violence restraining orders patterned after 527.6

REVISION OF 527.6 laws


Wisconsin Commissioner FIRED

Congresswoman Hahn Introduces New Legislation to Protect Victims of Stalking from Gun Violence

Contact: Breelyn Pete (202) 225-8220

"The legal trade, in short, is nothing but a high-class racket."

from "Woe Unto You, Lawyers", 1939, by Fred Rodell,

Professor of Law for over forty years, Yale Law School. strives to be a vehicle for reform of civil harassment law and practice.  We believe in the noble original intent of the law and proper use for such procedures, but we also know the law is widely abused by parties, attorneys, and courts to the sometimes fatal detriment of those at true substantial risk of serious harm. is the locus of information about the subject and enjoys champion citizens and attorneys nationwide.

California Civil Code of Procedure section 527.6 was designed to help prevent future great harm from physical attack by unstable and even psychotic persons.  Later, substantial emotional abuse by extreme even bizarre cases of unwanted contact was added to its scope.  By far it served good pubic policy goals well.

(Special Note about the integrity of this site.)

Unfortunately, such cases of true danger now compete with non-dangerous cases that judges themselves call "adults acting like children", or, "tit for tat" between neighbors.  The legislature and people of California never authorized courts and judges to replace neighborhood block captains, priests, or other community leaders who could help mediate disputes. But for some reason, judges are seduced into roles that often mimic recess monitors while other victims die from lack of proper attention to serious threats.  It is a public policy disaster screaming for reform and reform of the civil harassment laws is the long term strategic goal of is also a tactical resource for defendants facing abusive civil harassment restraining orders. Started in August 2009 by defendants to help defendants.  Oriented around California law.  Did you just get a phone call that someone is trying to get a civil harassment restraining order against you? You are in the right place.

We also lobby elected officials to reform the law.  Please tell us your story.

To Do Immediately ( not legal advice )

Case Law Citations

Points and Authorities - in particular for property disputes

Abuse of System

527.6 Harassment Legal Definition in California, amended by AB 1596 — 2009-2010 Legislature

History - related to stalking - actress Rebecca Schaeffer, overview, DOJ,

suggested notorious Orange County Judge John M. Watson, State Senator Ed Royce

Characteristics of False Stalking Reports, amended by 

AB 1596 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Cases - Suspected Abuse of 527.6

Joshua Tree Superior Court:





Fresno Superior Court:

Case 06CECG00303  City of Reedley vs. Bernabe Santillan

Fresno Superior Court - city abused 527.6 with an attempt to stop

photography of police. Santillan filed an anti-SLAPP suit and won

a substantial financial settlement.

Attorneys Specializing in Defense of Civil Harassment allegations receives no compensation for relaying requests for service to attorneys who have specialized knowledge of California civil harassment law.  Few attorneys have specific knowledge of civil harassment law, a dedication to stopping abuse of 527.6, integrity, and do a better job defending people than they do documenting 20 second phone calls as 1/10th of a billable $450 per hour consultations.  No attorney-client relationship is created by communication with or use of, but we do relay requests for paid attorney services to attorneys interested in such work.  Use the "Lobby to Reform" form in  the sidebar. Services for attorneys - document preparation, etc.

Informative Sources

Photographers Guide to Privacy including the related link at the bottom of that item. They don’t pertain strictly to the case you describe below, however. See also

California First Amendment Coalition

The First Amendment Project

ACLU - there is little hope that the Southern California chapter will respond to new issues that they are not already pursuing.  As with the phone company they attempt to push all transactions to the website. However, they do not acknowledge receipt of information via their  "legal intake" form.  It is extremely difficult to get them to speak on the phone.  I can not be sure of the reasons, but it appears they are just completely overloaded with cases and are following agendas established long ago.

Street Photography Rights

Legislative and Legal Reform

527.6 law must be reformed to stop judicial abuse.  Proposals to revise the law will eventually be reviewed by the following committees.

CA Senate Judiciary Committee, for Civil Code 527.6 reform, 916 651-4113

CA Senate Public Safety Committee, for Penal Code 646.9 Stalking, (916) 651-4118

California Law Revision Commission, studies the law in order to discover defects and anachronisms and recommends legislation to make needed reforms.

CA Assembly Committee on Judiciary (916) 319-2334

All members of Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee of California Judicial Council CRC Rule 10.41

2006 Revision by  Assembly Bill No. 2695

Legal Reform Now - all sorts of information about making a better legal system.

Judges - Reviews and Profiles

Real People describe Judges

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