Tell the Legislature

Abuse of the civil harassment laws is pervasive across California.  Correction of the problem statewide requires a change in the law.  To do that we will need to show that the problem affects many Californians every year.

We are interested in your story and your restraining order and would be grateful to receive a copy of it (you may delete any personal references on the form). We are compiling data to demonstrate that the Legislature's intent is not being followed by the trial courts. Examples include deletions from the restraining order forms approved by the California Judicial Council, such as the striking by the judge or commissioner of the mandatory firearms prohibition and the personal conduct and stay away orders, or the addition of "other orders" that limit your constitutional rights of free speech and petition or your real property rights.


In addition to these sponsored bills, the Judicial Council took positions of support or opposition 

on an additional 27 bills in 2009, including supporting:   


AB 590 (Feuer), which creates a pilot project to provide legal representation to indigent 

litigants in specified civil case types including domestic violence, civil harassment, 

probate conservatorship, elder abuse, child custody matters in which one parent is 

seeking sole legal or physical custody, and housing-related cases, beginning July 2011, 

with the revenue from recently enacted increases to a number of miscellaneous civil court 

fees. The project and funding sunset June 30, 2017. The Judicial Council is responsible 

for selecting and awarding the funds to the selected pilots


Nothing contained herein is tendered as nor should it be considered as legal advice.  What is legal is not necessarily justice.  Almost all of reality is non-"published", ergo, what is legally affirmed is always a retarded misrepresentation of reality.   Use at your own risk!