(November 11, 2011) Four hearings are being held across California to demonstrate the fundamental role of both the courts and legal assistance in society and explore the devastating effects, especially for low-income Californians, of chronic underfunding and recent budget cuts.
The hearings are co-sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Commission on Access to Justice, and the State Bar of California.
For more information on the upcoming hearings, including related articles, or to RSVP, please visit www.californiahearings.org.
Allan Zaremberg, CalChamber president and CEO, will be in attendance at the November 15 hearing, which will focus on the impact of funding cuts on the efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars and protection of rights and equal treatment under the law.
Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president and general counsel, will be a panelist at the November 30 event, which will focus on the impact of funding cuts on the work of businesses, professionals and foundations.
The hearings on California’s civil justice crisis will be held at the following locations:
Sacramento: November 15, 12:30 p.m.
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
San Francisco: November 30, 1 p.m.
Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94012
Los Angeles: December 2, 1 p.m.
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Irvine: December 7, 1 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law
401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92617