by Karen A. Feld on March 6, 2019
SB 126 was one of the fastest pieces of legislation to be signed by Governor Gavin Newsom – going through both houses in seven weeks. The new Education Code Section 47604.1 will require charter schools to follow the same state guidelines on public records Continue Reading
by Karen A. Feld on January 2, 2019
The Legislature enacted several laws that took effect on January 1, 2019. The following are some of the noteworthy new laws enacted.
by Karen A. Feld on August 15, 2018
Law Enforcement, Recent Court Decisions,
The California Supreme Court issued a very favorable ruling in favor of police agencies on August 13, 2018. In an unanimous opinion, the Court ruled that a police department that requires ALL of the officers to certify that they have read and understood Continue Reading
by Karen A. Feld on July 27, 2016
Governor Brown signed SB 1255 on July 25, 2016 which becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The law overturns a controversial decision by the California Supreme Court in 2015 which re-set the date of separation in family law.
Traditionally, when a marriage Continue Reading
by Karen A. Feld on July 4, 2016
SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation” and is perfectly named. The whole point of the lawsuit is to intimidate people into submission. The goal is not necessarily to win the case; it is to make life so difficult and expensive Continue Reading