Courtwatching in California

From the Center for Judicial Excellence:

 

COURTWATCH
MARIN COUNTY COURTWATCH
WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Assawasuksant v. Heierle
WHEN:Thursday, June 10th at  9:00 AM
WHERE:Marin County Superior Court – Courtroom K, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael 94903 WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Zucconi v. Zucconi
WHEN: Thursday, June 10th at 2:00pm & Friday, June 18th at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Marin County Superior Court – Courtroom K, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael 94903

NAPA COUNTY COURTWATCH
WHAT:Family Court Custody Hearing – Barnett v. Heflebower
WHEN: Tuesday, June 8th at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Napa County Superior Court: Courtroom N
820 Brown Street, Napa 94558

SONOMA COUNTY COURTWATCH

WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Kuhlman v. Tjoelker
WHEN: Thursday, June 17th at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Santa Rosa Family Law Courts at Empire College (law school), Courtroom 22, 3055 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa 95403

SACRAMENTO COUNTY COURTWATCH

WHAT: Family Court Trial – Tessema v. Begashaw
WHEN: Thursday, June 10th & Friday, June 11th at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Dept. 123, Ridgeway Family Relations Court, 3341 Power Inn Road 95826

 

WHERE:Dept. 104, Ridgeway Family Relations Court, 3341 Power Inn Road 95826
WHEN: Thursday, June 10th at 1:00 PM
WHAT: Family Court Hearing – Karres v. Rapton

*Please note that we cannot guarantee attendance as Courtwatch is a volunteer program. However, as a means of increasing turnout, you can feel free to forward the eblast to anyone on your personal contact list that may be interested in attending.

Check the CJE website often for breaking news & action opportunities. We’ll be posting updates on CJE’s other legislative priorities & related hearings soon!

For more information, contact CJE at 415-256-9606, or at info@centerforjudicialexcellence.org
   

Together, we can rebuild public trust in our courts, reinforcing the judiciary as a well-managed model of integrity, justice and equality.
   

Capitol Weekly: Parental Alienation must be excluded from all custody hearings

Lots of healthy discussion about what is and isn’t a “mental disorder” follows the article in Capitol Weekly, however the first comment from “Teenwolfe” sums it all up in a nutshell – no pun intended! 

Now, if we could just develop a protocol for all family courts to be able to tell the difference between parroting, malice and genuine fear… 

 Estrangement does not equal parental alienation!

This is a primary educational message that needs to be disseminated and understood by the courts and custody evaluators.

A child can become estranged from a parent for legitimate reasons.

In contrast, there is no legitimate reason to explain a child’s alienation from a formerly loved target parent.

Courts need a concrete means of differentiating an alienating parent’s lies from a caring parent’s legitimate need to protect their children from abuse.

Capitol Weekly: Parental Alienation must be excluded from all custody hearings.

California AB 2475 Judiciary Committee Hearing

More great legislative work in California. This is from the Center for Judicial Excellence website. Fast forward to 50:35 on the video… 

AB 2475 Hearing
  Click here to view footage of the May 4th CA Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing featuring testimony about AB 2475:https://www.calchannel.com/channel/viewvideo/1338
(scroll forward to 50:35 on the video)

Thanks to everyone who turned out in Sacramento to keep this bill alive!