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New Statewide Elkins Family Law Task Force

Monday, June 09, 2008

On 5/29/08, Administrative Office of the Courts announced appointment of members to Elkins Family Law Task Force, new statewide panel that will "conduct a comprehensive review of family law proceedings and recommend changes to increase access to justice, ensure due process, and provide for more effective and consistent rules, policies, and procedures." Task force was appointed in response to Elkins v. Superior Court (Elkins) (2007) 41 Cal.4th 1337, 2007 CFLR 10697, 2007 FA 1304, in which CASCT held, among other things, that disso trials should be conducted under same general rules of procedure as other civil trials.

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