Judicial Council Urges Legislation Codifying Remote Court Proceedings

a gavel on a laptop indicating remote divorce proceedings
Celebrity divorce lawyer Christopher C. Melcher of top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP, comments on the judicial council urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign Senate Bill 241 to legalize remote technology in civil proceedings.

[Source: Southern California Record]

News Article Title: Judicial Council urges Gov. Newsom to sign legislation codifying remote court proceedings

Date of Publication: 9/27/21

Area of Law Expertise: Procedure

Description: Juliette Fairley interviewed one of California’s best divorce attorneys, Christopher C. Melcher, regarding the judicial council urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign Senate Bill 241 to legalize remote technology in civil proceedings.

“Both houses, the Senate and Assembly, have approved this and now it goes up to the governor,” said top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher. “The one thing that is a bit of an issue is what we call appropriations, which is where is the money going to come from? This is always a problem with legislation is that we have great ideas and we want these state agencies or courts to implement them but there has to be funding attached with that.”

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