California Elkins Family Law Task Force Meets April 6

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The “Elkins Task Force” has been set up to help correct problems in the family law courts in California.

The next Elkins Family Law Task Force meeting is on Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Judicial Council Conference Center of the Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco. It is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at:

Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue
Milton Marks Auditorium, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94102

Directions to the site can be viewed by clicking here.

Please go to the web site for more information on how to participate :

Please complete the April 6, 2009 public meeting survey form if you would like to give input during the April 6 meeting.

The Elkins Family Law Task Force is responsible for making recommendations to the Judicial Council of California to improve processes and procedures in family courts. It will be most helpful for your input to address the specific improvements you think are needed. Please keep in mind that the Task Force needs to hear about systemic issues, not the details of a particular case. The Task Force cannot hear comments on specific cases so please do not include your court case number, court department, names of any parties, attorneys, court staff, judicial officers, mediators, or any individual names or references to the specifics in your case.

Send email [email protected] for more information.

A future meeting will be at the same location on May 12-13, 2009.

Public input testimony will be limited to approximately 5 to 7 minutes per speaker.

If you would like to provide input to the task force outside of these meetings, please click here.

More detailed information on it can be found at the Elkins Task Force Web Site.

If you are interested in providing public comment, please consider the following methods:

  1. e-mail or send your written suggestion or comments at any time to [email protected], OR

  2. fill out the Public Input Survey web form, OR

  3. e-mail or send your written comments on recommendations posted under Invitation to Comment related to the Elkins Family Law Task Force at: that will be circulated for public comment in the latter part of 2009, OR

  4. comment in person at public hearings to be scheduled in the latter part of 2009 to provide feedback on proposed recommendations, OR

  5. comment in person at task force meetings as time permits, where members of the public may present their suggestions to the Task Force. Please feel free to e-mail, send, or fax your written statement in advance. You may not discuss or request comment on specific cases or any individual.

Further Reading

Elkins Family Law Task Force April 6, 2009 Meeting Flyer

Elkins Task Force FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

New Statewide Task Force Appointed to Improve Fairness, Efficiency in California Family Law Cases

Family Law Task Force getting flak for recruitment, ‘insider’ panelists

Letter to the Editor regarding Elkins Task Force

Children’s Rights Council San Diego letter to Elkins Task Force

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