Welcome to the Committee on Judiciary

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code (excluding criminal procedure).

The Judiciary Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 104 and the phone number is (916) 319-2334.

Assembly Member Brian Maienschein

Assembly Member Brian Maienschein,
Chair of the Judiciary Committee

Assembly Member Bill Essayli, Vice Chair

Assembly Member Bill Essayli,
Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee

Position letters are due 7 calendar days prior to hearing. For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
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Important COVID-19 Information

We encourage the public to provide written testimony before the hearing by visiting https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The hearing room will be open to the public for attendance of hearings. The public can also participate via the web portal and watch the hearing from its live stream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.

The committee allows for two (2) main witnesses in support and two (2) main witnesses in opposition for each bill at our hearings. The Committee is not involved in the process of planning which witnesses will testify at the hearing. Main support witnesses of a bill who wish to testify at the hearing should contact the author’s office in order to coordinate their testimony. Main opposition witnesses of a bill may wish to coordinate and designate their two witnesses for testimony for the hearing. Please note that each main witness testifying on a bill will have approximately two (2) minutes to give their testimony in the hearing room. All other witnesses may note their name and organization. There will be no phone testimony.

Any member of the public attending a hearing in the Capitol or 1021 O Street (Swing Space) is encouraged to wear a mask at all times while in the building. We encourage the public to monitor the committee’s website for updates.

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Contact Information

Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N Street, Room 104
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.319.2334 phone
916.319.2188 fax
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