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.

Please see information and resources below regarding access to justice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis:

  • Court users should check with their local courts or court websites for updates on how a court is responding to the crisis.  Here are the links to local court websites.
  • Information about court closures and emergency orders is available on the California Courts website here.


Assembly Member Mark Stone

Assembly Member Mark Stone,
Chair of the Judiciary Committee

Assembly Member James Gallagher, Vice Chair

Assembly Member James Gallagher,
Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee

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Important COVID-19 Information

At the committee hearing, two main witnesses will be permitted to testify in support of each bill and two main witnesses may testify in opposition. All additional witnesses may state their name, affiliation, and whether they are in support of, or opposed to, the bill being presented. Bill authors will identify their main support witnesses. If you are interested in being one of the main witnesses who provides a statement in support of a bill, please contact the author’s office. If you are interested in being one of the main witnesses who provides a statement in opposition to a bill, please coordinate with other witnesses who may wish to testify and submit witness information to the committee. All information about main support and opposition witnesses must be submitted to the committee by 10 a.m. Friday prior to the hearing by sending an email to grant.silva@asm.ca.gov. In order to be chosen as a main witness, you must have submitted a letter in support of, or in opposition to, the bill by the committee’s deadline (COB on Tuesday prior to the hearing). In addition, the author or main opposition witnesses should notify the committee how each witness plans to testify – whether (1) in-person in the hearing room (masks are required); (2) Remote Testimony Station - State Capitol Park, North Steps; (3) or by telephone. Support and opposition witnesses other than main witnesses will also have the options to testify by telephone, Remote Testimony Station, or in-person in the hearing room (masks are required).

All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents. Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

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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
Members & Staff

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