Chau Bill To Ensure Equal Access To Justice Clears Senate

Sacramento – Today, the Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1127 authored by assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park). The bill seeks to provide greater language access in our court system by establishing a working group tasked with advising the Judicial Council in the development of a comprehensive statewide Language Access Plan. The working group would also oversee the implementation of a three year pilot project in three courts to provide interpreters in all civil proceedings.

California Bill Makes It Easier to File a Financial Elder Abuse Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA: Victims of financial elder abuse in California may find it easier to file an elderly financial abuse lawsuit now that Assembly Bill 381 has been passed. The bill gives victims of financial elderly abuse by those who have power of attorney the ability to recover attorney’s fees and costs if they are successful in their lawsuit.

Chau Bills Pass Key Fiscal Committee

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Alhambra). The bills include efforts to provide greater language access in our court system, to ensure that seniors are protected from financial elder abuse, and to prioritize funding for supportive housing and programs.

Governor Signs Chau Legislation to Strengthen Elder Abuse Protections

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 381, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will strengthen California’s elder financial abuse laws. AB 381 would allow the courts to award attorney’s costs and fees to seniors who fall victim to someone using a power of attorney in bad faith to commit elder financial abuse.