New year, new laws

New year, new laws

California government passed several hundred new laws in 2017, many that will take effect on January 1, 2018.  Here is the 2017 Summary of Court–Related Legislation with brief descriptions of new laws, arranged according to subject matter, that affect the courts or that are of general interest to the judicial branch. The summary includes a statement for each new or amended statute that is determined to impact court operations and procedures, as well as a table summarizing new laws that create or expand crimes.

Important key statutory changes also affect California business lawyers and here are overviews of several new laws for your employment law, real property, family law or civil litigation practice.