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Attorneys, Bar Associations, Judges, Politicians, Labor Leaders Come Together to Rally for Court Funding


On April 18, nearly 600 lawyers, legal professionals, students, union members, business leaders, and members of the public came together for the Stand Up For Justice rally for adequate court funding on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. The attendees were joined by approximately 30 judges from the San Francisco Superior Court, who stood with the speakers during the event.

April 18 Court Rally

The rally was organized by BASF and included California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who provided the keynote speech and was followed by a host of dignitaries, including Consumer Attorneys of California President Niall McCarthy, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Board of Super-visors President David Chiu, Retired Judge Carlos Moreno, and more. For a complete list of speakers, visit

The speakers discussed the devastating impacts of court cuts on people in connection with housing, family law, and domestic violence matters. Several also highlighted the significant connection between a functioning civil justice system and public safety, and the need for open courts to ensure that California’s economy gets and stays on track.

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