News Release

For Immediate Release

CCCBA Joins Effort to Support Funding the Courts

Adequate court funding is essential because courts exist to serve the public and support democracy. Year after year, however, budget cuts force our courts to do more with less, threaten to close courthouse doors and put our most fundamental rights at risk. The Contra Costa County Bar Association is pleased to announce that it is joining the effort to support funding the courts.

MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA, March 15, 2012 — "No Courts, No Justice - No Justice, No Freedom". This has been the rallying cry of hundreds of court supporters at rallies throughout the state. Echoing the 2012 theme of the American Bar Association's Law Day - No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom - these rallies are a sign of the growing support for California's courts, as ongoing budget cuts threaten one of the public's most fundamental rights: access to justice.

The Contra Costa County Bar Association is pleased to announce that it will join the effort to support adequate court funding by co-sponsoring the "Stand up for Justice" rally on April 18, 2012 in San Francisco. State Attorney Kamala Harris, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Bay Area Legal Aid Executive Director Ramon Arias, and many other speakers will join the rally, organized by the Bar Association of San Francisco and co-sponsored by numerous Bar Associations throughout the state.

Photos from the rally to support funding the courts - more photos can be found on our Facebook page.

CCCBA representatives at the Stand up for Justice rally on 4/18/2012

Kamala Harris at the Stand up for Justice rally



Open Courts Coalition: Stand Up For Justice video presentation

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For more information, please contact Lisa Reep, Executive Director at the Contra Costa County Bar Association at lgreep@cccba.org or (925) 288-2555.

The Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering support in matters of the law, the legal community and the judicial system. Trusted since 1934, the CCCBA serves thousands of legal professionals and members of the community each year.

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