SB 741, Discovery, and the DVPA

January 18, 2024

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This program will discuss the history, purpose, and application of 2023's SB 741, which goes into effect January 1, 2024, and which codifies limitations on the use of discovery in DVPA proceedings, in new Family Code section 6309:

This program is co-presented by Senator Dave Min (SB 741 author), Judge Lawrence Riff (LA Superior Court, former supervising judge of Family Law Division), Professor Jane Stoever (UCI DV Clinic; UCI Initiative to End Family Violence), and Cory Hernandez (Family Violence Appellate Project). The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence sponsored SB 741. J. Riff and Cory are members of the Judicial Council Family & Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, and provided feedback on SB 741.

This program is co-sponsored by the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, the Family Violence Appellate Project, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. This program is provided for free. 1 hour of general MCLE available for CA attorneys. Email with any questions. A recording of the program, and a copy of the slides, will be provided to those who register, and made available on FVAP's website (

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