This year, we have a new state holiday established by Assembly Bill No. 1973. The Act requires the Governor to proclaim the fourth Friday in September to be Native American Day!

Julie Goren, author of Litigation by the Numbers wrote an excellent analysis of how this new law might impact the practice of law in California. According to Julie Goren, due to the provisions of CCP §135, the Legislature unintentionally created a new judicial holiday, requiring the courts to close on Native American Day. This will effect filing deadlines unless the Legislature changes the new law.