Wednesday, July 13, 2011

These Are Trying Times for CA Trial Courts: $1.8 Billion Budget Cut in 2012 and $1.2 Billion Cut in 2013: The Statewide "Court Case Management System" Computerization Project is "On Hold.".

Judges, especially the presiding judges of individual county courts, are scrambling:  Where will the mandated cuts be made?  Litigants can be justifiably concerned:  reduced staff means a backlog of cases being processed, which means fewer courtroom hours are available for the competing cases that are presented for trial.  Civil cases in particular will be pushed back as criminal cases take precedence.  

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