It's that time of year again: The nation's federal courts are bracing for a potential budget crisis. Judges warn that, if the picture doesn't improve when the new federal fiscal year kicks in Oct. 1, lawyers may experience slower service, and perhaps suspension of jury trials if courts run out of money for jurors. Federal courts across the country are already cutting hours, laying off employees, and having workers use furlough days.
Federal Courts Brace for a Budget Crisis
The National Law Journal
May 14, 2004