In California's budget crisis, the nation's largest state judiciary will be hit by severe budget shortages that may prompt shortened court hours, furloughed employees, loss of 50 new judgeships and less money for state-funded lawyers. The state's trial courts will face nearly $250 million in cuts from spending based on reduced allocations for lawyers appointed to represent dependent children, less money to cover increased pay and health expenses, higher rents and increased costs for security officers.
Calif. Courts May Be in for Shortened Hours, Furloughs
The National Law Journal
February 26, 2009