Calif. Courts Short By Hundreds Of Judges, Study Says

Law360, San Diego (October 23, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The Administrative Office of the Courts, which oversees California’s trial courts, issued a study Friday that said hundreds of judicial officers are still needed to stay on top of the litigation workload in the state.

The AOC said the state courts are short 264 judicial officers, and the needs are greatest in courts in the Inland Empire and Central Valley, where historic underfunding and a spike in population growth have outpaced judicial resources.

The Judicial Council, the administrative rulemaking body of the state trial court system,...
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