Calif. Budget Cuts Leave Attys To Grapple With Justice Delayed

Law360, San Diego (February 13, 2013, 11:15 PM EST) -- In the wake of severe budget cuts to the California trial court system, lawyers are seeing long delays in getting their clients’ motions heard and cases tried, and they worry more reductions could further erode access to justice, echoing concerns expressed by judges and court users at a state Assembly panel Tuesday.

Judges and groups, such as the Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Defense Counsel, told the California Assembly Judiciary Committee that the state courts are in dire need of more general funding. The...
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