Calif. Court Agency To Shrink Workforce Amid Budget Cuts

Law360, San Diego (May 18, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT) -- Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed slashing the California judicial branch’s budget by $544 million, the interim state courts director revealed Thursday that previous budget reductions had taken a toll on the Administrative Office of the Courts, forcing it to eliminate about 180 employees by next month.

Jody Patel, the interim administrative director of the courts of California, told the Judicial Council during an emergency meeting held to review the governor’s revised budget released Monday that the AOC plans to shrink its staff by the...
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