LA To Cut More Than 500 Court Positions In Consolidation Plan

Law360, San Diego (March 4, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- A month after announcing California’s budget proposal would force it to proceed with courthouse closures and the consolidation of services, the Los Angeles Superior Court revealed Friday it was planning to trim 511 positions to implement the changes.

Presiding Judge David Wesley said in a staff email that the court’s plan to shutter 10 courthouses, consolidate case types and end some programs would also call for the elimination of the 511 positions — moves that would save the court $56 million.

“Those savings come at a...
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