Courthouse Budget Cuts Spell Headaches For LA Attorneys

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- Litigators throughout Southern California have been progressively feeling the pinch of statewide, court-related budget cuts. For the past several years, California courts have taken a beating, with the negative effects of budget cuts on the court system regularly making news.

A month does not go by without hearing about the millions of dollars being cut, the thousands of court-staff layoffs, and the dozens of courtroom closures. And with the most recent changes to the Los Angeles County courts in 2013, those numbers are now hitting home with practical consequences.

Without any improvement in sight, the new normal spells higher costs and...

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