Due to increasingly severe budget cuts, more and more state court systems have become dysfunctional in the last few years—Remapping Debate, Oct 3
Opinion: Riverside County: The state should stop depriving local courts, by Judge Elisabeth Sichel, Superior Court of Riverside County and a member of the Judicial Council, for The Press-Enterprise, Apr 29
Legislators Appeal to Governor: Fund the Courts May 5, 2014
A bipartisan group of state legislators has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to restore adequate funding to California's courts. Recorder article
Assembly letter | Senate letter
Chief Justice Hosts Summit to Discuss Budget Crisis
On July 27, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil Sakauye hosted a summit in her chambers attended by American Bar Association President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III and members of the State Bar.
Listen to ABA President Robinson's presentation to the Judicial Council later that morning on how the recession is impacting courts nation-wide.
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Letter to Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety—from Administrative Director of the Courts Steven Jahr Apr 9
Letter to the Governor—from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson,7th Assembly District Jan 10
Joint Letter: Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee and Court Executives Advisory Committee May 31
Trial Courts' Letter to the Governor and Legislature May 16
Judicial Council's Letter to the Governor and Legislature May 14
Appellate Courts' Joint Letter to the Governor and Legislature May 14
Just Build California: The California Courthouse Construction Coalition represents members of the design and construction industry.
Santa Clara County Bar Association Responds May 15
Department of Finance Letter to the Legislature May 14