The California state court system, the largest in the world, serves 38 million people and is struggling to do so in a manner that is fair and just.
In the last five years, the California judicial branch has been cut $1 billion. Over that same period, General Fund support of the court system has been reduced by nearly 65 percent.
Dec 1, 2013 The Children Left Behind —California Lawyer Magazine Behind the closed doors of California's dependency courts, funding cutbakcs make sad situations even worse.
Oct 25, 2013 Marin court employees, raiseless for five years, rally for better pay —Marin Independent Journal Kim Turner, the court's chief executive officer, said it would not be prudent to commit to ongoing wage and benefit increases that will be unsustainable in next few years. She said the real answer is for Sacramento to invest more in a judiciary that is about $1 billion underfunded.
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Sept 3, 2013 Opinion: Dear Governor Brown— California Lawyer Magazine "I trust you had a great summer. You should - you're on a roll! Last November, contrary to the expectations of many skeptics, California voters adopted, by a nearly 11-point margin, your Proposition 30 to increase tax rates, mostly on the wealthy."