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Judicial council votes to continue monthly court closures

Original post made on Jan 26, 2010

Members of the state Judicial Council have voted to continue the budget-tightening measure of monthly court closures, saying there were no better options.

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Posted by bob123
a resident of another community
on Jan 26, 2010 at 8:12 am

While I disagree with the method I understand the JC needs to find ways to reduce costs. As a litigator--yes I admit I am a lawyer-- I know that this will slow the judical grind even more as there is no way to make up for a day lost in the system-- no clerks/judges/bailiffs will not work harder or faster-nor should they. The cases will just have to proceed a bit slower to conclusion--a side benefit may be more mediations for private mediators as an alternative in civil/family law matters.
The good thing is the courts can not decide to be open on Sat and pay employees overtime for coming in with the net result being a loss of the savings generated by being closed in the first place--i.e. DMV etc!!

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

This only benefits the lawyers who already charge way more than their value is worth! The longer the backlog the more they can and will bill you!

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Posted by sad daysfor CA
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

The court closure days are more of the same in that our legislators cannot come to agmt on how to make rational decisions about what should be funded vs. cut. Sadly the courts which offer (or attempt to) to keep the private sector and criminal justice system moving so we can get remedies to disputes, and keep dangerous people off the streets, etc, are going to be slowed down even further.

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