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Budget cuts force SF courts to trim some services

July 05, 2017 | NewsLinks
San Francisco Superior Court, faced with a deficit of nearly $5.3 million, says it will close its clerks’ offices at 1 p.m. on Fridays and require court staff to take Fridays off on a rotating basis, without pay.

Judges want judge to enforce judge pay ruling

June 22, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Declaring that, "The state of California refuses to comply with the law," attorneys for a class of 3,400 active and retired California bench officers have demanded a trial judge enforce an order that the state pay $36 million plus interest stemming from non-payments during the height of the fiscal crisis.

Modest Gains for Judicial Branch in New California Budget

June 16, 2017 | NewsLinks
California’s trial courts will see no new funding from the $125 billion budget the Legislature passed Thursday, but with an added $22 million for dependency counsel and the promise to backfill revenue losses from Governor Jerry Brown’s driver’s license initiative, the judiciary could have made out a lot worse.

State budget deal includes more money for dependency counsel, legal aid

June 14, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The budget deal keeps several items passed late last week by the Legislature's Budget Conference Committee. These include $22 million in new money for dependency counsel representation for minors, and $10 million a year for two years to finance legal aid.
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