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Los Angeles County courts reduced by budget cuts

June 20, 2012

Several news sources reported on the California budget cutbacks that will close 11 Los Angeles County courtrooms, lay off 157 court employees, and move hundreds of others to lower-level positions, part-time work, or new jobs because their old ones have been eliminated. As part of the plan, court reporters will no longer be made available for civil trials and will need to be provided by the attorneys if they want one. The cutbacks are the result of a state mandate requiring the California judiciary to reduce annual spending by an additional $30 million.