Los Angeles County courts reduced by budget cuts
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.
- Washington Post: Los Angeles County courts implement layoffs, work reductions affecting 431 staff members
- NBC Los Angeles: Los Angeles Superior Court Budget Cuts Affect 431 Employees
- ABC7 Los Angeles: Los Angeles County courts face layoffs amid plunging budget
- CBS News Money Watch: LA County courts prepare for widespread layoffs
- Fox News Los Angeles: Massive Los Angeles County court layoffs set to begin