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Setting up the courts for an AOC takeover?

November 29, 2012

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It appears that more than a few courts out there fear an AOC takeover of their management. With reserves dwindling down to a mere 1%, that equates to a 1% margin of error in budgeting. By any stretch when you’re dealing with an annual budget of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, a 1% […]

L.A. to close 10 courthouses in the next 8 mos

November 15, 2012

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Yesterday we heard that Los Angeles, the largest municipal court system in the world will shutter all courtrooms in 10 courthouses. While the press releases and news articles are unclear about how many jobs will be erased, people are telling us numbers that extend from somewhere short of 300 to 800 or more jobs in […]

The long-awaited SEC (Strategic Evaluation Committee) report is released

May 26, 2012

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We’re guessing that the SEC report was intentionally released on a Friday before a long holiday weekend as to blunt the response. JCW’s own analysts will be reviewing the SEC report over the long holiday weekend and will be updating this thread periodically section by section. Additionally, we wish to supplement our own analysis with […]

A day of reckoning for the courts

May 15, 2012

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May 14, 2012 Dear Members and Others: What we have predicted has come to pass.  Today the Governor released his “May Revise” budget.  In addition to the permanent reduction originally proposed of $350 million (part of an ongoing $653 million reduction), the new proposal provides for an additional reduction of $540 million, mitigated by a transfer of […]

San Joaquin Courts = Chopped Liver ? Fridays JC Meeting

September 6, 2011

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Good Morning California, This Friday, the Judicial Council is holding a meeting currently consisting of only two agenda items. Item one relates to providing more economic aid to San Francisco courts and item two has to do with the AOC hiring two consulting firms to bless their processes. One consulting firm report will address the […]

34 Days – Sacrificing the credibility of a whole organization over a few bad apples

August 13, 2011

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We at Judicial Council Watcher are elated to hear that 25 layoff notices have been rescinded but 25 is not enough. Anyone with any current experience waiting at the counters of San Francisco Courts knows that the windows now are plentiful, yet the clerks to man them are in short supply. This situation will only […]