Over the past decade, California’s court system has faced a fiscal crisis as a result of state funding cuts being enacted by legislators as they attempt to reduce the state’s $16 billion deficit. Let’s look at some results of cutbacks in the LA Court System.
The huge Los Angeles County court system was among the biggest losers, with $100 million in state support for the courts cut from the budget. These funding cuts in the Los Angeles County court system are still impacting the way the court system does business.
Among the changes that impacted the public was the lay-off of 60 official court reporters, a budget-cutting decision that transferred the responsibility of providing court reporters in civil trials from the county to lawyers.