Category Archives: Budget Issues

Calculating Broad Economic Jobs and Tax Impact of Court Cuts — Bloomberg Businessweek Cites Los Angeles Study — Methodology, National Court Funding Campaign

Bloomberg Businessweek has a useful story on the impact of court cuts on the overall economy.  As well as quoting Steve Zack (ABA President), David Boies (Prop 8, Microsoft and Bush Gore litigator) and David Udell (National Center for Access … Continue reading

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Leadership — Telling Bad News

The Albany Times Union’s Capital Connection Blog has posted NY Chief Judge Lippman’s video to the court staff on the impact of the 6% cuts imposed in the recently finalized state budget. It’s really a model in terms of the … Continue reading

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Quick Budget Update — 2011 Continuing Resolution Detail

Here is a quick access to justice update (to the best of my understanding) of the implications in the Continuing Resolution agreed to by the President and House and Senate leadership.  It has not yet been passed in either chamber. … Continue reading

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NewsMaker Interview: CJ Lippman on New York Foreclosure Settlement Representation Project

This blog is proud to present our second NewsMaker Interview, which is with Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of New York.  It focuses on the recently announced Foreclosure Settlement Representation Project.  C.J. Lippman has long been a national leader in access … Continue reading

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UK Considers Possible Negative Impact on Court Operations of Legal Aid Cuts. Discussion of “Polluter Pays”

As you may know, UK legal aid is facing massive budget cuts.  Since even the civil system is an entitlement one (in dramatic contrast to the US), the means the new government (Conservative and Liberal Democratic, both took more than … Continue reading

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