Just read the scary press release on California’s Judicial Council decision to stop their planned new case management system. No budget means no new system – I can understand that, and look disapprovingly at what passes for a legislature in modern California. The courts are tied to the same process that funds education, and being married to a teacher I understand the stresses there too. I’ve no illusions that any aspect of state-funded government in California is in any better shape these days. It does leave open the question though of what the courts are going to do without their precious new case management system. My unfortunate experience is that San Diego County courts are already in the position where documents regularly don’t make it to the correct files,.
Besides talk of salvaging bits of a system that they can no longer afford to buy, it would be nice to hear if someone has some kind of plans to get the administrative side of the state courts actually functioning again, even if it has to be with paper files and the suction tubes running documents around the building.