Access to Justice

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

With California recovering from a historic recession, the fiscal implications have resulted in significant cuts to essential programs, including cuts to the Judicial branch. Diminished access to justice across the state has resulted in court closures, layoffs, reduced availability or elimination of self-help services, and other cost cutting measures that directly impact the ability of the courts to adequately serve the public. 

Please share your stories about how your access to the judicial system has diminished or been delayed due to budget cuts. I will compile them and share them with my colleagues in the Legislature as well as with Governor Brown and the legal community committed to preserving access to justice throughout the nation.


Submit your stories (* mandatory)

Please note: Your story is limited to 2500 words.

Press Conference 4-16-2012

Joint Legislative Hearing on Access to California Courts System