The governor announced another round of budget cuts and that's got
me thinking about how much longer good people who were hurt in accidents
that weren't their fault will have to wait for justice. Unfortunately,
they may be waiting even longer.
The budget cuts have closed courtrooms across the state -- even entire
courthouses in some parts of the state. Also, the courts have slashed
the number of support employees. The clerks who maintain the court calendar
and the court reporters are essential to obtaining justice because they
are the gears that keep the courts running and doing their jobs.
Maybe the doom and gloom projections are worse than the reality, but the
jury's stil out on that question. In the meantime, the best I can
do is prepare for trial and maintain a level of preparedness that will
enable me to effetively tell my client's story to a jury -- whenever
that chance comes.
I recently blogged about
expedited jury trial. If you're concerned that your case is not getting to trial fast enough,
you should consider reading about an expedited jury trial.