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September 28, 2011

Daily Journal: Litigators take up the fight for state court funds

Daily Journal | Emily Green

Public Counsel has joined part of a major new effort to protect California courts from cuts that hurt the public. The Open Courts Coalition has brought together prominent litigators who are hoping to promote solutions to the budget crisis in state courts:

"The Legislature and the governor's office have to realize what cuts to the courts mean to real people," said Hernan Vera, with Public Counsel. "Often times the courts aren't in a position to tell that story. But we are... [It's about the importance] of the judicial system as it relates to our democracy."

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