Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join Us
Site Search
Legal Flash
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   

 

View all (731) posts »
 

Audit finds $30 million in 'questionable' court spending and salaries

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 08, 2015

California's court leaders spent $30 million over four years on "questionable" expenses and salaries, leaving less money for cash-strapped trial courts, a state audit said Wednesday.

The audit, ordered by the Legislature, called on the court's statewide leadership to more closely supervise the hundreds of employees that administer the court system. The Judicial Council, the policymaking arm of the courts, oversees what until this year was called the Administrative Office of the Courts, or the AOC.

"This report concludes that questionable fiscal and operational decisions by the Judicial Council and the AOC have limited funds available to the courts," State Auditor Elaine M. Howle wrote in a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers who requested the review.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who heads the Judicial Council and appoints most of its members, established a group Wednesday to study the audit and make recommendations to the council.

Read the whole story at LA Times

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
 
more Calendar

10/4/2016
Everything You Need to Know About Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure But Were Afraid to Ask

10/6/2016
Legal Issues in Open Source Software

10/11/2016
SOC's: New Courthouse and Settlement Officer

Recent Recognitions
Jennifer Y. LeungUnsung Hero 2016
Richard KondaProfessional Lawyer of the Year 2015

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership.com®  ::  Legal