Friday, January 13, 2012
Former Governors to Rally Against Funding Cuts—LACBA
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Former governors George Deukmejian and Gray Davis are set to join with other prominent Californians and local attorneys at a rally next week in opposition to proposed budget cuts, the president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association said yesterday.
In an email to LACBA members and others, Eric A. Webber said retired state Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno; Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Michael Feuer, D-West Hollywood; and California Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg would also be present “in a show of support for our courts.”
The event is set to take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Ave. downtown, in front of the Disney Concert Hall.
“California courts need our help. Since 2008, the courts’ budget has been cut by nearly 30 percent, resulting in staff layoffs, shuttered courtrooms and long delays in civil justice. Without adequately funded state courts, most Californians will have no access to justice. If the work of the courts grinds to a halt, the consequences for our communities are truly dire.
“If lawyers won’t stand up for justice, who will? I ask for 90 minutes of your time...to show your support for our justice system....”
Additional information about the “Rally to Support Adequate Court Funding” is available at www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=13557, Webber said.
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