Discount Justice: State Court Budgeting in an Era of Fiscal Austerity

Presented by the UCLA-RAND Center for Law & Public Policy

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Monday, January 12, 2015


8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA


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To reserve your place at this conference, visit our registration page. CLE credit is pending.

About the Conference

Since the onset of the economic downturn, the American Bar Association and many judicial groups have attempted to shine a light on court resourcing problems that have arisen in states and communities across the United States. Nevertheless, court budgeting remains a significant challenge in many jurisdictions. Effectively addressing this challenge requires in part that new, relevant, high-quality research and thinking on the issue be made available to policymakers and the public. The UCLA/RAND Center for Law and Public Policy is convening this conference with that aim in mind, with particular emphasis on the implications of court budgeting challenges for the civil justice system. This event will bring together academic, judicial, business, and policy leaders to foster discussion and debate about state court budgeting. Panelists and participants will address, among other topics, the current status of court funding, variations in court governance across states, and the impact of fiscal constraints on access to justice and business-to-business litigation.

Contact Us

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Jamie Morikawa
RAND Institute for Civil Justice
310-393-0411, x7663

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Catherine Cruz
RAND Institute for Civil Justice
310-393-0411, x6736