Judicial Branch of California

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Budget Woes make this an uphappy place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Judicial Branch of California

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Flexibility with scheduling and plenty of time off.

Cons

We have furloughs there is too much concern over the potential of job loses.

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    Current Employee - Court Appointed Dependency Attorney
    Current Employee - Court Appointed Dependency Attorney

    I have been working at Judicial Branch of California

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexibility offered in work schedule as court appointed juvenile dependency attorney. Paid by Judicial Council on case by case hourly rate. Opportunity to learn, gain experience working with parents, minors in foster care and contribute efforts to positive result: rebuilding families. Some AOC employees are conscientious, helpful and respectful when communicating with members of legal community (court appointed attorneys).

    Cons

    AOC (Admin. Office of Courts) policy of forcing court appointed attorneys for dependency cases to accept flat rate 2 or 3 year "contracts" to provide services per County at ridiculously low rates that do not include reimbursement for expenses, overhead costs or out of the ordinary circumstances requiring additional attorney hours per case. For court appointed attorneys who do not accept contract terms offered by AOC, professional life becomes hellish. AOC attempts to enforce standards for court appointed (non contract) attorneys such as only paying 1.5 billable hours per month per case, denial of requests for reimburse for out of pocket expenses. AOC tries to limit attorney's independent representation of clients by imposing impossibly unrealistic standards (1.5 hours per month per case billable time) and threatening not to pay billings that reflect more time spent per case per month than 1.5 hours. Takes as long as 4-6 weeks to receive payment for services and in some cases, such as the State budget crisis occurring July 1, 2010 -October 10, 2010 dependency attorneys did not get paid until budget passed (3.5 months).

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways to balance the budget than continuing to squeeze every dime from those juvenile dependency attorneys working under AOC contract or by court appointment. Reduce AOC staff and give up those "pet projects" that account for hundreds of millions of dollars that should be spent on keeping our court system open through budgetary tough times.


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    Hutton Review

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    Current Employee - Supervising Facilities Management Administrator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Supervising Facilities Management Administrator in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Judicial Branch of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    * My work is rewarding as I deal with ensuring equal access to justice for all Californians. * Working with buildings that are in most cases 50 to 60 years old present unique challenges that i enjoy. * Working with multiple government agency's in all aspects of project management is also rewarding.

    Cons

    * Lack of adequate funding to preform basic building maintenance * JCC currently undergoing internal changes in Classifications and Compensation that has ripple effects throughout the workforce. * Awkward organizational structure not conducive to productivity and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a standard work environment and stay with it. The workplace is to ambiguous today and has productive folks very nervous which causes negative results.


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