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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
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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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Negative"

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


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Judicial Council of California (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really like my job and work with good people and good leadership. They are respectable and intelligent. New leadership at the top level seems forward thinking.

    Cons

    Quality of leadership and jobs varies based on the office/department. Not all of them are good.


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