Ongoing Work for Court Funding
Niall McCarthy, along with Paul Kiesel of Los Angeles, began another year as the statewide co-chairs of the Open Courts Coalition. The OCC is comprised of attorneys from all over the state in all areas of practice. Its purpose is to restore court funding in order to allow the courts to fully serve the needs of California citizens. In January, Governor Brown announced increased funding for the California Courts. After 5 years of budget cuts, this will be the third straight year of increased court funding. While courts are still underfunded, the tide has finally turned and we are moving in the right direction toward a fully functional court system.