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Trendsetter Justice Sheila Sonenshine on Family Law (Part 4 of 4)

The budget crisis in California is having a major impact on the courts. Last week I read an article in the L.A. Times about the dismissal of hundreds of criminal cases in Riverside County due to a lack of judges. Hundreds of criminal cases will not be tried because there aren’t enough judges. If that’s not an indication of the state of California’s court system, I don’t know what is. And if you think the problems are only in the criminal courts, you’re wrong. The family courts are just as bad. Thousands of clerks have been laid off, there aren’t enough judges, the courtrooms are over-crowded, the available judges don’t have time to hear all the cases, it’s a nightmare.

Something needs to change. In the fourth part of this interview with Judge Sheila Prell Sonenshine, Ron and Robert ask the retired Appellate and Superior Court Judge what measures we can take to solve the crisis in the courts.  She has some excellent suggestions for what you can do to help the system work better, and also, how you can facilitate healing after your divorce. Listen today and tell us what you think! (Podcast #56, Part 4 of 4)

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