State Revenue and Appropriations
Funding Principles for Judicial Administration
Steps Taken to Address Tough Economic Times
Staffing Levels and Operating Expenses:
Compensation: Over the past four years, salaries of judges and court staff have been frozen; judges’ salaries will continue to be frozen in the coming year.
Service Reductions: Over the past four years, the Colorado courts have reduced hours of operation, had staff layoffs, and have delayed filling judicial vacancies and vacancies in the clerks’ offices and in judicial support positions. They have reduced the use of retired judges. These service reductions have resulted in reduced service to the public.
Efficiency Measures: The Colorado courts have implemented e-filing and will continue to do so in FY13. They have created and implemented an electronic document management system.
The Colorado courts are in a better position than in FY09 to provide access and timely justice, primarily due to decreased case load.
Reports and Articles
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