State Revenue and Appropriations
Funding Principles for Judicial Administration
Steps Taken to Address Tough Economic Times
Staffing Levels and Operating Expenses: Over the past four years, the number of judges has increased 1%. The number of trial court staff has increased 1%. The number of central office staff has increased 4%. Funding for trial court operating expenses has increased 1%. In FY13, the number of judges and staff will remain the same. Trial court operating expenses will increase 3%.
Compensation: Over the past four years, the West Virginia courts have not taken any steps that have resulted in salary freezes or reductions.
Service Reductions: Over the past four years, the West Virginia courts have not taken any steps that have resulted in service reductions.
The West Virginia courts are in a better position than four years ago to provide access and timely justice. The roll-out of the unified case management information system is beginning to enable the courts to provide better access and timely justice.
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