WASHINGTON – Federal judiciary officials, announcing the close of six federal court facilities, said that automatic budget cuts that will take place if Congress fails to agree on a budget plan would deal another blow to the federal court system.
WASHINGTON – Budget cuts are forcing federal courts to implement a number of cost-cutting measures, from layoffs, furloughs and early retirements to the reduction of training programs and IT services, according to a recent survey.
Despite all the financial demands solos and small firm attorneys face, it’s crucial to make some room in the budget for marketing expenditures, says Jared Correia, a Senior Practice Advisor at the Law Office Management Assistance Program in Boston.
WASHINGTON – The proposed fiscal 2013 budget released by the White House in February outlines a number of the administration’s priorities related to lawyers, from an increase in enforcement of federal employment and labor laws to more focused attention on food and drug safety and immigration enforcement.
WASHINGTON – Funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the nonprofit provider of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, would be reduced by $8 million in a plan approved by a Senate committee.
WASHINGTON – Despite President Barack Obama’s call for a freeze in discretionary spending, his fiscal 2011 budget calls for a boost in spending for a number of federal agencies and programs that, if adopted by Congress, will have an impact on the work of the nation’s attorneys.
WASHINGTON – Although the final amount was less than requested, judicial officials praised Congress’s approval of $6.9 billion in appropriations for the federal judiciary in fiscal year 2010.
WASHINGTON – Citing the economic climate’s direct impact on the nation’s court systems, federal judiciary officials urged lawmakers to increase the budget for federal courts by nearly 9 percent in fiscal 2010.