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Pomona Courthouse Targeted for Cuts

Due to budget constraints, the location will no longer hear most cases, and be limited to administrative matters such as ticket payments.

Budget cuts will end cases being heard in 10 Los Angeles County courthouses, including those in Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Malibu, Huntington Park, Whittier, Pomona and San Pedro, it was reported Thursday.

The courthouses will continue to handle some administrative matters like ticket payments, the Los Angeles Times reported.

An unspecified number of layoffs will occur, according to The Times.

The cuts will be carried out over the next six months, The Times reported.

"It's devastating to the court system and it's going to be a sea change in how we do our business," Lee Smalley Edmon, presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, told The Times.

"Unfortunately, there are going to be longer lines in each of our courthouses and great delays throughout the system."

The closures come on the heels of 431 court officials losing their jobs in June.

Robert Corona November 16, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Totally ridiculous!!! we keep passing tax hikes and they keep closing offices!! NOW where does a person go for jury duty??? Take 2 hours to get to Norwalk or downtown LA.... You are going to find more and more people getting dr's excuses to serve. I was always summoned to Pomona... was fine with me. Now where? Even Whittier is gone. California is just digging itself further into the hole. I am already looking into leaving the state.
Julia Nelson November 16, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I loved getting jury duty in Whittier. Well, as much as someone can enjoy jury duty. The Uptown area was nearby and had fun restaurants.
David Whitacre November 17, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I undrstand it's Pomona Court House North only.
Ronald Morgan January 07, 2013 at 02:59 AM
In a way Im happy to see Pomona get some changes and let some Judges go, I feel that there are those Judges that think that they are the all powerful and and they run their court rooms like it is their own personal world in which you can not, question or even make a motion that they dont like. I hope and pray that the Justice officials keep the good ones and the biased power hungry one are put on the curb. when Justice takes a back seat to someone's own personal beliefs or thoughts our chances of a fair or legal opportunity deminishes very quickly, and when misconduct is bought to light, then you cant sue a Judge or a dirty District Attorney unless its so blaitant a blind man can see it. So good bye and may the day come when we can get fair and just legal official in Pomona's courts once again. Ron Morgan

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