Closing Courthouses in Los Angeles County: How It May Affect Cases

Last year, in an effort to consolidate resources, the Superior Court of California announced that nine Los Angeles County courthouses would soon be closing, and the cases transferred to other local courthouses. The closures took effect on June 14, 2013.

The courthouses that have closed include:

  • Beverly Hills
  • Catalina Island
  • Huntington Park
  • Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center
  • Malibu
  • Pomona North
  • San Pedro
  • West Los Angeles
  • Whittier


The California Superior Court launched a “plan to achieve significant cost savings at a time of unprecedented budget cuts.” The Superior Court of California anticipates that the closures will help minimize costs for the state.  While the closures will cut expenses, The Wall Street Journal reports that the closure is a “projected $50 to $80 million budget shortfall” that will impact nearly “9.9 million residents of Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous” county.

Effects of The Court Closures

The closures have resulted in layoffs within the courts.  Unfortunately, this means that the closures may cause some delays in processing court documents and the availability of trials.  “Now that the courts have closed, the cases are being transferred to other courts that have a pre-existing workload.  The thought of how the courts that remain open will handle the additional workload that they will inherit from the closed courts is a big concern,” says Attorney Jennifer Strange.

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