The likes of Lindsay Lohan will have to have their elsewhere with the news that the Beverly Hills Courthouse is one of 10 Los Angeles County courthouses that will no longer hear cases.
Budget cuts announced Wednesday are the cause of the scale back. Affected county courthouses in addition to the Beverly Hills location at 9355 Burton Way include those in Huntington Park, Whittier, Pomona North, Malibu, West Los Angeles, South Los Angeles (Kenyon Juvenile), San Pedro (the main courthouse and Beacon Street annex) and Catalina.
The courthouses will continue to handle some administrative matters like ticket payments, the Los Angeles Times reported. An unspecified number of layoffs will occur and the cuts will be carried out over the next six months, according to the newspaper.
"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."
To read the Los Angeles Times report about the courthouse closings, click here.
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