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Cal. A.G.�s Office Says It May Have to Lay Off More Than 100 Lawyers


— July 7, 2004

The California Attorney General�s Office may have to lay off more than 100 of its lawyers by early next year under the state budget currently being negotiated, a spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer said yesterday.

A memo sent to employees on Friday, a copy of which was obtained by the MetNews, lays out a �worst-case scenario,� Nathan Barankin explained.

�We continue to work every day for any viable option we have,� Barankin insisted. But Lockyer�s chief deputies, Steve Coony and Rick Frank, sent the memo out �so all of the employees…know how dire our circumstances are,� the spokesman explained.

Apparently, the memo has caused the mood among California’s Deputy Attorney Generals (several of whom are among my friends) to become “unspeakably grim.” I wish everyone the best — I’ve been laid off myself in the past, and it’s no fun at all. Details here from the Metropolitan News-Enterprise.


The California Attorney General�s Office may have to lay off more than 100 of its lawyers by early next year under the state budget currently being negotiated, a spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer said yesterday.

A memo sent to employees on Friday, a copy of which was obtained by the MetNews, lays out a �worst-case scenario,� Nathan Barankin explained.

�We continue to work every day for any viable option we have,� Barankin insisted. But Lockyer�s chief deputies, Steve Coony and Rick Frank, sent the memo out �so all of the employees…know how dire our circumstances are,� the spokesman explained.

Apparently, the memo has caused the mood among California’s Deputy Attorney Generals (several of whom are among my friends) to become “unspeakably grim.” I wish everyone the best — I’ve been laid off myself in the past, and it’s no fun at all. Details here from the Metropolitan News-Enterprise.

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