Santa Clara County Clerk Strike

The superior Court Professional Employees Association has threatened to mount a strike starting August 15, 2016.  In fact, on August 1, 2016, 140 clerks called in to the  court to say they would be  late to work.  The strikers are demanding better pay as they can’t keep up with the cost of living in Santa Clara county.  Should the planned strike come to be, criminal defendants should expect delays in arraignments, bail hearings  and other crucial tasks before the court.  As such, our  criminal defense attorneys are watching this  unfortunate development and making adjustments to our  schedule.  More will be revealed.