Mr. Michels, CAALA president, authored the article, "The Impact of Court Budget Cuts," published by the Advocate Magazine discussing the effects of proposed budget cuts to the Los Angeles Superior Court, including the closing of 70 courtrooms, 4 neighborhood courthouses, and 830 staff lay-offs. Mr. Michels writes that such cuts would mean shorter hours of service, delays in domestic violence protective orders, longer lines at service windows, backlogs in processing paperwork, and delays in proceedings for child custody and conservatorships. He concludes that "Efforts of the trial bars to lessen the burden on the court by voluntary efforts at resolution of litigation disputes are our primary weapons to keep us moving forwards, not falling back."