Lassen Superior Court Presiding Judge F. Donald Sokol will be among judges and court officials dedicating a new $38.9 million courthouse Friday.
The ribbon-cutting ceremonies cap five years of planning, design and construction for the 42,000-square-foot building, which replaces three overcrowded and inadequate facilities, said Nancy Holsey, a judicial assistant and analyst.
Sokol will be joined in Susanville by other local and state officials, including Ira R. Kaufman, a Plumas County judge and liaison to the state Judicial Council, and David M. Rubin, a San Diego County judge and president of the California Judges Association.
The new courthouse, which was completed in May, includes three courtrooms and a hearing room and provides an enhanced security system, Holsey said.
Funding for the new facility, which was completed $4 million under budget, came from 2002 legislation that allows court user fees to be applied to courthouse construction.
The dedication ceremony will start at noon Friday and is open to the public.
Jane Braxton Little
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