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NCJ Number: NCJ 178056     Find in a Library
Title: State of New York Twentieth Annual Report of the Chief Administrator of the Courts for Calendar Year 1997
Author(s): J Lippman
Corporate Author: New York State
Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 98
Page Count: 70
Sale Source: New York State
Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This New York State Annual Report of the Chief Administrator of the Courts for Calendar Year 1997 outlines the structure of the State's courts, summarizes the courts' legislative agenda, presents significant court statistics, and describes major court highlights for the year.
Abstract: Court structure and statistics are presented for appellate courts, Court of Claims, trial courts, courts of superior jurisdiction, trial courts of limited jurisdiction, family court, and surrogate's court. Structure and statistics are also provided for arbitration and the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program. Court statistics cover case filings, caseload activity, and dispositions. A chapter on the administration of the courts addresses the court system's budget, information management in the trial courts, the court facilities program, education and training program, the work of the Office of Reference Services, the work of the Ethics Commission, and attorney registration and statement filings. A chapter on program highlights notes that major steps were taken to better serve the public, including the establishment of a website and consolidation of the Office of Court Administration operations in New York City at one location. A chapter on legislation and rule revisions includes a proposal for a constitutional amendment that would merge the nine levels of trial courts in the State into two. 11 figures, 13 tables, and appended public documents listing
Main Term(s): State courts
Index Term(s): Court statistics ; Court structure ; Court management ; New York
   
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