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NCJ Number: 166729 Find in a Library
Title: New Mexico State Courts 1996 Annual Report: July 1, 1995 Through June 30, 1996
Corporate Author: New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sale Source: New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Annual Report for the New Mexico judicial branch focuses on the most important activities of the court system during the 1995-96 fiscal year, presents the initiatives begun for 1996-97, and provides statistics for individual courts and levels of courts.
Abstract: A review of the highlights for fiscal year 1995-96 notes that every level of State court ended the fiscal year with a growing backlog of cases. Because of inadequate resources, the courts were unable to keep up with the public demand for their services in resolving disputes. The Judicial Information Division was successful in automating an additional 49 court sites in 1996, all using the same case-processing application. During the past 2 years, two drug courts began operation, and a pilot study was conducted on judicial performance evaluations. Through an agreement with the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management, the Administrative Office of the Courts sponsored six courses in the Court Executive Development Program. This report describes court activities during the year for the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, district courts, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, magistrate courts, and the Administrative Office of the Courts. Funding is also reported for State judiciary activity for 1996-97. The caseload statistics show that the pending caseloads at the end of the year were substantially higher than last year for the magistrate courts, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, the district courts, and even the Court of Appeals. Statistical addendum
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Court case flow; Court management; New Mexico; State courts
Note: BJS State Court Report, Statistical Addendum included.
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