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Title: Blair County Court of Common Pleas Civil Case Management Plan
Author(s): D C Steelman; L M Adams
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
North Andover, MA 01845
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: State Plan
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a result of a review of the Blair County (Pennsylvania) Court of Common Pleas to assess case management, examine apparent problems, and recommend improvements, the National Center for State Courts developed a case management plan for managing the progress to disposition of civil and family cases.
Abstract: The plan urged the court to recognize several elements of effective case management: court control of litigation, explicit case-processing goals, effective communication with the bar, early and continuous court supervision of case progress, trial-date certainty, a functional case management information system, and a plan for attacking the case inventory. The attorneys felt the most important issue for improved civil case management was court rulings on motions; they proposed a quota on the number of outstanding decisions that any judge may have for a civil case. Several practical details need to be resolved between the district court administrator and the prothonotary, such as the most effective means of communicating regarding the filing of each new civil case. 4 appendixes.
Main Term(s): Court case flow management
Index Term(s): Lower court administration; Pennsylvania
Note: Final Report
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