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NCJ Number: 165728 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report on the Work of the Georgia Courts, 1996 (July 1, 1995 - June 30, 1996)
Corporate Author: Georgia Judicial Council
Administrative Office of the Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia Judicial Council
Atlanta, GA 30334
Sale Source: Georgia Judicial Council
Administrative Office of the Courts
Suite 550
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following an overview of the fiscal year 1996 achievements and operations of the Georgia Judicial Branch, this annual report provides information and data for each type of court as well as the judicial agencies; information is also provided on judicial appointments and elections.
Abstract: Statistics show that over the last 3 years the Supreme Court has experienced a 17-percent increase in its caseload and a 38- percent increase in the number of opinions issued. The same trend is true for the Court of Appeals as well as the superior courts. Filings are at an all-time high, and filings continue to increase as the State's population increases. In the juvenile courts, 116,000 cases were filed in the past year. The Commission on Appellate Courts recommends to the Legislature an increase in the number of judges on the Court of Appeals. Superior courts, State courts, juveniles courts, probate courts, magistrate courts, and municipal courts also need additional resources. The budget for the Judicial Branch in fiscal 1996 was $78,549,681 in State funds.
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Georgia (USA); State courts; State supreme courts; Trial courts
Note: BJS State Court Report
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