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NCJ Number: 169944 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report on the State of the Massachusetts Court System, Fiscal Year 1997
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Supreme Court Justices
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Boston, MA 02108
Sale Source: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Supreme Court Justices
New Courthouse
Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the organization, caseloads, and accomplishments of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, and trial courts during fiscal year 1997.
Abstract: Appeals entered in the Supreme Judicial Court rather than transferred here by the court increased to 69 percent of the net entries, while appeals in criminal cases declined to 34 percent of the cases that the court decided. A total of 2,235 appeals were entered in the Appeals Court, an increase of 5.1 percent over fiscal year 1996 and an increase of almost 50 percent over fiscal year 1992. The report also covers the work of various committees, efforts related to alternative dispute resolution, information technology, management improvement, court capital projects, personnel, juvenile and adult courts, community corrections, and other topics. Figures, tables, and photographs
Main Term(s): State courts
Index Term(s): Court statistics; Massachusetts
Note: US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics State Court Report
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