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Title: State Court Caseload Statistics, 2002
Author(s): Shauna M. Strickland; Brenda G. Otto
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
National Court Statistics Project
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 247
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 2002-BJ-CX-K010
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89656-222-X
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
National Court Statistics Project
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This supplement to "Examining the Work of State Courts, 2002" provides specific information about particular court systems, encompassing baseline information on State court structure, jurisdiction, reporting practices, and caseload volume and trends.
Abstract: Court structure charts summarize in one-page diagrams the key features of each State's court organization, indicating all court systems in the State and their interrelationship and describing the jurisdiction of the court systems. The charts also provide basic descriptive information, such as the number of authorized justices, judges, and magistrates. The section of the report that covers jurisdiction and State court reporting practices for 2001 presents data on reporting periods for all State courts; methods of counting cases in State appellate courts; dollar-amount jurisdiction for original tort, contract, real property rights, and small claims filing in State trial courts; criminal case unit of count used by State trial courts; juvenile unit of count used in State trial courts; State trial courts with incidental appellate jurisdiction; the number of authorized judges/justices in State courts; and method of counting civil cases in State trial courts. Data tables are then presented for State appellate courts and for the criminal, civil, traffic, and other caseload types for State trial courts. Appended methodology, sources of 2001 State court caseload statistics, prototypes of State appellate court and trial court statistical spreadsheets, and State populations. 16 tables and 8 figures
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; BJS Grant-related Documents; Caseloads; Civil litigation; Civil proceedings; Court structure; Criminal proceedings; State courts; Trial courts
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