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NCJ Number: 39695 Find in a Library
Title: TRAVIS COUNTY (TX) - DEFINITION OF THE COUNTY COURTS-AT-LAW SYSTEM - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): L C DUNLAP
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Publication Number: T/A ASSIGNMENT NO 240
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS, DATED JULY, 1976, OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY (TX) COURTS-AT-LAW SYSTEM WHICH HAS JURISDICTION IN CASES OF CONDEMNATION, MISDEMEANORS, PROBATE, LOWER COURT APPEALS, COMMITMENT, AND MINOR CIVIL MATTERS.
Abstract: THE COURTS-AT-LAW LOCATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ARE PRESIDED OVER BY THREE ELECTED JUDGES WHO HANDLED 14,315 FILINGS IN 1975. THE REPORT DEFINES THE CURRENT SYSTEM AND THE HANDLING OF EACH OF THE TYPES OF CASES EXCEPT APPEALS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE PLANS TO CHANGE THE MISDEMEANORS PROCESS TO ALLOW FOR MORE JUDICIAL CONTROL, ESTABLISH A CIVIL CALENDAR WHICH PROVIDES DATES CERTAIN FOR HEARINGS, AND ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR COUNTY COURTS-AT-LAW. VARIOUS STATISTICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHARTS ARE INCLUDED....TWH
Index Term(s): Court administrators; Court case flow management; Court reorganization; Judges; Technical assistance reports; Texas
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