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Title: SALEM (MA) - RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND SPACE UTILIZATION IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE NEW SALEM DISTRICT COURT - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): R HARRALL; D SKUPSKY; D MACGILVRAY
Corporate Author: American University
Law School Institute for Advanced Studies in Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Publication Number: TA ASSIGNMENT NO 317
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT, DATED APRIL 1977, ANALYZES THE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF THE NEW SALEM DISTRICT COURT, WHICH HAS JURISDICTION IN EIGHT MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS.
Abstract: THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED TO PROVIDE GENERAL PLANNING GUIDANCE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURT FOR IMPROVING RECORDS AND FILING PRACTICES ONCE THE CLERK'S OFFICE WAS MOVED TO A NEW DISTRICT COURT FACILITY. THIS ASSISTANCE WAS TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS FILING SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT NEEDS, AND INTERNAL OFFICE PLANNING RELATING TO THE CLERK'S AND PROBATION OFFICES. AMONG RECOMMENDATIONS, THE CONSULTANTS STATED THAT THE COURT SHOULD MAINTAIN ONLY THREE INDEXES, INSTEAD OF FIVE; AND THEY SHOULD INCLUDE CRIMINAL, CIVIL, AND SMALL CLAIMS. IT WAS FURTHER SUGGESTED THAT THE COURT SHOULD ADOPT A NUMBERING SYSTEM WITH AN INTEGRATED YEAR AND CASE TYPE DIFFERENTIATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) ...KAP
Index Term(s): Court records; Information processing; Massachusetts; Records management; Space management; Technical assistance reports
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