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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE JUSTICE OF PEACE AND MAGISTRATE COURTS OF ARIZONA PHASE 1 REPORT - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): P HAYNES; J JORDAN; M MIXNER; S NEDILSKYTROTTER J A
Corporate Author: American University
Law School Institute for Advanced Studies in Justice
United States of America
Project Director: J A TROTTER
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Publication Number: T/A ASSIGNMENT NO 305
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE OPERATIONS OF THE LOWER COURTS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZ., ARE ANALYZED, AND STEPS FOR IMPROVING LOWER COURT MANAGEMENT THROUGHOUT ARIZONA ARE PROPOSED.
Abstract: THE REPORT OPENS WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE LOWER COURT SYSTEM IN ARIZONA, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE STRUCTURE AND ROLES OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS AND CITY MAGISTRATE COURTS. THE ANALYSIS THEN FOCUSES ON GILA COUNTY, A MOUNTAINOUS AREA NEAR PHOENIX, WHICH CONTAINS FIVE JUSTICE COURT PRECINCTS AND FIVE CITY MAGISTRATES. THE ANALYSIS TOUCHES ON COURT WORKLOADS, INFORMATION USE AND EXCHANGE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING NEEDS, FINANCES, AND ADMINISTRATION. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE LOWER COURT OPERATIONS SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION. THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE RECOMMENDED: (1) ESTABLISH A JUDGE/CLERK COMMITTEE TO ADVISE IN MATTERS OF TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION; (2) DRAFT A MANUAL CONTAINING ALL EXISTING MATERIAL COVERING COURT OPERATIONS (STATE STATUTES, FISCAL PROCEDURES, FORMS, RECORDS, ETC.); (3) COMPLETE A DETAILED WORK PLAN FOR FUTURE ADMINISTRATIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LOWER COURTS; (4) PRODUCE A BRIEF ADMINISTRATIVE STUDY GUIDE TO ASSIST COURTS IN IMPROVING THEIR OWN OPERATIONS; (5) DESIGN A COMPLETE TRAFFIC COURT WORKSHOP USING LOCAL RESOURCES; (6) PRODUCE A MULTIYEAR PLAN TO GUIDE TRAINING FOR PERSONNEL IN THE LOWER COURTS; AND (7) ESTABLISH A PLAN FOR INSTITUTIONALIZING PROGRAMS IN TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION. DETAILS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING A PHASED ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, ARE INCLUDED, TOGETHER WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Court clerk; Judicial educational programs; Justices of the peace; Lower court administration; Magistrates; Management and administrative education; Municipal courts; Technical assistance reports; Traffic courts
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