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NCJ Number: 47618 Find in a Library
Title: MEASURING THE DURATION OF JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
Journal: MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW  Volume:75  Issue:89  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1976)  Pages:89-99
Author(s): D S CLARK; J H MERRYMAN
Corporate Author: Michigan Law Review Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Law Review Assoc
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Grant Number: AID/C5D-3151
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE PROBABLE DURATION OF LITIGATION IN JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS IS DESCRIBED AND APPLIED TO STATISTICS ON CIVIL LITIGATION
Abstract: THE PROPOSED EQUATION USES THE NUMBER OF CASES PENDING AT THE BEGINNING OF A YEAR AND THE NUMBER OF CASES FILED DURING THAT YEAR -- DATA REGULARLY COMPILED AND PUBLISHED IN MANY COUNTRIES -- TO ESTIMATE THE PROBABLE DURATION OF LITIGATION. SUCH A FORMULA SHOULD BE USEFUL TO ATTORNEYS AND THEIR CLIENTS IN DEVELOPING LITIGATION STRATEGIES, TO JUDGES AND ADMINISTRATORS IN STAFFING TRIBUNALS, TO REFORMERS IN ESTABLISHING POLICY FOR JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, AND TO SOCIAL SCIENTISTS IN STUDYING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN SOCIETY AND LEGAL REFORMS. DETAILS OF THE EQUATION ARE PRESENTED, TOGETHER WITH AN ILLUSTRATION OF ITS APPLICATION. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Caseloads; Court statistics; Dispositions; Estimating methods; Italy; Prediction
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