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NCJ Number: 50740 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGEMENT SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD OF COURTS
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:62  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1978)  Pages:144-146
Author(s): J P RYAN
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOCUSING ON THE ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. SUPERIOR COURT'S EXPERIENCE, THE PAPER DISCUSSES OPTIMUM CASE SEQUENCING ISSUES INCLUDING DATA COLLECTION, DETERMINATION OF TRIAL TIME, AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
Abstract: THE ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT HAS IMPLEMENTED A VERSION OF OPTIMUM SEQUENCING IN SCHEDULING CIVIL CASES. THE CASES ARE ASSIGNED TRIAL DATES DEPENDING ON THE PRESENCE OF A JURY TRIAL REQUEST AND THE ESTIMATED TRIAL PROCESSING TIME. THE PRESIDING JUDGE REQUESTS THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE COUNSELS TO ESTIMATE TRIAL TIME, AND THE JUDGES ACCEPTS THE LONGER ESTIMATE. THE ORANGE COUNTY COURT HAS NOT ESTABLISHED MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS FOR THE PROCESSING OF CIVIL CASES. OPTIMUM SEQUENCING REQUIRES VALUE JUDGEMENTS AND CASES REQUIRING LONGER TRIAL TIME CAN BE PENALIZED. IF MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS ARE NOT SET FOR PROCESSING TIME DISCREPANCIES IN COURT ACCESS COULD OCCUR. MORE EMPIRICAL INFORMATION MUST BE OBTAINED TO DETERMINE WHETHER CLASSIFICATION OF CASES FOR SCHEDULING PURPOSES RESULTS IN CLASSIFICATION OF LITIGANTS. (DAG)
Index Term(s): California; Court case flow management; Court delays; Court management; Trials
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