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NCJ Number: 51783 Find in a Library
Title: TRIAL COURT DIRECTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1978
Corporate Author: National Assoc for Court Admin
United States of America
Editor(s): L NELSON; G MORT
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 372
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for Court Admin
Williamsburg, VA 23185
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DIRECTORY OF TRIAL COURTS WAS COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COURT ADMINISTRATORS, USING INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE COURT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IN EACH STATE LISTED.
Abstract: THIS FIRST ATTEMPT TO PRODUCE A NATIONWIDE DIRECTORY OF ALL TRIAL COURTS WITH THEIR COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND/OR CHIEF CLERK LISTS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND EACH LEVEL OF TRIAL COURT FROM THE HIGHEST TO THE LOWEST FOR EACH STATE, AND WITHIN EACH LEVEL OF COURT INCLUDED, INDIVIDUAL COURTS ARE LISTED EITHER ALPHABETICALLY BY COUNTY OR CITY OR NUMERICALLY BY REGION OR DISTRICT. THE NAME OF THE CHIEF NONJUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IS GIVEN FOR EVERY COURT. WHERE THE INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED, THE REGIONAL AND/OR DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATORS WITHIN A STATE ARE ALSO INCLUDED. SINCE A DIRECTORY OF APPELLATE COURTS AND CLERKS IS ALREADY AVAILABLE, THESE COURTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DIRECTORY. NEITHER SPECIALTY COURTS, SUCH AS PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURTS, NOR LOWER LEVEL LIMITED JURISDICTION COURTS, SUCH AS PEACE COURTS, ARE LISTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CONSIDERED TRIAL COURTS. THE TASK OF COMPILING THE DIRECTORY WAS COMPLICATED BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS: (1) BECAUSE STATE COURT SYSTEMS VARY WIDELY, THE SELECTION OF COURTS TO BE INCLUDED WAS DIFFICULT; (2) DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM ONLY ONE SOURCE--COURT ADMINISTRATORS; AND (3) INFORMATION WAS UNAVAILABLE ON SOME COURTS. IN SPITE OF THESE LIMITATIONS, THIS DIRECTORY IS A VALUABLE REFERENCE TOOL. NO INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS IS PRESENTED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--MGB)
Index Term(s): Court administrators; Court structure; Court system; State courts; Trial courts; United States of America
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