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NCJ Number: 68571 Find in a Library
Title: CALEN9 - CALENDARING AND ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR COURTS OF APPEALS
Author(s): M R LEAVITT
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Federal Judicial Ctr
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CALEN9, A CALENDARING AND ASSIGNMENT COMPUTER SOFTWARE SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, IS DESCRIBED, AND POSSIBLE FUTURE APPLICATIONS ARE SUGGESTED.
Abstract: THE NINTH CIRCUIT CALENDARING PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO CREATE AND DELIVER A WORKING COMPUTER PROGRAM TO ASSIST THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT IN MANAGING ITS CASE BACKLOG. CASES ARE GROUPED INTO CALENDARS BASED ON DIFFICULTY, SUBJECT MATTER, AND THE DISTRICT FROM WHICH THEY ORIGINATED. ADDITIONALLY, A SYSTEM FOR GROUPING JUDGES INTO PANELS TO HEAR THE CASES WAS DEVELOPED; HOWEVER, THIS HAS NOT YET BEEN USED BECAUSE CRITERIA FOR JUDGE SELECTION ARE CURRENTLY UNSETTLED. INPUT REQUIREMENTS, THE CALENDARING PROCEDURE (THE ALGORITHM), AND THE PHYSICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE DESCRIBED. A FUTURE APPLICATION OF THE SYSTEM NOW IN THE PLANNING STAGE IS USE OF THE STATISTICAL PACKAGE FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES TO SUMMARIZE AND TABULATE THE FREQUENCY OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF CASES IN THE INVENTORY. OTHER REPORTS INVOLVING CASE DATA COULD ALSO BE PREPARED. PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS SINCE IMPLEMENTATION ARE DESCRIBED IN THE APPENDIX.
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Computer software; Court case flow management
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