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Title: Arkansas - Judicial Department - Annual Report, Fifteenth Judicial Statistics, 1979
Corporate Author: Arkansas Judicial Dept
Office of the Executive Secretary
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Judicial Dept
Little Rock, AR 72201
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on the activities of Arkansas' courts includes statistics for calendar year 1979 and comparative data for previous years.
Abstract: The text begins with a review of the year's major events and background information on the judges, on the organization of the judiciary, and on the route of appeal. Separate sections focus on the supreme courts, the court of appeals, the general jurisdiction courts, and the limited jurisdiction courts; data on workloads, cases, and court personnel are included. In summary, the supreme court decided 484 appeals and handed down 469 majority opinions (an average of 67 per justice). The new court of appeals, which began operation on July 1, 1979, disposed of 239 cases. A total of 86,428 cases were filed in the circuit, chancery, and probate courts; and 76,453 cases were terminated. In addition, 'Model Criminal Jury Instructions' and the 'Arkansas Criminal Benchbook for Trial Judges' were published. Photographs, tables, and charts are included.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Court statistics
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