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Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates" courts

Richard J. Gadsden

Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates" courts

by Richard J. Gadsden

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Published by Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Courts -- Great Britain.,
    • Procedure (Law) -- Great Britain.,
    • Police magistrates -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard J. Gadsden & Graham J. Worsdale.
      ContributionsWorsdale, Graham.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKD7309.3 .G33 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 34 p. ;
      Number of Pages34
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1521833M
      ISBN 100862529751
      LC Control Number93209515

      “reasonable” case weights implies that circuit court judges and county judges would be required to handle the workload generated by the number of cases filed with the courts in The time study case weights are valid and reliable. The primary assumptions underlying the weighted caseload model are listed in Appendix E. State Court Caseload Statistics, This is a discrete reference volume, containing structure charts, statewide aggregate caseload data and reporting practices, population trends, and a detailed explanation of the Court Statistics Project (CSP) methodology. To order paper version.

      The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law. In ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest ranking government officers, and possessed both judicial and executive powers. In other parts of the world, such as China, a magistrate was responsible for administration over a particular geographic area. Magistrates’ Courts can be divided into either criminal courts or civil courts. The Regional Magistrates’ Courts deal with more serious cases than the ordinary Magistrates’ Courts - for example, murder, rape, armed robbery and serious assault. In terms of the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Amendment Act (No 38 of ) a Regional Magistrates.

      (e) On or before July 1, , the Joint Committee on Government and Finance shall request a study by the National Center for State Courts, working in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, to review the weighted case loads in each of the magistrate courts in this state, and present. U.S. district, appeals, and bankruptcy courts. You were particularly concerned that the caseload criteria used for whether additional district judges are needed did not adequately measure the increasing work being handled by these judges. From J , to Jllne , the number.


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Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates" courts by Richard J. Gadsden Download PDF EPUB FB2

SinceIndiana has utilized a weighted caseload measurement system (WCMS) to establish a uniform statewide method for comparing trial court caseloads. The system is necessary as it provides an objective method of determining the adequate resources needed to effectively manage the caseloads around the state.

Gadsden, Richard J. and Worsdale, Graham () Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates' courts. Sheffield Hallam University Press. ISBN Metadata only available from this : Richard J. Gadsden, Graham Worsdale. Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates' courts.

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Measurement of caseload weightings in magistrates' courts By Richard J. Gadsden and Graham Worsdale Topics: HAAuthor: Richard J. Gadsden and Graham Worsdale. This report contains analysis, charts, and tables presenting data on the workload of the U.S. courts of appeals, district courts, and bankruptcy courts and of the federal probation and pretrial services system.

Covers month period ending March Judicial Workload Assessment. Sincethe state of Florida has relied on the weighted caseload method to determine the need for judges in each circuit and county trial court during the annual judicial certification time, changes in statutory and case law, court rules, technology, and legal practice can affect the amount of judicial work associated with resolving various types.

In an era of heightened governmental account ability and demands for evidence-based decision-making, state courts are frequently turning to data-driven management strategies.3 At the fore front of this movement is the use of workload assessment—also known as weighted caseload or needs assessment—to determine the need for judi cial resources.

By weighting different types of cases to. The use of weighted caseload to analyze the allocation of judicial resources is well established in Michigan.

The state’s first weighted caseload study was conducted by the Trial Court Assessment Commission (TCAC) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in Subsequent updates were conducted in and. AbstractOver the past 30 years many observers of the federal courts have expressed concern over mounting dockets, arguing that the taxing workloads for federal judges could have a variety of negative consequences, including difficulties in judicial recruitment and retention.

However, assessing the plausibility of those and similar claims requires the use of appropriate measures of judges. District judges can delegate and decide the responsibilities of magistrate judges within their jurisdiction, based on the needs of that court in dealing with that heavy caseload.

In addition to many other duties, some courts have decided to use magistrate judges as mediators to settle civil claims; in other courts, they are traditional trial. The Magistrates Court is the first level of the Queensland Courts system.

Most criminal cases are first heard in this court in some form. Most civil actions are also heard here. Below are links to information about the Magistrates Courts of Queensland.

About the Magistrates Court. Case Weight Sample Weight Case Weight Value District Court Felony Civil DWI Landlord-Tenant Misdemeanor Traffic Dom. Violence 0 50 Case Weight Sample Weight Case Weight Value Magistrate Court Executive Summary The New Mexico courts face the challenging goal of efficiently managing caseloads while.

Magistrates’ court, in England and Wales, any of the inferior courts with primarily criminal jurisdiction covering a wide range of offenses from minor traffic violations and public-health nuisances to somewhat more serious crimes, such as petty theft or assault.

Magistrates’ courts with similar. HANCOCK COUNTY — The county courts are launching an effort to add a magistrate’s position to help handle a growing workload of judges now.

The total for "weighted filings per judgeship" is the sum of all weights assigned to civil cases and criminal defendants, divided by the number of authorized judgeships. Inthe Judicial Conference approved updated case weights for the district courts.

Please note that the caseload and weighted filings data reflected in this testimony is the. district courts where the weighted caseload model shows a need for additional judges. Recommendation 2 The calculations of judge need in this report are based upon a three-year average of case filing data.

NCSC recommends that circuit court, general district court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court judge need be. The court is in a state of judiciary emergency because of the existing vacancy and a weighted caseload of more than cases per judgeship. In the month period ending J the weighted filings per judgeship stood atranking the Southern District of Indiana first in the circuit and second in the nation in terms of caseload.

Magistrates Court. Magistrates Court stands at the lowest rung of the legal system in England and Wales. There is a bench that presides over cases pertaining to petty civil and criminal matters.

The bench comprises three justices of the peace or a district judge. Many of the licensing applications are also heard in this court. Judicial Workload Assessment Sincethe state of Florida has relied on the weighted caseload method to determine the need for judges in each circuit and county trial court during the annual judicial certification time, changes in statutory and case law, court rules, technology, and legal practice can affect the amount of judicial work associated with resolving various types.

In developing the measure of average incoming caseloads per full-time equivalent judge available in any district over a 12 month period, TRAC takes into consideration the work of senior judges, as well as cases assigned to U.S.

magistrate judges and any visiting judges, by isolating the caseloads being handled by regular district court judges. The judiciary uses different methods to determine the weight of the caseloads on individual judges, but by any measure the federal district in New Mexico has one of the heaviest caseloads in the.

As vice-chair, Koch and the committee are tasked with reviewing requests for new courts, magistrates or judges and the most recent weighted caseload measurement system report to determine whether. Magistrates ’ Court Act (WA) s 2(a) states the court ’ s jurisdiction ‘ to hear and deter- mine a charge of a simple o ff ence ’, s 2(e) goes on to broaden the category to ‘ any case.