Judges of circuit, chancery, probate, and juvenile courts are directed to submit reports of cases that have been under advisement for more than 90 days to the Administrative Office at the end of each calendar quarter. If the AOC determines that the parties or their counsel did not cause the delay, it recommends to the Supreme Court that a judge be assigned to dispose of the delayed case. Noncompliance with the order constitutes grounds for discipline.
Justices and judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are directed to submit reports of cases in which an opinion has not been issued within 60 days to the chief justice of the Supreme Court. The report will be reviewed and reassigned or appropriate actions will be taken to dispose of the case. Willful noncompliance will constitute grounds for discipline.
Reports are available to the public through open records requests. Reports/summaries are received by the state court administrator, the AOC staff, the chief justice, and the Supreme Court members, and are reviewed quarterly.