Montana

Effective Date: 1996
State:
Montana
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(submission date to final opinion)            
100% within 180 days  
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Misc
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Montana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Montana has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Monitoring Information: Montana does not publish or make available to the public reports/summaries with time standards. The Supreme Court members receive reports/summaries with appellate time standards. These reports/summaries are reviewed monthly.
Notes: Montana is not in the process of implementing or considering the future development of case processing time standards for its trial courts.

The appellate standard is a basic aim, and it is realized that complexities of issues and caseload may require additional time.