CJI Implementation Tools

On July 27, 2016, the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) approved a Resolution endorsing the Recommendations of the CCJ Civil Justice Improvements (CJI) Committee and encouraging their members to consider the Recommendations to improve the delivery of civil justice in their own states. Under the direction of the CJI Steering Committee, the NCSC and IAALS developed an Implementation Plan to provide education, technical assistance, and practical tools to help state and local courts implement the Recommendations. To request information about the Recommendations or additional resources on civil justice reform efforts use the Contact Us form. To request a CJI expert for an education program or to request technical assistance, please complete and email the Request Technical Assistance Form to Nathaniel Ralstin at nralstin@ncsc.org.

The tools below provide a variety of assistance to jurisdictions interested in civil justice reform.

Case Management VizTool

Interested in visualizing team-based case management concepts, the potential for automation in case management, and associated business rules and processes? The Case Management Visualization Tool (VizTool) captures these concepts in an interactive process map and also allows users to create and tailor maps unique to their own jurisdiction. Access the VizTool here.

DIY Assessment Guide

Learn how to do your own civil landscape with this tool: Assessing the Landscape of Civil Litigation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for State Courts.

Automated Civil Case Triage and Caseflow Management Requirements

These Case Management System (CMS) requirements incorporate triage and pathway caseflow concepts. Access the requirements here.

A Guide to Building Civil Case Management Teams

The CCMT Guide describes how administrative and skilled court staff can be trained and empowered to undertake case management responsibilities, freeing judicial officers to focus on tasks that require their unique judicial expertise.

Transforming our Civil Justice System for the 21st Century: A Roadmap for Implementation

Courts will begin the process of reforming their civil justice systems at different points, addressing different needs, and with different preexisting knowledge and experience. A Roadmap for Implementation outlines preliminary steps that courts can take to implement the CJI recommendations in a way that is thoughtful, responsive to the needs of court users, well-designed, and well-executed so that the reforms have the greatest likelihood of success.