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A recent study conducted by the National Center for State Courts says 3 Southwest Virginia judicial districts need more judges to handle the caseloads. The Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report says both the 28th and 29th judicial districts need another circuit court judge and a juvenile and domestic relations judge. Read the full story on WSET.com.
A new state study suggests that the 17th Judicial Circuit, which includes Arlington and Falls Church, currently has just the right number of judges for the workload it handles. The “Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report,” conducted by researchers from the National Center for State Courts, suggests that the Arlington/Falls Church Circuit Court handles enough workload to merit 2.8 judges, which rounds up to three using criteria applied statewide. Read the full story in the Sun Gazette.
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) announces publication of a major research report evaluating the Red Hook Community Justice Center (Justice Center), which concludes that the community court model can reduce crime and strengthen neighborhoods in a cost-efficient way. Read the full press release.
Chief Judge John C. Martin of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has been elected president of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA). He will serve a one-year term, which becomes effective today at the conference’s annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Read the full press release.