List Of Tables

I.        Judicial Branch Governance

1.      Governance of the Judicial Branch

2.      Judicial Councils and Conferences

        a.      Judicial Councils and Conferences, Authority, and Year Established

        b.      Composition and Appointment

        c.      Terms and Standing Committees

        d.      Roles and Advisory Capacity

3.       Preparation and Submission of Judicial Branch Budget

        a.      Request and Submission

        b.      Budget Period and Percent of General Fund

        c.      Line Items and Movement

4.      Funds Dedicated to Judicial Branch

        a.      Judicial Funds: Uses

        b.      Judicial Funds: Uses-Cont’d

        c.      Sources of Revenue and Retention of Dedicated Funds

5.      Judicial Nominating Commissions

        a.      Commission Name and Courts for which Judges are Nominated

        b.      Authorization

        c.      Terms

6.        Judicial Performance Evaluation

        a.      Evaluating Body and Authorization

        b.      Composition and Procedures

7.       Judicial Compensation Commissions

        a.      Name, Year, Authorization, and Composition

        b.      Procedures and Duties

8.      Provision for Judicial Education

        a.      Pre-Bench Education/Orientation

        b.      Continuing Legal Education

9.         Judicial Discipline: Investigating and Adjudicating Bodies

        a.      Investigating Bodies and Membership

        b.      Adjudicating Bodies and Appeals

        c.      Disciplining Bodies and Actions

10.       Media Cameras and Audio Coverage in the Courtroom

        a.      Effective Year and Who Must Consent

        b.      Objections and Limits on Equipment

        c.      Prohibited Cases and Participants

11.       Assignment of Retired Judges

        a.      Assignment of Retired Judges

        b.      Days of Assignment

12.         AOCs: Staffing by Function

        a.      Title and Appointment of the State Court Administrator

        b.      Number of AOC Staff Authorized and Funded

        c.      Number of AOC Staff by Function

        d.      Number of AOC Staff by Function – Cont’d

13.    AOCs: Trial Court Function Responsibilities

        a.      Name of AOC, Authority, and Year Created

        b.      Responsibilities of the AOC

        c.      Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

        d.      Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

        e.      Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

        f.       Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

        g.      Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

        h.      Responsibilities of the AOC (Cont’d)

14.      Trial Court Funding Sources for Selected Expend. Items

        a.      Salaries

        b.      Salaries (Cont’d) and Travel

        c.      Facilities

        d.      Equipment

        e.      Interpreters

        f.       Criminal Case Services

        g.      Civil/Domestic Relations Case Services

15.      Sentencing Commissions

        a.      Commission Name and Authority

        b.      Year Established, Composition, and Responsibilities

16.      Court Interpreters

        a.      Certification Requirements

        b.      Funding Source for Interpreters by Case Category

17.      Courts and Guardians

        a.      Guardian Certification

        b.      Certification Requirements

        c.      Qualifications

        d.      Reviews

18.        Tribal Courts

        a.      Number of Recognized Tribes, Justice Forums, and CFR Courts

        b.      Public Law 280

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II.      Appellate Courts

19.       Appellate Courts

        a.      Authorization

        b.      Place(s) of Sessions

        c.      Number of Divisions

20.      Number of Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Number of Appellate Court Judges

        b.      Judges by Gender

        c.      Judges by Race

        d.      Judges by Ethnicity

21.       Selection of Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Judicial Selection: Full Term

        b.      Judicial Selection: Unexpired Term

22.      Qualifications to Serve as an Appellate Court Judge

        a.      Residency and Age Requirements

        b.      Legal Credentials

23.      Source of Rule Making Authority of COLRs

        a.      Rule Making Authority by Specific Areas

        b.      Rule Making Authority by Specific Areas- Cont’d

24.      Chief Justices/Judges: Authority and Responsibilities

        a.      Chief Justices/Judges: Authority

        b.      Chief Justices/ Judges: Responsibilities

25.        Clerks of App. Cts: Numbers and Method of Selection

        a.      Number of Clerks

        b.      Method of Selections and Term for Chief Clerk

26.       App. Ct Clerks’ Office: Staffing and Responsibility

        a.      Total Staff and Clerk Management Responsibilities

        b.      Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        c.      Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        d.      Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        e.      Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        f.       Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        g.      Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        h.     Clerk Management Responsibilities Cont’d

        i.       Clerk Management Responsibilities End

27.      Provision of Law Clerks to Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Provision of Law Clerks: Number of Law Clerks for Chief Justices

        b.      Provision of Law Clerks: Number of Clerks for Each Associate Justice/Judge

        c.      Provision of Law Clerks: Number of Central Law Staff

28.         Appellate Court Jurisdiction

        a.      Appeal by Right

        b.      Appeal by Permission

        c.      Death Penalty

        d.      Original Proceeding

29.        Structure of Appellate Court Panels

        a.      Number and Size of Panels, Membership, and Rotation

30.       Reviewing Appeals/Orig. Proceedings by Permission

        a.      Reviewing Appeals/Original Proceedings by Permission

31.         Expediting Procedures in Appellate Cases

        a.      Expedited Appeals

        b.      Expedited Procedures

32.    Oral Arguments in Appellate Cases

        a.      Time Limits and Formal Requests

        b.      Archiving, Public Record, and Streaming

33.      Administrative Agency Appeals

        a.      Administrative Appeals

        b.      Administrative Appeals – continued

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III.    Trial Courts

34.       Trial Courts

        a.      Authority that Establishes the Court

        b.      Geographic Jurisdiction

        c.      Number of Courts

35.      Number of Trial Court Judges

        a.      Number and Gender of Trial Court Judges

        b.      Judges by Race

        c.      Judges by Ethnicity

36.       Selection of Trial Court Judges

        a.      Method of Initial Selection

        b.      Method of Retention and Geographic Basis for Selection

37.      Qualifications to Serve as a Trial Court Judge

        a.      Residency and Age Requirements

        b.      Legal Credentials

38.      Presiding Judge: Selection

        a.      Title, Source of Authority, and Geographic Jurisdiction

        b.      Method of Selection and Term

39.        Presiding Judges: Responsibilities

        a.      Responsibilities of the Presiding Judge

40.       Quasi-Judicial Officers: Number and Responsibilities

        a.      Total Number of Quasi-Judicial Officers

        b.      Quasi-Judicial Officers by Case Type

41.      Trial Ct Admin’s: Selection and Mgmt Responsibilities

        a.      Selection and Number of Trial Court Administrators

        b.      Number of Trial Court Administrators that Serve By:

42.         Trial Court Clerks: Sel. and Mgmt Responsibilities

        a.      Number of Trial Court Clerks

        b.      Number of Trial Court Clerks that Serve By:

        c.      Shared Clerks and Management Responsibilities

43.        Making the Trial Record

        a.      Making the Trial Record

44.       Initial Hearing of Administrative Agency Appeals

        a.      Initial Administrative Appeals

        b.      Initial Administrative Appeals –Cont’d

45.         Specialized Jurisdiction: Problem-Solving Courts

        a.      Types of Problem-Solving Courts and Jurisdiction

46.    Sentencing Procedures in Death Penalty Cases

        a.      Sentencing Procedures in Death Penalty Cases

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IV.    Juries

47.       Grand Juries: Composition and Functions

        a.      Composition and Functions

48.      Trial Juries: Qualifications and Sources for Juror Service

        a.      Statutory Authority

        b.      Source Lists

        c.      Requirements

49.       Trial Juries: Exemptions, Terms of Service, and Payment

        a.      Exemptions and Terms of Service

        b.      Source of Juror Pay:

50.      Trial Juries: Allocation of Peremptory Challenges

        a.      Felony Peremptory Challenges

        b.      Misdemeanor Peremptory Challenges

        c.      Civil Peremptory Challenges

51.      Trial Juries: Size and Verdict Rules

        a.      Felony Juries

        b.      Misdemeanor Juries

        c.      Civil Juries

52.        Juror Procedures and Practices

        a.      Juror Practices Used in Criminal and Civil Trials

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V.      Technology

53.       External Information Exchanges

        a.      Criminal History/State Dept. of Justice

        b.      Law Enforcement/Corrections

        c.      Public Defenders/Prosecutors

        d.      Private Attorneys/Probation

        e.      Social Services/Finance

        f.       Motor Vehicles/Schools

        g.      Health/Vital Statistics

        h.      Immigration Services/Other Courts

        i.       Local Executive Branch

54.      IT Responsibilities by Selected Function

        a.      IT Responsibilities of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

55.       IT Responsibilities by Sel. Function: Communications

        a.      Video Responsibilities

        b.      Video (cont’d)/ Audio/ VOIP

        c.      Phones/Email/Satellite Broadcast

56.      E-filing: Appellate Courts

        a.      E-filing System Use

        b.      E-filing System Details

57.      E-filing: Trial Courts

        a.      E-filing System Use

        b.      E-filing Civil

        c.      E-filing Criminal

        d.      E-filing Domestic Relations

        e.      E-filing Juvenile

        f.       E-filing Traffic, Parking, Local ordinance

58.        Remote Online Public Access to Case Information

        a.      Type of Case Information Provided

        b.      Type of Case Information Provided - continued

59.       Case Management Systems: Appellate Courts

        a.      System Use

        b.      System Details

60.      Case Management Systems: Trial Courts

        a.      System Use

        b.      System Details

61.         Back Office Systems

        a.      Branch that Maintains Human Resources, Payroll, and Purchasing

        b.      Branch that Maintains Financial, Budgeting, and Asset Tracking

62.        Infrastructure Hosting

        a.      Servers, Data Centers, and E-mail

        b.      WAN and Web-Based Phone Systems

63.       Jury Management Systems

        a.      System Use

        b.      System Functions

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