List Of Tables

1.        Judicial Branch Governance

1.1.      Governance of the Judicial Branch

        a.      Governance of the Judicial Branch

        b.      Date of Data

1.2.      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

        e.      Date of Data

1.3       Preparation and Submission of Judicial Branch Budget

        a.      Request and Submission

        b.      Budget Period and Percent of General Fund

        c.      Line Items and Movement

        d.      Date of Data

1.4.      Funds Dedicated to Judicial Branch

        a.      Judicial Funds: Uses

        b.      Judicial Funds: Uses-Cont’d

        c.      Sources of Revenue and Retention of Dedicated Funds

        d.      Date of Data

1.5.      Judicial Nominating Commissions

        a.      Commission Name and Courts for which Judges are Nominated

        b.      Authorization

        c.      Terms

        d.      Date of Data

1.6.        Judicial Performance Evaluation

        a.      Evaluating Body and Authorization

        b.      Composition and Procedures

        c.      Date of Data

1.7.       Judicial Compensation Commissions

        a.      Name, Year, Authorization, and Composition

        b.      Procedures and Duties

        c.      Date of Data

1.8.      Provision for Judicial Education

        a.      Pre-Bench Education/Orientation

        b.      Continuing Legal Education

        c.      Date of Data

1.9.         Judicial Discipline: Investigating and Adjudicating Bodies

        a.      Investigating Bodies and Membership

        b.      Adjudicating Bodies and Appeals

        c.      Disciplining Bodies and Actions

        d.      Date of Data

1.10.       Media Coverage in the Courtroom

        a.      Effective Year and Who Must Consent

        b.      Objections and Limits on Equipment

        c.      Prohibited Cases and Participants

        d.      Date of Data

1.11.       Assignment of Retired Judges

        a.      Assignment of Retired Judges

        b.      Date of Data

1.12.         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

        e.      Date of Data

1.13.    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)

        i.      Date of Data

1.14.      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

        h.      Date of Data

1.15.      Sentencing Commissions

        a.      Commission Name and Authority

        b.      Year Established, Composition, and Responsibilities

        c.      Date of Data

1.16.      Court Interpreters

        a.      Certification Requirements

        b.      Funding Source for Interpreters by Case Category

        c.      Date of Data

1.17.      Courts and Guardians

        a.      Guardian Certification

        b.      Certification Requirements

        c.      Qualifications

        d.      Reviews

        e.      Date of Data

1.18.        Tribal Courts

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

        b.      Public Law 280

        c.      Date of Data

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2.      Appellate Courts

2.1.       Appellate Courts

        a.      Authorization

        b.      Place(s) of Sessions

        c.      Number of Divisions

        d.      Date of Data

2.2.      Number of Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Number of Appellate Court Judges

        b.      Judges by Gender

        c.      Judges by Race

        d.      Judges by Ethnicity

        e.      Date of Data

2.3.       Selection of Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Judicial Selection: Full Term

        b.      Judicial Selection: Unexpired Term

        c.      Date of Data

2.4.      Qualifications to Serve as an Appellate Court Judge

        a.      Residency and Age Requirements

        b.      Legal Credentials

        c.      Date of Data

2.5.      Source of Rule Making Authority of COLRs

        a.      Rule Making Authority by Specific Areas

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

        c.      Date of Data

2.6.      Chief Justices/Judges: Authority and Responsibilities

        a.      Chief Justices/Judges: Authority

        b.      Chief Justices/ Judges: Responsibilities

        c.      Date of Data

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

        a.      Number of Clerks

        b.      Method of Selections and Term for Chief Clerk

        c.      Date of Data

2.8.       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

        j.       Date of Data

2.9.      Provision of Legal Support to Appellate Court Judges

        a.      Provision of Legal Support: Number of Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys for Chief Justices

        b.      Provision of Legal Support: Number of Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys for Each Associate Justice/Judge

        c.      Provision of Legal Support: Number of Central Law Staff

        d.      Date of Data

2.10.         Appellate Court Jurisdiction

        a.      Appeal by Right

        b.      Appeal by Permission

        c.      Death Penalty

        d.      Original Proceeding

        e.      Date of Data

2.11.        Structure of Appellate Court Panels

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

        b.      Date of Data

2.12.       Reviewing Appeals/Orig. Proceedings by Permission

        a.      Reviewing Appeals/Original Proceedings by Permission

        b.      Date of Data

2.13.         Expediting Procedures in Appellate Cases

        a.      Expedited Appeals

        b.      Expedited Procedures

        c.      Date of Data

2.14.    Oral Arguments in Appellate Cases

        a.      Time Limits and Formal Requests

        b.      Archiving, Public Record, and Streaming

        c.      Date of Data

2.15.      Administrative Agency Appeals

        a.      Administrative Appeals

        b.      Administrative Appeals – continued

        c.      Date of Data

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3.    Trial Courts

3.1.       Trial Courts

        a.      Authority that Establishes the Court

        b.      Geographic Jurisdiction

        c.      Number of Courts

        d.      Date of Data

3.2.      Number of Trial Court Judges

        a.      Number of Trial Court Judges

        b.      Judges by Gender

        c.      Judges by Race

        d.      Judges by Ethnicity

        e.      Date of Data

3.3.       Selection of Trial Court Judges

        a.      Method of Initial Selection

        b.      Method of Retention and Geographic Basis for Selection

        c.      Date of Data

3.4.      Qualifications to Serve as a Trial Court Judge

        a.      Residency and Age Requirements

        b.      Legal Credentials

        c.      Date of Data

3.5.      Presiding Judge: Selection

        a.      Title, Source of Authority, and Geographic Jurisdiction

        b.      Method of Selection and Term

        c.      Date of Data

3.6.        Presiding Judges: Responsibilities

        a.      Responsibilities of the Presiding Judge

        b.      Date of Data

3.7.       Quasi-Judicial Officers: Number and Responsibilities

        a.      Total Number of Quasi-Judicial Officers

        b.      Quasi-Judicial Officers by Case Type

        c.      Date of Data

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

        a.      Number and Selection of Trial Court Administrators

        b.      Trial Court Administrators: Jurisdiction

        c.      Management Responsibilities of Trial Court Administrators

        d.      Date of Data

3.9.         Trial Court Clerks: Selection and Mgmt Responsibilities

        a.      Number and Selection of Trial Court Clerks

        b.      Trial Court Clerks: Jurisdiction

        c.      Management Responsibilities of Trial Court Clerks

        d.      Date of Data

3.10.        Making the Trial Record

        a.      Making the Trial Record

        b.      Date of Data

3.11.       Initial Hearing of Administrative Agency Appeals

        a.      Initial Administrative Appeals

        b.      Initial Administrative Appeals –Cont’d

        c.      Date of Data

3.12.         Specialized Jurisdiction: Problem-Solving Courts

        a.      Types of Problem-Solving Courts and Jurisdiction

        b.      Date of Data

3.13.    Sentencing Procedures in Death Penalty Cases

        a.      Sentencing Procedures in Death Penalty Cases

        b.      Date of Data

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4.    Juries

4.1.       Grand Juries: Composition and Functions

        a.      Composition and Functions

        b.      Composition and Functions Cont’d

        c.      Date of Data

4.2.      Trial Juries: Qualifications and Sources for Juror Service

        a.      Statutory Authority

        b.      Source Lists

        c.      Requirements

        d.      Date of Data

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

        a.      Exemptions and Terms of Service

        b.      Source of Juror Pay

        c.      Date of Data

4.4.      Trial Juries: Allocation of Peremptory Challenges

        a.      Felony Peremptory Challenges

        b.      Misdemeanor Peremptory Challenges

        c.      Civil Peremptory Challenges

        d.      Date of Data

4.5.      Trial Juries: Size and Verdict Rules

        a.      Felony Juries

        b.      Misdemeanor Juries

        c.      Civil Juries

        d.      Date of Data

4.6.        Juror Procedures and Practices

        a.      Juror Practices Used in Criminal and Civil Trials

        b.      Date of Data

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5.      Technology

5.1.       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

        j.       Date of Data

5.2.      IT Responsibilities by Selected Function

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

        b.      Date of Data

5.3.       IT Responsibilities by Sel. Function: Communications

        a.      Video Responsibilities

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

        c.      Phones/Email/Satellite Broadcast

        d.      Date of Data

5.4.      E-filing: Appellate Courts

        a.      E-filing System Use

        b.      E-filing System Details

        c.      Date of Data

5.5.      E-filing: Trial Courts

        a.      E-filing Civil

        b.      E-filing Criminal

        c.      E-filing Domestic Relations

        d.      E-filing Juvenile

        e.      E-filing Traffic, Parking, Local ordinance

        f.      Date of Data

5.6.        Remote Online Public Access to Case Information

        a.      Type of Case Information Provided

        b.      Type of Case Information Provided - continued

        c.      Date of Data

5.7.       Case Management Systems: Appellate Courts

        a.      System Use

        b.      System Details

        c.      Date of Data

5.8.      Case Management Systems: Trial Courts

        a.      System Details

        b.      Date of Data

5.9.         Back Office Systems

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

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

        c.      Date of Data

5.10.        Infrastructure Hosting

        a.      Servers, Data Centers, and E-mail

        b.      WAN and Web-Based Phone Systems

        c.      Date of Data

5.11.       Jury Management Systems

        a.      System Use

        b.      System Functions

        c.      Date of Data

5.12       Emerging Court Technologies

        a.      Emerging Court Technologies

        b.      Emerging Court Technologies (cont'd.)

        c.      Emerging Court Technologies (cont'd.)

        d.      Emerging Court Technologies (cont'd.)

        e.      Date of Data

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