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Staffing Levels and Operating Expenses: Over the past four years, the number of judges has increased while the number of clerical staff persons has decreased.
Compensation: Salaries of court staff have been frozen at times over the past four years.
Efficiency Measures: The Alabama courts have implemented and plan in the coming year to continue to implement e-filing, an electronic document management system, an enhanced case management system, electronic workflow, e-payment of fees and fines, and a virtual web-based information center to provide public access to records. All civil cases were mandated to be electronically filed as of October 1, 2012.
Business Processes: The Alabama courts use videoconferencing of arraignments for incarcerated defendants.
Centralization: Prior to 2009, the Alabama courts created a centralized call center and a centralized payable center and centralized traffic citation processing.
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