Appellate Innovations E-Catalog

What's in this guide?

Summarized results of the 2015 survey and the innovations being put into place by many appellate courts.  

  Main Appellate Page
    Summary of Appellate Innovations Survey
    Widespread Technology Innovations
    Technology Innovations On the Horizon
    Preparing the Record
    Briefing Stage
    Case Assignment/Scheduling
    Preparing Opinion/Decision
    Other Innovations

For more information about the Appellate Innovations Survey, please email John Doerner.

In 2015, the State Justice Institute awarded a grant  and provided funding to the NCSC, in conjunction with the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA), the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), to develop an electronic catalog of innovative practices and technological applications in the state appellate courts to operate more efficiently and better enable them to reduce the average time to disposition.  Representatives of each of these organizations formed a project committee to work with NCSC staff in pursuing this effort, which included a comprehensive survey of state and territorial courts of last resort (COLR) and intermediate appellate courts (IAC). 

This e-catalog is designed to be an easily accessible and valuable resource to appellate court leaders as they seek to improve timeliness within their own court and learn from the experiences of their colleagues across the United States.  

Conference of Chief Justices   Chief Justices Mark Martin (NC), Co-chair and Lorie Gildea (MN)
Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal   Judges William Murphy (MI), Co-chair and  Larry Vaught (AR)
Conference of State Court Administrators   State Court Administrators P.K. Jameson (FL) and Michael Buenger (OH)
National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC)   Appellate Court Clerks Jenny Kitchings (SC) and Rory Perry (WV)
At Large    Justice David Brewer (OR)
National Center for State Courts   Principal Court Management Consultant John Doerner