State Court Organization (SCO) presents detailed comparative data about how state trial and appellate courts are organized and administered in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands. With topics ranging from the types of courts established in each state to specific aspects of law or procedure, State Court Organization is the source for authoritative answers to fundamental questions about the operations of each state’s court system.

The information compiled for SCO is available through a web-based, interactive application that allows users to customize the display of data so that it best answers their questions. Comparison is facilitated by the ability of users to sort and filter data to focus on specific issues of interest and characteristics of courts. This interactive approach to State Court Organization information facilitates the examination of differing state approaches to court administration and related procedures and rules.

Start finding the answers to your State Court Organization questions by clicking on the Interactive Application above right.

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Citation: S. Strickland, R. Schauffler, R. LaFountain & K. Holt, eds. State Court Organization. Last uploaded 30 June 2017. National Center for State Courts. [Accessed day month year]