Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Cal Court Stats Report is available!

It's that time of year again! Find out how  your favorite appellate courts stack up in the annual stat pack:
The report is here.  News release here. (See later post here for summarized details.)

Court Statistics Report
The Court Statistics Report (CSR) is published annually by the Judicial Council of California and is designed to fulfill the provisions of article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution, which requires the Judicial Council to survey the condition and business of the California courts. The CSR combines 10-year statewide summaries of superior court filings and dispositions with similar workload indicators for the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. The 2014 CSR also provides more detailed information on filings and dispositions in the individual superior courts for the most recent fiscal year for which data are available, 2012–2013.
Caseload Data and Court Workload
California’s court system is the largest in the world and serves a population of more than 38 million people—about 12 percent of the total U.S. population—and more than 2,000 judicial officers and approximately 19,000court employees statewide address the full range of cases heard each year. The vast majority of cases in theCalifornia courts begin in one of the 58 superior, or trial, courts, which reside in each of the state’s 58counties. With more than 500 court buildings throughout the state, these courts hear both civil and criminal cases as well as family, probate, mental health, juvenile, and traffic cases.