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Judicial Case Management Practices Vary Throughout State; Better Case Data Needed, Report No. 09-06, January 2009
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Florida circuit and county courts use a variety of case management practices to improve efficiency and reduce delays. As part of these practices, the Florida Supreme Court has adopted statewide rules that address trial court administration, time standards, case management, and use of court technology, among other issues. Many circuits in Florida use nationally recognized case management practices. These include using administrative judges to lead court divisions; differentiated case management; modifying judicial assignments to meet caseload needs; encouraging case progress through frequent status conferences and firm trial dates; and using video technology for court appearances and internal conferencing. However, factors such as circuit geography, demographics requiring interpreters, resource availability, some circuit cultures, and concerns about invalid case management data can negatively affect circuit and county courts’ workload management.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Circuit Courts
County Courts
District Courts of Appeal
State Courts System
Supreme Court

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 15-13 A Review of Florida Circuit Courts, published in December 2015.
  • Report No. 15-12 Review of Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, published in December 2015.
  • Report No. 10-11A Clerk and Court State Funded Court-Related 2009-10 Fiscal Year Budget Information,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 10-11 Little Duplication in Court-Related Services; Clerk/Court Cooperation Should Be Improved,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 09-13 State’s Drug Courts Could Expand to Target Prison-Bound Adult Offenders, published in March 2009.
  • Report No. 09-02 Best Practices Could Help School Districts Reduce Their Food Service Program Costs,published in September 2009

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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