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Information Brief on Weighted Caseload Methods of Assessing Judicial Workload and Certifying the Need for Additional Judges, Report No. 97-67, March 1998
 
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  • The Supreme Court should adopt a weighted caseload system for assessing judicial workload and certifying the need for additional judges. (See page 2, column 2.)
  • Adopting a weighted caseload system would significantly improve the accuracy of assessments of the workload of the judicial branch. As a result, the Supreme Court, the Legislature, and local governments could make more informed decisions about the use and distribution of judicial resources. (See page 2, column 2.)
  • Experts estimate that implementing a weighted caseload system would cost approximately $52,000. Similar costs would be incurred every four years when the weights were updated. (See page 2, columnĀ 1.)
  • A weighted caseload system would assist the Court in implementing performance-based budgeting for the judicial branch. (See pageĀ 2, column 2.)

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-38 Information Brief: Courts Improve Caseload System; Need to Address Supplemental Resources, published in March 2000.
  • Report No. 97-36 Review of the Efficiency of the Two-Tiered Trial Court System and the Process for Certifying Judges, published in January 1998.

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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