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Courts Improve Caseload System; Need to Address Supplemental Resources, Report No. 99-38, March 2000
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  • At the direction of the Legislature, the Florida Supreme Court's Office of the State Courts Administrator has developed a weighted caseload system to determine judicial workload and assess the need for additional judges. The new system is reasonable, and the Court should be commended for its efforts.
  • We recommend that the Legislature consider requiring the Florida Supreme Court to study the impact of using supplemental resources such as special masters, hearing officers, and mediators, on judicial workload. This information will be critical as the state defines and assumes funding for the state court system.

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. 97-67 Information Brief on Weighted Caseload Methods of Assessing Judicial Workload and Certifying the Need for Additional Judges, published in March 1998.
  • 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.

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