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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Report just released from IU on "How fiscal constraints affect the Indiana judiciary and access to justice"

Here is the 12-page report, I haven't reviewed it yet, but have looked at the conclusion:

Elected leaders and officials of government face tough challenges in determining the most effective means of providing judicial services. From empirical evidence, those states that have moved toward a unified system of court administration have improved efficiency, effectiveness, and equality in their provision of justice. In addition, increased professionalization and management training appear to be critical components in operating a well-functioning court system. Judges, administrators, and staff should have the capability to manage increasingly large and complex caseloads. Evidence also suggests that significant cost saving can be realized through the use of electronic case filing and management systems. However, implementing any or all of these approaches to judicial service provision requires careful planning, the buy-in of local judges and administrators, and adequate resources necessary to implement them.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 19, 2012 10:36 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts