Reports from Courts

Statewide

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The following states have implemented CourTools measures on a statewide basis.

California:

  • California publishes trial court performance measures as CalCourTools starting on page 41 of its annual statistical report

Colorado:

Georgia:

Massachusetts:

  • The Massachusetts adaptation of CourTools, initiated in 2006, is known as Court Metrics.

Michigan:

  • The approach to statewide implementation of court performance measures
  • View county by county court performance measures via this portal.
  • A unique and innovative set of metrics and descriptors about the state judiciary is published here.

Minnesota:

Montana:

  • Documents that describe the initiation of statewide District Court performance measures and data improvement

New Jersey:

Ohio:

  • The Ohio Supreme Court’s approach to statewide implementation of court performance measures
  • See a sample Ohio CourTools implementation report for an Ohio trial court

Oregon:

Pennsylvania:

  • Pennsylvania’s civil case inventory project dashboard has two tabs. The “Case Aging 2014” tab shows the age and type of civil cases on the courts’ dockets. The “Civil Inventory” tab shows the differences between counties where courts closely control the dockets to those where attorneys are held accountable to a timetable or case management plan. 

Utah:

  • See the measures here in a dynamic web tool that allows viewers to drill down on case types, courts, and time periods

Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin publishes clearance rates, time to disposition and age of active pending statewide for its general jurisdiction circuit courts here.

Trial Courts

The following general and limited jurisdiction courts have used CourTools measures successfully over several years to improve court management.

14th Judicial District, Durham County, NC Performance Measures.

17th Judicial Circuit, Kent County, MI has implemented the full 10 Measures and publishes results on their well-designed Web page.

17th Judicial Circuit, IL implements CourTools Measure 1 - Access and Fairness.  View the summer 2012 survey results. 

19th Judicial District, IL organizes its performance measurement in a system it calls the SMAART Performance Measurement System. View the SMAART reports.

Bexar County, TX shows reports by court by judge, and has some innovative measures using cost. See all their judicial management reports here. 

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court OH publishes results for Measures 2, 3, 4 5, 8, on its web site.  Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court reported on Access and Fairness here.

Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court OH is working on several measures.

Harris County, TX (Houston) - Criminal Courts at Law publish results on Measures 2, 3, and 4.

Lee's Summit, MO - Municipal Court performance measures reports.

Lubbock County District Courts and County Courts at Law - These courts have used CourTools measures since 2005. See all their annual reports.

King County Superior Court, WA publishes Measures 2, 3, and 4 by case type, along with other measures.

Montgomery County, MD Circuit Court uses CourTools and publishes its results.

Scottsdale City Court, AZ publishes its performances results in the Executive Summaries section here.

Tarrant County Texas created a judicial dashboard.

Tippecanoe, IN County Courts (Circuit and Superior) have conducted the Measure 1, Access and Fairness survey, for seven years.