Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 2: TO MEET ALL RESPONSIBILITIES TO EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THE COURT AND ITS ACTIVITIES IN A TIMELY AND EXPEDITIOUS MANNER.


Objective

2.1 To encourage timely case management and processing.

Intent of the Objective

The American Bar Association, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators have recommended that all courts adopt time standards for expeditious case management. Such time standards are intended to serve as a tool for expediting case processing and reducing delay. The Louisiana Supreme Court adopted time aspirational standards in 1993 for itself, the courts of appeal, and for the general civil, summary civil, and domestic relations cases at the district court level. The Louisiana Supreme Court and the courts of appeal measure performance against time standards with the assistance of automated case management information systems. At the other levels of court, however, performance against time standards cannot be easily measured, due to the low level of automation. Time standards are also included in the Louisiana Children’s Code in the form of maximum time limits for the holding of hearings in Child in Need of Care cases and other types of juvenile cases. Performance against these time standards, however, cannot be easily measured due to a general lack of automation. This objective focuses on strategies for developing interim manual case management systems and techniques while automated case management information systems are being developed. The objective also focuses on timeliness as it relates to the need for the timely commencement of proceedings.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to reduce delays and improve case management.

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1010664624What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to reduce delays and improve case management?Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to reduce delays and improve case management.
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Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to reduce delays and improve case management.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
BATON ROUGE CITY COURT
Baton Rouge City Court continued to use a computer-automated allotment system for cases, reviews and enhanced manual processes, and provided reports of case and docket information for attorneys and the public. Additionally, the court is in the process of completing an request for proposals to obtain an updated case management system.
CROWLEY CITY COURT
The court purchased and installed Quick Books for all court accounts.
JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT
The court began searching vital records to close and recall attachments in cases where the defendants are deceased. The court continued to update and create new programs to our Parish Court Information Management System.
JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT
The court adjusted the number of cases set on the daily dockets, when necessary, to manage the case flow.
JENNINGS CITY COURT
The court added additional court dates to allow for more efficient or more timely processing of cases, in particular criminal cases.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
The court has a state-of-the-art case management system that helped ensure efficient case management. The court maintained and regularly updated the system.
NEW IBERIA CITY COURT
The court installed new computer software to increase efficiency.
NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT
New Orleans Municipal Court maintained a case management system that is updated on an ongoing basis. The court, in conjunction with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF), implemented the electronic subpoena system through OPISIS. All defendant, witness and New Orleans Police Department subpoenas were transferred electronically to OPISIS. The court continued to work with NOPJF to implement the electronic warrant system. The court expanded the ONBASE scanning system which provides a backup system of all current and finished cases which come through the court. The court maintained an additional server to insure current back up of our case management and ONBASE systems. The court has a current record retention policy on file with Secretary of State's office.
OPELOUSAS CITY COURT
The court implemented a paperless, web-based case management system that improved the efficacy of court processes.
THIBODAUX CITY COURT
Thibodaux City Court began the process of installing a new software system funded by a grant from the Louisiana Supreme Court.
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Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective10 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below48 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective4 courts (BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT)
Employed case managers to expedite court processes4 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Encouraged alternative dispute resolutions12 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Implemented or maintained the use of pre-trial conferences29 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Implemented or maintained time standards for case processing10 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Improved communication with police, sheriff's and marshal's offices28 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Improved docketing and scheduling32 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Improved the manual system of case processing24 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Installed or maintained an automated case allotment system14 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT)
Installed or maintained an automated case management system28 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Planned the development of an automated case management system10 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Took action, such as implementing new or modified software or case tracking procedures or adding additional staff, to improve the timeliness and quality of child abuse and neglect adjudications4 courts (BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Took steps to reduce cases under advisement22 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT)
Used docket status reports16 courts (BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)

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