Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 4: TO MAINTAIN JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, WHILE OBSERVING THE PRINCIPLE OF COMITY IN ITS GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PUBLIC.


Objective

4.5 To recognize new conditions or emerging events and to adjust court operations as necessary

Intent of the Objective

Effective courts are responsive to trends and emerging issues. This objective requires courts to recognize and respond appropriately. A court that moves deliberately in response to such issues is a stabilizing force in society and acts consistently with its role in maintaining the rule of law and building public trust and confidence.

Responses To Objective

  1. Technologies installed or implemented in FY 2015-2016.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010664631What kinds of technologies, if any, did your court install or implement during the reporting period?Technologies installed or implemented in FY 2015-2016.
(Hover on the chart for more information and click on the chart to see which courts chose that response.)
Technologies installed or implemented in FY 2015-2016.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
BAKER CITY COURT
Baker City Court installed a new case management system.
CROWLEY CITY COURT
The court updated its copier, purchased additional computer monitors and filing cabinets, updated its postage meter, purchased a large white dry/erase board for the courtroom to post upcoming court dates for all litigants to see, and added additional electrical outlets in the courtroom to more readily allow for courtroom efficiency.
JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT
The court installed new SQL database machine for the Parish Court Information Management System (PCIMS) and started a rewrite of the probation module within the PCIMS system.
JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT
Second Parish Court installed Cisco networking equipment which will enable the conversion to voice-over IP phones. Installation of the telephones will commence in the near future. Also, the court has installed a new database server and is anticipating the installation of a new email server.
JENNINGS CITY COURT
The court updated bookkeeping software.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
Lafayette City Court continued work on a new website, which will allow interaction with the public, members of the bar and other government agencies as needed.
MINDEN CITY COURT
The court installed civil, criminal, and juvenile case management software.
ResponseResponse_Court
Acquired or updated legal research materials31 courts (ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC 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, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective7 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT)
Bought additional personal computers22 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT)
Bought mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets13 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below45 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, BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA 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, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY 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, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Created or updated a court website28 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN 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, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective6 courts (EUNICE CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT)
Installed or updated an automated security system11 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Installed or updated audio-visual equipment7 courts (CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Installed or updated digital audio/video12 courts (BOGALUSA CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT)
Installed or updated electronic monitoring5 courts (BOGALUSA CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT)
Installed or updated e-mail/internet20 courts (BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Installed or updated legal research software15 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BOSSIER 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, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Installed or updated real-time reporting9 courts (BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT)
Installed or updated video-conferencing/arraignment system8 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Upgraded word processing software17 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT)
Used social media3 courts (LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT)

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