Performance of the Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 4: TO USE PUBLIC RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY


Objective

4.2 To manage caseloads effectively and use available resources efficiently and productively.

Intent of the Objective

The courts of appeal should manage their caseloads in a cost-effective and efficient manner and in a way that does not sacrifice the rights or interests of litigants. As an institution reliant on public resources, the courts of appeal recognize their responsibility to use resources prudently and process and resolve cases in an efficient manner.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in 2015-2016 to manage caseloads effectively: technologies installed, implemented or utilized.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010682540What kinds of technologies, if any, did your court install, implement or utilize during the reporting period?Actions taken in 2015-2016 to manage caseloads effectively: technologies installed, implemented or utilized.
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Actions taken in 2015-2016 to manage caseloads effectively: technologies installed, implemented or utilized.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
1st Circuit
The First Circuit maintained its ENotification program, whereby litigants voluntarily register to receive Clerk's Office issuances via email. The court maintained EClerk's Counter whereby the public can order copies of a record in an appeal or a writ application on a CD or request paper copies. Online payment for these services is an option using Visa and MasterCard. The court allowed EFiling as another service available through EClerk's Counter.
2nd Circuit
The Second Circuit programmer was actively involved in observing the clerk's office functions and needs. Once the new case management system is in place the court will move forward to e-filing and e-notification.
5th Circuit
The Fifth Circuit maintained an e-filing system which is regularly updated and improved.
ResponseResponse_Court
Acquired or updated legal research materials5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective3 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Bought additional personal computers4 courts (1st Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Bought mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets4 courts (1st Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below:5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Created or updated a court website5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Did not address this objective0
Installed/updated/used electronic monitoring1 court (3rd Circuit)
Installed/updated/used e-mail/internet5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Installed/updated/used legal research software5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Installed/updated/used new audio-visual equipment3 courts (1st Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Installed/updated/used video-conferencing/arraignment system0
Installed/updated/used/digital audio/video equipment4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Planned or installed an e-filing system5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Upgraded word processing software4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Used social media0

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