Contract Cases Continue to Dominate General Jurisdiction Civil Caseloads
Though there are many case types that comprise Civil caseloads, the 7 subcategories shown in the chart
encompass all of them. Two things are immediately apparent from these figures: contract cases typically
dominate general jurisdiction court caseloads and not all general jurisdiction courts have jurisdiction
over all civil cases. For example, 6 of these 17 courts do not process any of their state’s small claims cases,
3 states have separate probate courts to handle those matters, and 6 states likewise process their mental
health cases in a limited jurisdiction court.