Reporting Excellence Awards, 2017

Each year the Court Statistics Project (CSP) recognizes states that have applied the leadership and resources necessary to improve the quantity and quality of their reported caseload data. The 2016 Data Year award winners are:

Alabama Court of Last Resort - Appellate Court Caseloads

The Clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court engaged additional resources to conduct case-by-case reviews to determine the case types of all cases filed and disposed during the year, as well as information on the manner of disposition and case outcomes for those disposed cases. This review resulted in the Court being able to increase the amount of publishable case type data from 20% in 2015 to 95% in 2016.

Supreme Court of Connecticut - Appellate Court Caseloads

With help from appellate court staff, Connecticut data specialists were able to accurately and fully map all appellate court case types to the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting, resulting in both the Supreme Court and Appellate Court reporting 100% publishable incoming data. Connecticut now reports statewide 100% publishable incoming data from all court levels.

Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts - Trial Court Caseloads

After forming a CSP Workgroup, Maryland made great strides in reporting criminal cases adding 13 case types in both general and limited courts with 2015 data.  For 2016, through careful mapping, Maryland improved civil and juvenile reporting adding 15 case types for general jurisdiction courts.  This two-year effort increased Maryland’s publishable incoming trial caseload by 51%.

Utah Supreme Court - Trial Court Caseloads

With the addition of new case types in the case management system and accompanying data entry training, Utah trial courts reached 100% publishable incoming cases joining the Utah Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to reach statewide 100% publishable incoming data from all court levels.

Award Year

Data Year

Previous Winners

2016

2015

Trial Court: Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Minnesota; Nevada
Appellate: Alabama (Court of Civil Appeals & Court of Criminal Appeals), Delaware

2016

2014

Trial Court: Arkansas & Massachusetts
Appellate: New Hampshire & Utah

2015

2013

Trial Court: Alaska, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska & Texas
Appellate: West Virginia & Wyoming

2014

2012

Trial Court: Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina & Washington state

2012

2010

Trial Court: Nevada & New Hampshire
Appellate: Missouri

2011

2009

Trial Court: Alabama, California & Puerto Rico

2010

2008

Trial Court: Arizona & Minnesota
Appellate: Tennessee

2009

2007

Trial Court: Hawai'I, Kansas, New York & Utah
Appellate: Florida