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 2017 Data Year award winners are:

Kentucky Trial Courts

State Court Administrator: Ms. Laurie Dudgeon

Data Specialists: Daniel Sturtevant and Cameron Brown (submit the matrix); Kathy Schiflett, Tammy Manley, Elizabeth Lucas

CSP Liaison: Kathryn Genthon

In the last few years the Kentucky AOC has diligently worked to improve their data reporting capabilities as a part of modernizing their Research and Statistics division. They incorporated the CSP case type definitions and worked with CSP staff to ensure compliance with those definitions. Kentucky was able to increase their publishable percentage by 40% between 2012 and 2017, and also worked to improve their past data by resubmitting it for the 2012 to 2016 data years using their improved data reporting methods.

Vermont Trial Courts

State Court Administrator: Ms. Patricia Gabel

Data Specialists: Dawn Sanborn and Carolyn Keyes

CSP Liaison: Brittney Via

Vermont expanded their mapping for specific sub-categories within each case category; this effort resulted in an overall publishability increase of 51%.

Vermont Supreme Court

State Court Administrator: Ms. Patricia Gabel

Data Specialist: Monica Bombard

CSP Liaison: Brittney Via

With the implementation of a new database and working with a staff attorney to help map appellate court cases to the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting, the Supreme Court of Vermont was able to increase their publishable incoming data by 31% as well as add additional caseload data across the data matrix.

Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals

State Court Administrator: Ms. Pamela Q. Harris

Data Specialists: Dominique Johnigan (submits matrix with help this year from Brad Powers); Jamie Walter and Justin Bernstein

CSP Liaison: Brittney Via

In 2017, Maryland mapped all appellate court case types to the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting, resulting in both the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals reporting 100% publishable incoming data.

Rhode Island Supreme Court

State Court Administrator: Mr. J. Joseph Baxter

Data Specialists: Jennifer Olivelli and Caitlyn Higgins

CSP Liaison: Kathryn Genthon

Rhode Island’s Supreme Court has greatly improved their publishability, increasing from 20% for 2015 data to 97% for 2017. Rhode Island also deserves recognition for being able to provide publishable data for all six of the Manner of Disposition and Outcome columns. Rhode Island has made improvements in both trial and appellate reporting in the last few years, thanks to a great effort spent toward mapping their case types to the CSP case types and implementing a multi-year project that converts and upgrades their case management system.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals

State Court Administrator: Mr. Randy R. Koschnick

Data Specialist: Tyler Brandt

CSP Liaison: Olivia Lyles

Using their Database Administration tool, Wisconsin was able to pull their caseload data directly from their case management system.  This made it possible to report more granularity, which had not been possible historically.  In particular, their Court of Appeals increased the percent of their publishable case type data from 38% in 2016 to 78% in 2017.

 

Award Year

Data Year

Previous Winners

2017

2016

Trial Court: Maryland; Utah

Appellate:Alabama; Connecticut

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