Understanding the Charts

View the entire Understanding
State Court Structure Charts

document here (pdf).

The court structure charts summarize in one-page diagrams the key features of each state’s court organization. The format meets two objectives: (1) it is comprehensive, indicating all court systems in the state and their interrelationship, and (2) it describes the jurisdiction of the court systems, using a standard set of terminology and symbols. The court structure charts employ the common terminology developed by the National Center for State Courts’ Court Statistics Project (CSP) for reporting caseload statistics.

View the CSP Court Aggregation document that explains how courts are aggregated for CSP caseload reporting here (pdf).

State Court Structure Charts
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