Greetings judges, as we close out the year we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the all-important case count reporting period, where the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) asks the clerks of your respective court classes to submit caseload data for the previous year. In addition, this year we ask your court to include caseload data from the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We also have a new bench card intended to highlight best practices when you approach your court’s caseload reporting.
This year’s reporting period will begin on January 2, 2020 and closes on March 16, 2020. Access the Caseload Reporting Site at https://research.georgiacourts.gov/.
Why is submitting caseload data important? This paragraph in the overview of the Georgia Court Guide to Statistical Reporting describes it succinctly:
The collected data is used to support state and county resource decisions and to assist in policy development. In addition, statewide caseload activity is reported to the National Center for State Courts and other national organizations that inform justice system stakeholders about Georgia’s courts. The caseload data serves as a historical description of the courts. The published data is used by judicial branch agencies, state and local executive agencies, project and program managers and grant applicants to support ongoing process and operational improvements. Superior court data is also used in the assessment of judicial workload that can lead to Judicial Council recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly for additional judgeships.
To see how cases counted in your class of court, use the Georgia Court Guide to Statistical Reporting where it is broken down by class. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact our research department by email firstname.lastname@example.org.