BJS Releases State Court Organization, 2011

Nov 26, 2013, 10:00 ET from Bureau of Justice Statistics

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released State Court Organization, 2011, which presents 2011 data on the organization and operations of state trial and appellate courts and examines trends from 1980 through 2011. Topics include court structure, distribution of judges by jurisdictional level, and staffing, selection, and educational requirements of judges. Other topics include the responsibilities of administrative offices of courts, court funding sources, and verdict requirements. The appendix tables provide detailed state-level data on trial court administrators, trial court clerks, and the provisions for judicial education. Data are from BJS's State Court Organization collections.

TITLE: State Court Organization, 2011 (NCJ 242850)

AUTHORS: Ron Malega and Thomas H. Cohen


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SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics