The Case Count Reporting Period has Begun

Greetings judges, as we begin the new year we also begin all-important caseload reporting period, where the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) asks every class of Georgia's trial courts to send in caseload data for the previous year.

The reporting period began on January 2, 2019 and closes on March 15, 2019. While the work of this essential task will be performed by the clerks of your court, we feel it is important to keep stakeholders informed of what we are asking of their organizations and why.

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 submit caseload data, courts must use the online forms available at https://caseload.georgiacourts.gov/aocportal/login.html. Mailed, emailed, and faxed forms will not be accepted. If your court has any questions or technical issues with the portal, please contact the Office of Research and Data Analysis at 404-232-1857 or by email casecount@georgiacourts.gov.

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.

by Bruce Shaw

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Administrative Office of the Courts 244 Washington Street, SW Suite 300 Atlanta, GA  30334

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