November 21, 2007
Trial Court Issues Third Quarter Metrics as National Report Highlights Massachusetts Court Metrics Project
Chief Justice for Administration & Management Robert A. Mulligan has issued the Trial Court Metrics Report with results through the third quarter of 2007. In addition, the Court Statistics Project, a national collaborative coordinated by the National Center for State Courts, just issued a report highlighting the Trial Court’s work on metrics in the article Good Data Makes for Good Management: The Massachusetts Court Metrics Project. The article includes interviews with Housing Court Director of Court Operations Paul Burke and Chief Justice Mulligan.
“We are pleased that the hard work of our Massachusetts Trial Court employees in enhancing the delivery of justice is being recognized at the national level. Our results through the third quarter reflect tremendous effort,” said Chief Justice Mulligan. “Judicial vacancies and the summer slowdown have affected third quarter results. However, we have almost six weeks left to finish out 2007 strongly.”
The four measurements on the timely disposition of cases were introduced in 2006. Objective measures of court performance reflect Trial Court’s transformation to using empirical data to increase accountability and inform management decisions. The quarterly report reflects the goals and results to date in 2007.
3rd Quarter Metrics
“Good Data Makes for Good Management” article
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