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Use of Adjuncts to Supplement Judicial Resources in Six Jurisdictions, 1983-1986: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Aikman, Alexander
  • Elsner Oram, Mary
  • Miller, Frederick
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
attorneys; court cases; disposition (legal); judges; judicial process
Description
  • Abstract

    This multi-site data collection evaluates the impact of judicial adjunct attorneys and referees on the court system at the county and state levels in six jurisdictions: (1) Pima County, Arizona, (2) Multnomah County, Oregon, (3) King County, Washington, (4) Hennepin County, Minnesota, (5) Phoenix, Arizona, and (6) the state of Connecticut. There are three different units of observation in this study: (1) civil trial cases, (2) trial judges, including regular judges and adjunct attorneys, and (3) litigating attorneys. The court case data include information on type of case, date of trial, type of judge, type of disposition, and date of disposition. For the questionnaire data obtained on judges, adjuncts, and litigating attorneys, information includes experience with the program, satisfaction, and ideas for changes.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Hennepin County Civil Case Data
    • DS2: Phoenix Civil Case Data
    • DS3: Connecticut Superior Court Data
    • DS4: Connecticut Superior Court Referee Data
    • DS5: Connecticut Superior Court Attorney Data
    • DS6: Multnomah County Circuit Court Data
    • DS7: King County Panelist Data
    • DS8: King County Attorney Data
    • DS9: Pima County Pro Tem Program Data
    • DS10: Pima County Jury Trial Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1986
    Time period: 1983--1986
  • 1985 / 1986
    Collection date: 1985--1986
Geographic Coverage
  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • United States
  • Washington
Sampling
Sampling procedures varied by site. In Tucson all the civil court trial cases disposed by judicial adjuncts or regular judges between January 1984 and March 1985 were selected. The first 50 civil cases disposed each quarter that requested jury trials also were included in the sample. In Portland 10 percent of the cases with motions for summary judgments heard by judicial adjuncts and regular judges between January 1983 and December 1985 were selected for the sample. In Minneapolis the sample consisted of all the civil cases referred to arbitration hearings conducted by adjunct attorneys from September 1985 to June 1986. In Seattle the sample included regular judges, adjunct attorneys, and litigating attorneys who responded to a mailed questionnaire. In Phoenix the sample included civil appeals that were disposed by adjunct attorneys and judges between 1983 and 1985. In Connecticut a sample was selected from all the civil cases referred to the trial reference program in three Superior Courts from January 1984 through June 1985. For Connecticut there is also a sample of regular judges, trial adjunct attorneys, litigating attorneys, and clients who responded to a mailed questionnaire.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-0021).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8979 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Aikman, Alexander B., Elsner, Mary E., Miller, Frederick G.. Friends of the Court: Lawyers as Supplemental Judicial Resources. NCJ 105202, Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1987.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/105202NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Aikman, Alexander B., Miller, Frederick G., Oram, Mary Elsner. Friends of the Court. State Court Journal.11, (4), 18-23.1987.
  • Dodge, D.C.. Lawyers to the rescue - The use of judicial adjuncts. State Court Journal.10-13.1984.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Aikman, Alexander; Elsner Oram, Mary; Miller, Frederick (1989): Use of Adjuncts to Supplement Judicial Resources in Six Jurisdictions, 1983-1986: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08979.v1