Provides guidance to the Judicial Council on performance measures and modifications to the Judicial Workload Assessment and the Resource Assessment Study Model.
Date Established: December 2013
Superior Court Judges
Superior Court Executive Officers:
Charge of SB 56 Working Group*
*WAAC Rule of Court is in development, but will be substantively similar to that of the SB 56 Working Group, shown below:
The AOC Office of Court Research (OCR) is responsible for developing a comprehensive model for a discreet number of performance measures for court systems and developing an implementation plan for performance measurement in a timely, efficient manner. OCR is also responsible for preparing amendments to the Judicial Workload Assessment and the Resource Assessment Study models as they relate to standards and measures of court administration. The SB 56 Working Group is responsible for responding to proposed performance measures and implementation plans and modifications to the Judicial Workload Assessment and the Resource Assessment Study Model by providing advice and suggestions to improve and to effectively implement the plans and models. Specifically, the SB 56 Working Group will review and provide advice to the OCR on proposals for instituting performance measures and implementation plans in areas such as:
report on court administration; and
Members will also advise the AOC on studies and analyses undertaken to update and amend case weights through time studies, focus groups, or other methods.
In addition to the working group, OCR and the SB 56 members may employ other means of gathering information, analyses, and perspectives through interviews with national or state experts on relevant topics or roundtables of judges, lawyers, and court staff with experience in specific subject matters, as needed.
After review and approval by the SB 56 Working group, OCR will present final proposals in these areas to the Judicial Council.
Court Operations Special Services Office
Judicial and Court Operations Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts