Exploring the Work of the California Trial Courts: A 20-Year Retrospective

This report begins to identify and document major factors, both internal and external, that have contributed to caseload and workload fluctuations experienced by the state's trial courts in fiscal years 1980-1981 and 1999-2000. It describes caseload trends and serves as a starting point for future research on factors that likely influence filing and workload changes over time.

Front Matter
     Report Cover
     Copyright Information
     Title Page

Executive Summary

Introduction/Table of Contents
     Criminal Cases
     Traffic Cases
     Unlimited Civil Cases
     Limited Civil Cases
     Probate Cases
     Small Claim Cases
     Family Law Cases
     Juvenile Cases
     Mental Health Cases