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Title:      Judicial Workload: Time, Tasks and Work Organisation
Categories:      Monograph
BookID:      25
Authors:      Kathy Mack, Anne Wallace and Sharyn Roach Anleu
Location:      L 230.4K1 MAC
Publisher:      Melbourne VIC: AIJA
Publication date:      2012
Number of pages:      229
Language:      English
Picture:      no-img_eng.gif

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Subject: Judicial Workload - Australia / Judgment Writing - Australia / Court Management - Australia / Magistrates - Australia / Judges - Australia

Contents: Preface / Acknowledgements / Executive Summary / Time and Tasks / Magistrates courts / Criminal jury trials / Judgment writing / Attitudes Towards Everyday Work / Work Organisation / Changes / Workload Measurement / Conclusion / Chapter 1 - Introduction / Chapter 2 - Everyday Work / Types of cases/courts / Circuit work / Location and type of magistrates work / Nature of work / Important judicial and non-judicial functions / Engagement with others in the court / Attitudes towards everyday work / Demands of everyday work / Paid work and domestic work / Stress and satisfaction / Chapter 3 - Typical Work Days / Length of typical days / In-court Work / Frequency of tasks / Frequency of tasks and time / Magistrates: Court location and in-court work / Out-of-court work: Frequency of tasks and time / Which activities occur together and which do not / Chapter 4 - Work Organisation in the Criminal List / Types of matters in the list / Scheduling/sitting times / Unpredictability / Listing Protocols / Callovers / Priorities / Personnel/staff and roles / Time Pressures / Adjournments / Finalising Matters / Implications for Work Organisation / Chapter 5 - Intermediate Courts and Trials / The Dominance of Criminal Cases / Trial Work / Other Work and Tasks in the Intermediate Courts / Non-trial work / Appeals / Circuits and regional courts / Out-of-court Work / Support Staff / Attitudes to Everyday Work / Implications for Work Organisation / Chapter 6 - Judgment Writing / Amount of Time Spent Judgment Writing / Comments about Judgment Writing and Time Demands / Judgment Writing and Attitudes to Everyday Work / What are the Jurisdictions of the Different Cohorts? / Do these Different Groups have Different Attitudes Towards their Everyday Work? / Implications for Work Organisation / Chapter 7 - Processes and Practices of Work Organisation / Roles and Responsibility for Work Organisation / Organising Work / Master Calendar: Allocation of cases to lists / Master Calendar: Allocation of judicial officers to lists / Master Calendar: Direct allocation / Individual Dockets / Negotiations and consultation / Allocation Documentation / Record of allocations / Changing Allocation / Managing Uncertainty: Overlisting trials / Allocating Appeal Panels / Provision for Judgment Writing Time / Other Work Organisation Issues / Circuits / Specialist list and specialist judicial officers / Relieving magistrates and acting judges / Court staff / Use of judicial registrars/JPs/registrars / Other resources / Chapter 8 - Themes of Work Organisation / Efficiency / Fairness or 'spreading the load' in individual courts / Variety / Specialisation / Skills and abilities / Preferences / The Impact of Other Commitments / Conflict of interest / Out-of-court work / Professional development / Tribunal commitments and other court work /  Supervisory, administrative/managerial/committee work / Out-of-hours duties / Work/life interference / Experienced Staff / Teamwork / Neutral Case Allocation Principles and Processes / Chapter 9 - Measuring Workload / Institutional and Individual Measures / Caseload volume / Case processing time / Court sitting times / Combined measures / Weighted caseload / Measure of workload volume - individual judicial officers / Measures of Variety - individual judicial officers / Standards and Oversight in Judgment Writing / Measuring Workload in other Professional Contexts / University / Health / Prosecution / Measurement, Judicial Independence and Workload Allocation / Chapter 10 - The Future / Identification of Tasks and Activities / Court Context / Geographic distribution and court size / Court caseload and workload levels / Governance and Resourcing / Specialisation / Court and legal culture / Options for the Future / Transfer of work / The criminal list / Greater use of individual docket/personal diary system / More efficient judgment writing / Explicit statement of principles and values / Standards and benchmarks / Chapter 11 - Conclusion / Appendices