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• ,;ALABAMA

• JUDICIAL

• SYSTEM

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If you have issues viewing or accessing this file, please contact us at NCJRS.gov.

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SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA P. O. BOX 218

MONTGOMEHY, ALABAMA 36101

Message From

The Chief Justice

C. C. TORBERT, JR" OF OPEUI<A CHIEF JUSTICE

JAMES N. BLOODWORTH, of DECATUR

HUGH MADOqX, OF MONl'GOMERV

JAMES H, FAULKNER, OF QIRMINGHAM

RICHARD L. JONES, OF BIRMINGHAM

RENEAU P. ALMON, OF MOULTON

JANIE L. SHORES, OF BIRMINGHAM

ERIC EMBRY, OF SIRMltOGH ... ",

& "M A. B EA TTY. OF TUSCALOOSA

ASSOCIATE .JUSTICES

Most of the major tasks of implementing our new unified court system have now been completed.

The system is functioning as it was designed and, wi~h unified management at the state level, the administration of justice in Alabama is being carried out in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

However, the challenge of continued improvement is al\"ays with us. We are moving for':rard with full development of a judicial college in order that judges, court officials and court personnel may obtain continuing education and training to become better prepared to carry out their important functions.

We must continu~ to be conscious of keeping dockets current and improving caseflow management as well as the management of jurors and witnesses.

I am confident that we have nm" established a firm base for the future of our judicial branch of government.

r would like to congratulate Mr. Allen ~~pley and the staff at the Administrative Office of CoUrts for the fine work they are doing at the state administrative level. I would also like to express my appreciation to the justices, judges, clerks and registers and other court officials and employees for the cooperative spirit which now exists N'ithin the system.

Let us continue to maintain our judicial system as one of the finest in the nation.

Sincerely,

~~ C. C. Torbert, Jr.

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Administrati'le Office Of Courts AUG 30 1978

ACQUISITiONS ALLEN L. TAPLEY, Adm~ni~t4ative Vi4ect04 06 COU4t~

WILLIAM A. CAMPBELL Seni04 A~~i~tant Vi4ect04/ T4ial COU4t Management

ROBERT H. TILLMAN A~~i~tant Vi4ect04/ Fi~ cal

ROBERT A. MARTIN A~~i~tant Vi4ect04/ Admini~t4ative Se4vice~

NEV A. MITCHELL A~~i~tant Vi4ect04/ Legal

CHARLES E. PINKHAM, Special A~~i~tant to the Admini~t4ative Vi4ect04 06 Cou~t~

Report Of Activities

There are approximately 1,400 full-time judges, officials and employees in the 96 trial court loca­tions throughout Alabama who comprise the Unified Judicial System. Most of these employees were incorporated under the state umbrella during the past year, the majority of which were personnel in judges' and clerks' offices in the 67 counties.

FISCAL, BUDGET, ACCOUNTING

A significant function of the Administrative Office of Courts is the area of budgetary and fiscal opera­tions. The office processes all payroll checks for the court system personnel, handles the majority of purchasing for the sjstem, prepares a budget for all trial court operations and must keep track of all expendi­tures.

A year ago, no individual or group in Alabama knew' or could determine the true cost of providing judicial services. Today, with the expense accounting system developed for the trial court operation, the AOC can determine, on short notice, the current date cost and the itemized cost of every office within the system. During the past year, new procedures, new cash books, and new forms were established to provide for the transmission of fines and court costs collected by the trial courts. A new statewide procedure for the payment of juror and witness fees is now in operation. This procedure has replaced 68 separate bank accounts throughout the state with one central account through which a computerized system provides a monthly printout of juror costs broken down to each individual county.

The AOC currently processes some 1,500 vouchers and an average of nearly

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3,000 payroll checks per month and has reduced the turnaround time for the preparation of these vouchers through the development of a new filing system, new coding forms and through an accrual basis for expense accounting. Current developments include the establishment of a completely computerized expense, appropriation~ budget control and pur­chasing system using a centralized data information system to develop the proper cont.rol and historical informa­tion reports. Such a sys tern will significantly decrease staff time and paperwork which had been required in using old methods of providing financial information.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

It has been estimated that some 125 million documents exist in the court system of Alabama today. Stor­age and retrieval capability of these important court records is totally inadequate. Throughout the state, the massive problem of records storage must be addressed in order to save millions of dollars in future construction costs for record storage.

T.he records management division of the Administrative Office of Courts is currently addressing this problem. In initial surveys, the AOC's records management section discovered that more than 10,000 different forms were being used in the trial courts of Alabama. By January 1, 1979, that number will have been reduced to a more workable standardized set of approximately 300. This will result in a significant cost savings for the court system.

After staff analyzed the overall situation, an effort began to design and develop new forms for the system. These forms were developed in coordi­nation with the various committees of judges, clerks and attorneys.

The conceptual design elements for the new forms are building blocks for the future, designed to support comput~rization, microfilming and modern filing systems. All new forms

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, . have been numbered and given titles which will eliminate the requirement of reading an entire form to determine specific identification. Records management personnel also assisted in developing and designing the new Ala­bama Uniform Traffic Ticket and Com­plaint. It is important to note from a cost standpoint that, in the past, the cost of forms to process a traffic case, including the ticket itself, docket sheet, folder, bond and affida­vit, warrant and other related forms, totaled $2.75. Under the new uniform traffic ticket system, these forms cost less than $.12 for each case.

The refinement of forms developed for small claims and juvenile courts, plus development of forms for other civil and criminal jurisdictions, are making a significant impact toward improvement in case processing in the courts.

The records management staff is currently developing an administrative procedures system to control the dis­tribution and maintenance of policy statements and procedures within the Unified Judicial System. This system will offer the Unified Judicial System personnel a standard system for filing and retrieving policies and procedures. The staff is also involved in coordi­nating the development of other manuals for judges, court reporters, and clerks and registers.

An inventory of court records is presently undenvay as part of the total "records retention program." In Octo­ber, 1978, six temporary full-time employees will be hired to complete this inventory. Retention schedules will be developed to determine final disposition of court records -­destruction, microfilm, or transfer to State Archives.

PERSONNEL

Prior to the time judicial personnel in the state were brought under the state umbrella, the Adminis­trative Office of Courts" established a

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judicial personnel system. A classi­fication plan was developed for all employees and procedures for review and appeals established. This involved interviewing and completing a job analysis for every full-time court employee serving in the judicial system. Additional tasks involved grouping together or classifying those positions with significantly similar duties ani responsibilities so that they could be treated alike for administrative purposes, systematic recruitment and placement and promo­tion of court system employees. In addition, a pay plan was developed for each classification. These plans had to be similar in composition with the state employees personnel system. Rules were developed to guide adminis­tration of court personnel in conjunc­tion with state laws and regulations. A personnel procedures manual was developed and a personnel information system was designed and is used to establish and update job applicant registers for each classificat~on in the court personnel system.

The personnel division has handled all appeals in regard to classification and pay; has developed a statewide register for all merit system classifications; has initiated an Employee Performance Evaluation Program and has had the responsibility of operating and maintaining the 26 different kinds of personnel actions which are possible under the system.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The ability of any centralized system, whether it b~ in the private sector or the governmental sector, cannot adequately function without having accurate data and management information readily available. The information systems division provides this function for the Administrative Office of Courts. The use of computer technology is necessary in order for this information to be developed and utilized most effectively. The State of Alabama, through its Criminal Justice Information System, has this

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modern-day technology available and the AOC is taking advantage of it to improve the delivery of court services.

Computer technology is being used in the following ways:

1. In the personnel area, systems have been utilized to facilitate the development of the statewide judicial personnel system; to maintain a master file of personnel data; to facilitate personnel management and provide a basis for personnel cost projections; and in a job applicant system which includes an automatic register displaying the names and addresses of the top ten applicants for positions statewide in the sequence of their personnel test scores.

2. A system was implemented to provide the Administrative Office with a means of identifying and managing the approximately 20,000 items of property in the court system.

3. A system was developed to pro­vide ticket accounting capability and a means of managing and controlling the centralized disbursement of uniform traffic ticket books. This system also provides the source information required for an automated driver history system developed by the data systems management division of the Department of Finance.

4, An administrative support system was designed to produce computer printed mailing labels for all judicial personnel and other lists to support the centralized administration function.

5. In the fiscal management area~ two systems have been developed. A revenue accounting system provides the AOC a means of maintaining an accounting of revenues generated by every court in the Unified Judicial System. It not only provides fee and fine information, but shows the actual disbursements in the various state accounts by courts on a monthly basis and aggregates these totals into year-to-date figures. This system also produces a caseload report by the courts for those cases actually disposed of for which fines and fees

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'tyere collected. An expense accounting system provides a detailed accounting of all elements of expenses as they accrue to each court office of the unified system. Through this system, a detailed expense report is produced monthly which is essential to budget projections for the system.

6. The current caseload reporting system consists of three elements. The small claims case disposition system was developed to store and display caseload information, by judge, for every district court in the state. It also provides detailed management information including time-lapse data and numbers of cases by disposition type and amount. In addition, it dis­plays the revenues generated from the small claims courts statewide. A dis­trict case disposition reporting system has been implemented to collect, process, store and display caseload information relative to the district court workload in the state. It includes the traffic, criminal and civil dispositions reported on a monthly basis. The information includes total filings and dispositions for each court and a current figure for the pending caseload. The caseload reporting system, a refinement and enlargement of the two just described, includes not only the district court workload, but also the circuit court case load data at the circuit level. The source form for this system was implemented st~tewide last August and the computer programs are now fully operational.

7. A new criminal case history (CCll) reporting system is currently being implemented and will provide detailed information on all felony cases. This data will be used to assess criminal caseload problems. Besides providing critical criminal caseload information for the system, some of this new data will be trans­ferred to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center for inclusion into the computerized criminal history files in compliance with Act No. 872, Acts of Alabama. The ACJIC will then use this information, along with data from other

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criminal justice agencies, to provide computerized "RAP" sheets and criminal summary data which will assist all justice agencies and link up with the National Crime Information Center (FBI) in Washington. This will be particularly beneficial to the courts as it should greatly reduce the time necessary for completing pre-sentence investigations and expedite the sentencing process.

Initial implementation of the CCll reporting system was begun June 1, 1978, in the following locations: 3rd Circuit, 15th Circuit, 12th Circuit, 20th Circuit, 22nd Circuit, 33rd Circuit, and the Birmingham Division of the 10th Circuit. This first region, with the exception of the Birmingham Division, was selected because it represents a broad cross section of circuit types ranging from urban to rural. The Birmingham Division was selected because of its large size and because the computerized data input method to be used there will be differ­ent from the data input method used in any other location.

Following implementation of the CCH reporting system in the first region, the AOC will evaluate the progress made and recommendations of the Regio~ 1 participants, making any adjustments required before proceeding with state­,vide implementation on-October 1, 1978.

JUDICIAL PLANNING

The court planning unit of the Administrative Office of Courts was established in March, 1977, to assist in the execution of statutory require­ments delineated in Act No. 1205, Article 11, Section 11-103(b) and Section 11-105. Primary requirements focus on the conducting of studies for the improvement of the Unified Judicial System and the coordination of federally funded assistance projects.

In carrying out its administrative requirements, the court planning unit exercised three major functions: the development and maintenance of planning data; the development of projects or programs to implement priorities

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established through the planning process.

The third primary function of the court planning unit is the development and coordination of both long and short range studies designed to improve the administration of justice.

Since its establishment in 1977, the court planning unit has primarily focused its efforts on the implementa­tion and coordination of federal grant assistance projects. Currently, over a million dollars of federal support is being provided to the judiciary within Alabama. Projects vary in size and complexity from an $8,000 grant for personnel training to a $230,000 grant for personnel and equipment for local trial courts.

Currently, the court planning unit is finalizing plans and applica­tions for new federal assistance projects to become effective in FY 1979. This process included the solicitation of project requests from each of the local circuits, the analysis of requests by the judicial planning committee, and the formula­tion of an annual action plan and the multi-year plan identifying future potential areas of assistance to be provided to the Unified Judicial System.

Following the completion of the mUltiple year and annual action plans, the court planning unit will focus on the development of an ongoing planning process for the Unified Judicial System including the reV1S1on of the Alabama Courts 11aster Plan.

MUNICIPAL COURT DIVISION

A municipal court divis.ion has heen established within the AOe to assist in servicing the needs of municipal court judges. This division of the AOC which, in effect, replaces the old traffic court division, has been placed under the area of trial court management. In addition to assuming all the functions of the old traffic court division, the new muni-

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cipal court division has the specific assignment of maintaining liaison with the municipal cour.ts throughout the state. This division is composed of three program elements: administration and education; uniform traffic ticket control; coordination of the court referral programs for traffic court judges.

Additional municipal court projects will look into areas such as legal and procedural matters, forms and filing systems, uniform traffic citation pro­cedures, court referral programs and caseflow management in which the Admin­istrative Office can provide direct support.

In 1976, the Administrative Office assumed the responsibility of the design, distribution, and control of the uniform traffic citation. The first series of tickets were distributed during the first quarter of 1977 and were put into operation on April 1, 1977. The ticket was redesigned during the summer of 1977 and the redesigned tickets were distributed to law enforce­ment agencies for use beginning in January of 1978.

LEGAL SERVICES

Questions of a legal nature are submitted to the two-member legal division. This division has responsi­bility for researching and responding to questions of a legal nature which are posed by court officials and personnel, as well as from other sources. In addition, this section prepares and distributes a monthly synopsis of major state appellate court decisions, Attorney General opinions, advisory opinions from the Judicial Inquiry Commission, and other sources.

In addition to these projects, the legal section has participated in the following projects:

(1) establishment of local purchasing procedures;

(2) resolution of questions posing

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problems relating to distribution of fees and commissions;

(3) participation in development of procedures mandated by passage of the Juror Qualification and Selec­tion Act;

(4) preparation of a journal of salaries for judicial officers and employees; and

(5) assistance in the development of education programs.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

A judicial college for Alabama has now been established for the purpose of in-state tndning and education for all judicial officers and employees. During the past year, a plan for an Alabama judicial college was developed which has provided an excellent base for the needed continuing education programs for the Unified Judicial System. The new judicial college will begin full operation during the fall of 1978.

Meanwhile, an expanded educational program for judges, clerks and regis­ters, other court officials and employees has been scheduled for the remainder of 1978.

Planning and development of new educational programs for the next fiscal year is currently under way by the judicial education division of the Administrative Office of Courts.

The judicial education division is currently establishing individual training records for all court officials. A training survey was initially conducted during June of 1977 and was completed during June, 1978.

SERVICES TO LOCAL OFFICES

Another primary function of the Administrative Office as the AOC begins to shift gears from implementation into the day-to-day routine administration of the unified court system is the ability to provide on-site staff

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assistance to the various elements and offices within the system. For over a year now, a coordinator for clerks and registers has been employed.

For the past year and a half, it has been necessary to focus most of the staff attention at the state admin1strative level. However, in the future, it will be possible to provide local offices with more on-site technical assistance with a competent staff available for local officials to call upon for assistance at any time. Currently, the AOC provides that assistance in regard to case10ad reporting, casef10w w~nagement and implementation of the new case history reporting procedures.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

The largest and most significant single project the Administrative Office has undertaken is the program to assist counties in the refilling of jury boxes pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 594 recently passed by the 1,egis1ature. Approximately $180 ,000 in assistance was provided the various counties to carry out the mandates of this Act. In addition, the AOC pre­pared a qualification questionnaire for jury commissioners to mail to prospective jurors. The AOC obtained over two million names on computer printouts to be utilized by jury commissions as source lists in the selection of prospective jurors to refill jury boxes.

ADMINISTRATION AND CENTRAL OFFICE ORGANIZATION

The admin~stration at the AOC provides the general support necessary for its functioning as a service agency for the trial courts of this state. Aside from managing the various divisions of the AOC, the administrative function answers correspondence, handles the services required within the AOC, coordinates the public affairs and public informa­tion aspect for the AOC and the Unified Judicial System, prepares the judicial system newsletter, provides

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• liaison activity with the legislature and with all elements within the trial courts, assists court officials at all levels in the area of information

• services and printing and publications.

The Administrative Office of Courts is designed as the administra­tive and service agency for the state judicial branch of government. In carrying out this role, the adminis­trative director and the staff strive to continually improve the management of the system and service to the offic~als and personnel of the courts.

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ALABAMA STATE BUDGET ($1,188,392,767)

Budget (less U.J.S.) $1,168,392,767

BUDGET DISTRIBUTION ($21,165,337)

Stata Trial Courts $19,826,785

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BUDGET SOURCES ($21,165,337)

Court Revenue $12,002,116

State General Fund

$7,997,884

Federal Funds $1,165,337

Products $583,108

EXPENDITURES ($21,165,337)

Personnel $17,256,936

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CIRCUIT COURT CASELOAD 99,526

Dispositions 97,083

Not Di -- ~ ..... ----2,443

gIRCUIT COURT FILINGS 99,526

Criminal 24,143

Civil 23,539

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CIRCUIT COURT DISPOSITIONS 97,083

Criminal 23,443

Civil 25,191

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DISTRICT COURT CASELOAD 386,377

DisJX)sitions 2~8,746

DISTRICT COURT FILINGS 386,377

Criminal 92,528

Traffic 179,60ll

Juvenile 13,423

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DISTRICT COURT_DISPOSITIONS 298,746

Criminal 72,020

Traffic 147,001

Juvenile 10,683

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ALABAMA JUDICIAL

MODERNIZATION • •

A BRIEF HISTORY

Under the leadership of two Alabama chief justices, Howell T. Heflin and C. C. Torbert, Jr., the judicial branch of Alabama's government has been modern­ized constitutionally and statutorily. During the past two years, it has been transformed from a system with a total lack of fiscal ac;countability into a unified system where court services are delivered to the people of Alabama in an efficient, speedy, cost effective and businesslike manner.

This accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the other two branches of state govern~ ment working in concert with juq,icial offi.cials and many interested state citizens.

The unified Alabama court system stands today, after seven years of constitutional, legislative and procedural modernization, prepared to deliver state judicial services in a fashion which can be equaled by only a few sister states. This is accom­plished by three key features:

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(1) flexibility offered by the authority given the state Supreme Court to develop and alter the procedural rules under which the system operates; (2) the unified administration of the system which is vested at the state level in the Administrative Office of Courts; and (3) unified budgeting for the sys­tem's trial court operation.

FIRST REFORMS

The first movement toward modern~ izing Alabama's court system came in 1971 through both statutory and constitutional improvements, all of which were later carried forward in the adoption of a new Judicial Article to the state Constitution in 1973. These first reforms carried out by the legislature are worthy of note. They provided the following:

• Legislation to give the state Supreme Court exclusive power to promulgate rules of procedure, practice and pleading for the trial courts in civil matters.

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· Legislation giving the state Supreme Court authority to establish its own rules pertaining to appeals and practice in the state appellate courts.

· Legislation providing for continuing judicial training and education for state judges.

• Legislation creating a permanent commission to continually study the system of justice in the s~, te.

Two proposals enacted by the legislature were constitutional amend­ments requiring a vote of the people. They were:

1. A constitutional amendment abolishing the old impeachment method of removing judges and establishing a judicial commission to serve as a clearing house for complaints about jarists and allowing that commission the authority to censure, discipline, involuntarily retire or remove a judge found guilty of misconduct in office.

2. A constitutional amendment abolishing justice of the peace courts and establishing the authority for small claims courts.

In January of 1972, the people approved both constitutional amendments by a two-to-one vote.

During 1972, the new A1abalM. Rules of Civil Procedure were written ~nd were adopted on January 3, 1973. These new rules revised the pleading, p".rac­tice and procedure in all civil matters before state courts in an effort 1:.0

make justice speedy and less expensive for the litigant.

JUDICIAL ARTICLE

Utilizing much of the work product of the Alabama Constitutional Commis­sion, a proposed new Judicial Article was introduced in bill form in the State Senate on Hay 22, 1973, by State Senator Stewart 0 1 Bannon.

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The heart of the Judicial Article would be to create a unified court system in the state. For this to be accomplished, the myriad of courts below the circuit court level in the state would have to be brought into some type of uniformity. The Article would do this by creating a district court to replace the various courts below the circuit court.

After working its way through the legislative process, passing the Senate by a 25-3 vote, and the House on a 77-22 vote, the Article was sent to the people for ratification.

The major changes included:

- over 400 different types of trial courts reorganized into a three­tiered unified court system;

- all judges in the state required to be lawyers;

- uniform jurisdiction for all trial courts;

- mandatory retirement for all judges at age 70;

- the establishment of rule-making power, criminal, civil and administra­tive, in the state Supreme Court;

- creation of "Canons of Judicial Ethics;"

- provisions for flexible assign­ment of judges;

- a centralized judicial adminis­tration system built into the Constitu­tion;

provisions for a Judicial Salary Commission;

- creation of a Judicial Inquiry COmmission and a Court of the Judiciary.

'rbe vote to determine if the citizens of the state wanted court modernization lay three months ahead in a constitutional amendment referendt'm

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and, on December 18, 1973, the new Article was ratified by a margin of two-to-one.

With ratification of the Judicial Article, the framework had been estab­lished. Building the remainder of the new judicial house would be required through legislative implementation. The Article, although parts of it were effective immediately upon passage, gave the legislature four years to fully implement its mandate.

IMPLEMENTATION LEGISLATION

In early June, 1974, a 55-member Judicial Article Implementation Commission was named. to draft the implementation legislation which would be introduced at the 1975 Regular Session of the state legislature.

The changes brought about by the new Judicial Article required a consid­erable amount of study. Every piece of prior legislation, both local and statewide which applied to the courts in Alabama, had to be r€lviewed in order that the new 1egis1ati('c'l. could be drafted.

By July, 1974, many of the self­executing provisions of the Article, such as the Judicial Inquiry Commission and the Court of the Judiciary, the exercise of new rule-making authority by the Supreme Court and provisions pertaining to mandat«:>ry retirement of judges were already in effect.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court began to move on part of the implemen­tation process. Proposed new rules of appellate procedure were being drafted to insure just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every appellate pro­ceeding on its merits. The Court adopted a new Code of Professional Responsibility for state lawyers which became effective on October 1, 1974, and an advisory committee on judicial conduct had been named by the Supreme Court to begin drafting rules of conduct and canons of ethics for state judges.

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The Supreme Court adopted a Student Practice Rule in order that prospective lawyers might obtain clinical legal education.

In May of 1975, the Implementation Commission had completed its work product of rec.ommendations to the legislature. It was presented to the legislature in the form of a 168-page implementation bill.

Senator O'Bannon had not sought re-election and Senator C. C. lIBol!

Torbert of Opelika was chief sponsor of the implementation bill in the Senate during the 1975 session.

BILL INTRODUCED

The bill was introduced in the Senate on June 3, 1975, as Senate Bill 400 by Torbert. A week earlier, on May 25, Representative Robert Hill, Jr. had introduced an identical bill, HB 480, across the hall. The Senate bill carried the nam~s of more than two-thirds (25 of the 35 senators) as sponsors. The House bill was sponsored by 72 of the 105 House members. .

A subcommittee of the House Judicia~J Committee spent over seven weeks studying the bill line by line. There was perfect attendance at all subcommittee meetings and each of the seven members logged over 70 hours in work on the bill.

By prior agreement with House leaders, Representative Hill asked that the measure then be assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee for that group to look at the fiscal part of the bill. On September 16, after some additional cost reductions, Ways and Means, by a unanimous vote, gave House Bill 480 a favorable report and sent it to the floor.

Meanwhile, Sena,te Bill 400, traveling its own course in the upper chamber, was scrutinized by a subcom­mittee of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee composed of Senators Torbert, Ronnie Flippo, who succeeded

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Q'Bannon in the Senate, and John Baker. On September 9, Senate Bill 400 was given a favorable report, unanimously, by the Finance and Taxation Committee. un the 30th day of the 1975 Regular Session, September 16, the Senate, with several amendments, approved Senate Bill 400 by a 30-0 vote.

After passage, Senat0 Bill 400 was sent to the House and assigned to Ways and Means Committee. It was at this time that sponsors of the implementa­tion legislation decided to let the House bill lie on the calendar and proceed with the Senate-passed version that contained several items which had been eliminated from the House bill.

After some close calls and consid­erable debate, the House passed the Senate version on the final day of the session by a 100-1 vote. The Senate concurred, again by a 30-0 vote.

IMPLEMENTATION SIGNED INTO LAW

The two-and-a-ha1f year quest for constitutional and legislative reform of Alabama's judicial branch of government ended on October 10, 1975, when the implementation bill, swelled to 198 pages in the legislature, was signed into law by Governor George Wallace.

Major items covered by the article and its implementation were:

- establishment of a unified court system with unitary state financing;

- establishment of a new district court and d:i ;,trict court judges to replace the hodg;epodge of "inferior" courts in the state and the placing of all courts in Alabama under a single, unified system with uniform procedures and jurisdiction;

- rewriting of the state's out­dated juvenile code, which had not been revised in 45 years and establishment of uniform treatment of juveniles;

- establishment of a small claims

court with exclusive jurisdiction of claims up to $500 in which a litigant need not be represented by a lawyer;

- establishment of an office of Administrative Director of Courts and funding of that office;

- the requirement that all judges in the state be licensed to practice law;

- the establishment of the machinery for streamlined judicial administration;

- prov~s~ons to bring all court personnel unCier state employment;

- establishment of uniform budget­ing for the entire state court system.

TORBERT BECOMES CHIEF JUSTICE

In early 1976, Chief Justice Heflin decided not to seek re-election and Senator Torbert later made the decision to seek election to the state's highest judicial office. He was elected and took office as Alabama's 25th chief justice on January 17, 1977.

While Chief Justice Heflin had been the driving force behind the constitutional and statutory revision of Alabama's court system, it fell the task of the new chief justice to implement those revisions. On January 17, 1977, the day Chief Justice Torbert was invested into office, the new district courts also went into operation. It was also on this day that the new fine and court cost schedules were put into effect.

One of the new chief justice's first tasks was to begin preparation for total unification of the system, which would occur on October 1, 1977. At this time, some 800 court employees in the 96 judicial offices throughout the state would move from the payrolls of the various counties into state merit system jobs and the state w~:lld assume full financial responsibility for the new system. During the next

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nine months, individual problems involving these personnel transfers were numerous, but on October 1, 1977, the transition was made in a relatively smooth fashion.

The major problem in the transi­tion, however, was funding of the new system. In preparation of the 1976-77 court system budget in 1975, court officials ~vere asked to provide esti­mates of revenuE' which would be produced by the entire judicial process in the state. The estimates provided the legislature, as it later turned out, far exceeded actual revenues produced through the judicial process. However, because of the high revenue estimates, language was placed in both the 1976-77 and 1977-78 judicial system budgets which restricted expenditures to the revenues produced by the court system. In April, it became obvious that the revenues into the court system would fall short of the estimates with the consequence being severely reduced funding for the judicial system during the remainder of the 1976-77 fiscal year. Fortunately for the court system, the regular session of the legislature was ongoing at that time.

Chief Justice Torbert stated that such a budgetary stipulation was fundamentally unsound and the legisla­ture agreed by striking that language from the 1976-77 fiscal year budget for the courts. However, the same budgetary

striction had been earlier placed on the 1977-78 judicial system budget and this restriction was not removed during the regular session in early 1977. However, the Governor called a special session on utilities in May of 1977 and the legislature removed the restriction which had been placed on the 1977-78 court system budget, allowing the trial courts to operate on the full $20 million budget approved during the regular session.

On October 1, 1977, when all judicial personnel in the state came under the unified court system umbrella, the first full year of operation of the new system began. However, funding

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problems continued to jeopardize the smooth functioning of the system.

Insufficient data causing erroneous projections as to revenues had created the earlier problem. Likewise, insuffi­cient data in regard to the cost of operating judicial services in the 67 counties would create further problems. Because of hidden costs, which could not be pinpOinted in the various county budgets, it was impossible to determine the total cost of operating the trial courts. Based on t11r~e different surveys, the estimates of the cost under the old system ranged from $18 million to $20 million, but this did not include the many costs which could not be determined.

Court system officials had requested a budget of $22 million for the 1977-78 fiscal year at the regular session in 1977. A compromise was reached, giving the trial court operations a $20 million budget. It became apparent in the early winter of 1977 that the $20 million 1977-78 fiscal year budget would be insufficient for the operation of the state's trial court system.

Chief Justice Torbert apprised the legislature that the system would have to seek a supplemental appropriation at the regular session in 1978. The legislature approved a $1.8 million supplemental appropriation at this 1978 regular session. This supplemental appropriation gave the trial court system a 1977-78 budget of $21.8 million plus appropriations for a cost of living pay raise granted all state employees on October 1, 1977. When the cost of living appropriation is added in, the budget for the state's Unified Judicial System for 1977-78 totals $23.2 million. This amount is less than 2% of total state revenues.

On October 5, 1977, Allen L. Tapley was named Administrative Director of Courts by Chief Justice Torbert. Under Mr. Tapley's guidence, a.nd that of the Chief Justice, most of the wrinkles in the new judicial system have been ironed out.

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The judicial personnel system has be(m activated; the bu(l~et and fiscal ope~ation of the Administrative Office of Co~trts has been streamlined to pro­vide total accountability of all monies spent for the operation of judicial services; a new municipal court division has been established to coordinate the activities of the Administrative Office and the various municipal courts in the state; effective and long range judicial planning has been established for the system; a plan has been developed and implemented for a new judicial college for the state; improved and expanded work in the area of records management has been achieved; a judicial system newsletter was started; implementation of the new juror selection and qualifi­cation act including funding for jury commissions and clerks' offices to carry out the mandates of that act is being carried out; a sound and adequate budget for the operation of the judicial system for the 1978-79 fiscal year was approved by the legislature; the insti­tution of effective jury management procedures in many circuits has occurred; computer capabilities to monitor judicial case1oads, budget expenditures and other day-to-day operations of the system have been established; policies and procedures are now in effect which will allow judicial services in Alabama to be provided in a cost effective and businesslike manner.

In brief, the judicial system of Alabama, over the past seven years, has been transformed from an antiquated, unorganized system with no statewide fiscal accountability into a system where the expenditure of every dollar is accounted for and closely monitored and judicial services are being continually improved.

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• 8T6\~ISTIC8

• . - .

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STSTBK

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• SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA

74-75 75-76 76-77

• Appeals brought forward 0 0 0 Appeals submitted 202 243 324 Appeals disposed of 202 243 324

Appeals pending 0 0 0

Petitions for writs of Certiorari • pending preliminary consideration 167 201 292 petitions granted 27 44 62. petitions denied 139 157 230 Petitions dismissed 1 0 0

Petitions pending 0 0 0

• Petitions awaiting resubmission after granting of writ of Certiorari 36 53 76

Argued and resubmitted 14 26 34 Resubmitted on briefs 11 12 14

Pending (to be carried forward) 11 15 27 • 73-74 74-75 75-76 76-77

Appeals 205 202 243 324 • Appeals Disposed 205 202 243 324

Petition for Writ of Certiorari pending Preliminary consideration 167 167 201 292

• Petitions Disposed 167 167 201 292

Petitions Awaiting Resubmission 49 36 53 76

Petitions Awaiting Resubmission

• Disposed 41 25 38 48

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New filings Cases brought forward Docket load Cases disposed

Cases Carried Over

Filings

Dispositions

COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS

A-2

76-77

853 671

1524

73-·74

608

562

976

548

74-75

878

634

75-76

1084

904

76-7.1..

853

976

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• Cases Submitted Cases Decided Cases Dismissed Cases Transferred to

• Supreme Court

Cases Carried Forward

• Submitted

Decided it

Dismissed

Transferred

Carried Over •

COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS

Regular rl'erm Special

158 27 142 42

1 0

0 0

15 0

73-74 74-75

123 133

120 131

1 1

1 1

0 0

A-3

Term Total

185 184

1

0

0

75-76 76-77

186 185

179 184

5 1

2 0

0 0

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CIRCUIT COURT CASE LOAD 99,526

Dispositions 97,083

Not Di -- ~"";".~--'

2,443

CIRCUIT COURT FILINGS 99 , 526

CIRCUIT COURT DISPOSITIONS 97,083

Cr.iminal 24,143

Civil 23,539

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Criminal 23,443

Civil 25,191

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• 1977 CASELOAD

1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (CHOCTAW COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings 186 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 19 Total · · · · · · · 205 ,

Dispositions 31 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 23

Guilty Pleas · · · · · 87 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 130

• Total · · · · · · · 271

... CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 174 Dispositions • · · · · · 248

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 180 Dispositions · · · · · · 43 •

JUVENILE CASE LOAD

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · 559 Dispositions · · · · · · 562

• _ Filings

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977) ~,~ Dispositions

• 319 1973 11. ......... _ ...... ........ 250

31A 1974 n. . 292

314 1975 u. ~ 220

.. 419

1976 IL .... "~ 405 .,' • 559 1977 It 1\ 562

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r- r- N N tv) ('t') <::f" • ~

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"----------'-9-7-7-CA-S-E-L-O-AD----------------,I­

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~==========~

1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CLARKE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASElOAD

Filings .. Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

1973

1974

1976

1977 . . . . o 0 0 0

U") 0 0 ..... N

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~

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A-6

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194 65

259

2 0

33 75

110

310 245

o o

o o

569 355

. 0 0 U")

N

. 0 0 0 (\")

• ~,~ Dispositions

896 .' 620 876 898 890

1230

827 • 569 355 . .

0 0 0 0

• U") 0 (\") <;j"

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1977 CASELOAD

1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(WASHINGTON COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 • Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i I1gs . Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-l977)

1973 H. . .. , ........ ~ .... 1974 n.

197!) n . , ............... ' ."" ........... "' .............

L9L~ IL ~"" ...... '" ........

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LO 0 a 0 0 0 a a a a 0 <:) .-- N ('W') ~ LO 1.0 " CO 0\ 0 LO

...- .--

A-7

. 0 0 0 N

85 30

115

32 o

26 15 73

127 186

94 61

o o

336 320

• 0 0 LO N

. a a a ('W')

~"« Dispositions I " 322

329 413 367 533 565 5' 3 4bU

.3~ 320 . . .

0 0 a 0 LO a ('W') ~

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Ie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1977 CASELOAD

1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings • Indictments . 465 Other · 114

Total · 579 Dispositions

65 Jury Trials . Bench Trials 23 ,-Guilty Pleas 146 Nols/Dismtssals . 220

Total · 454 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Fil'lngs · 611 Dispositions 679

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · 274 • Dispositions 104

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fili ngs · 0 Dispositions 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · 1464 Dispositions 1237 •

_ Filings ~~ Dispositions

1973 •

• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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------------------

1977 CASELOAO

2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (BUTLER COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAO

Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 97 • Othp.r · · · · · · · 17

Total · · · · · · · 114 Dispositions

10 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 47 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 81

• Total · · · · · · · 138

.-. CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 70 Dispositions · · · · · · 64

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAO

Filings · · · · · · · 145 Dispositions · · · · · · 104 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 329 Dispositions · · · · · · 306 •

__ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

1973 ~ 397 " 407 •

432 1 974 Il,,~ ~ 381

415 1975 It ".~~~~

~" 397 404

1976 Il ...... , :'I 490 • 329

1 r:l77 Il " 106 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

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r- N '" <::t l.O \,0 '" 00 m a LO a LO 0 LO 0 r- r- N N M M <::t •

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1977 CASELOAD

2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CRENSHAW COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs 51 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 16 Total · · · · · · · 67

Dispositions 4 Jury Trials · · · · · ·

Bench Trials · · · · · 1 • Guilty Pleas · · · · · 17 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 10

Total · · · · · · · 32 - . .-- CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 79

Dispositions · · · · · · 134

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 82 Dispositions · · · · · · 61 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · 228 · · · · · Dispositions · · · · 227 · · • \

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

- - .

206 < 1973 I- "' ~''"'~ <" :.~ i , ?1q

I " 294 !"

1974 H. ,.-

270 ill ,. \

, j. 286

1975 II. .... 1\1 I 314 ,

• i 305 I

1976 IL • , 281 .. I 228

1977 II. is }

227

.. . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

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...... N (Y) o:::t' U') ~ r-.. 00 0'\ 0 U') 0 U') <:) U') <:) .... r- N N (Y) (Y) o:::t' •

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1977 CASELOAD ..

r-'"

2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (LOWNDES COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAP.

• Filings Indictments · · · · · · 23 Other · · · · · · · 0

Total · · · · · · · 23 Dispositions

5 Jury Trials · · · · · · • Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 14 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 8

Total · · · · · · · 27 .. ... CIVIL CASELOAD

• Fil i ngs · " · · · · · 30 Dispositions · · · · · · 29

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · , · 54 Dispositions · · · · · · 51

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · 0 · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · 107 · Dispositions · · · · · · 107

• _ Filings CASE LOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

{1973-1977} 98

1973 It ..... " ........ , 129 • 145

1974 II ~ 86 155

1975 II. .'" ............ ~ 121 14Y

1976 IL ~ 224 • 107

1977 It 107 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lt') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- C'\J ("t) q- Lt') y:) " co m 0 Lt') 0 Lt') 0 U') 0 - ..... C'\J N ("t) ("t) q-•

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[ ~=========================19=7=7==CA=S=E=L=OA=D============================~I· 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 i • , I~,,, " . . ,. ;" . . . . . . . .

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.- N M od" 1.0 \0

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r- ..-

A-l2

. 0 0 0 N

171 33

204

19 1

78 99

197

179 227

281 216

o o

664 640

. 0 0 LO N

. 0 0 0 ("t')

• ~~ Dispositions

• . .

0 0 0 0 LO 0 • M od"

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1977 CASELOAD'

3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (BARBOUR-CLAYTON)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Filings Indictments · · · · · · 10 Other · · · · · · · 4

Total · · · · · · · 14 Dispositions

JurY4Tria1s · · · · · · 3 Benc~ Trials · · · · · 0 • Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 7 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 4

Total · · · · · · · 14 ..

CiVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 44 Dispositions · · · · · · 49

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · • · 28 Dispositions · · · · · · 24 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 86 Dispositions · · · · · · 87 •

_ Filings CASE LOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions {1973-1977}

• 1973

1974 '" 1975

• 1976 86

1977 II ~ 87 . '. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-r- N C\') o::T LO l.O r-.... <Xl 0'1 0 U., 0 LO 0 LO 0

.-- .-- N N C\') C\') o::T • A-13

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1977 CASELOAD I-~~~~~~============================~

_ Filings

1973

1974

1975

1976

3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(BARBOUR-EUFAULA)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismtssals •

Tota 1 .

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. . Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

.. 1977 I~ " ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

a a a a a a a a a a a a a Ltl a a a a a a a a a a a .- N ('t) ..r Ltl 1.0 " co 0'1 a Ltl

.- .-

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. 0 a a N

52 32 84

5 11 33 23 72

175 201

133 118

o o

392 391

. a a Ltl N

. a a a ('t)

• ~"'~ Dispositions

• 391 . .

a a a a Ltl a • ('t) ..r

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_ Filings

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 . . , . a 0 a

Ll) a 0-

1977 CASELOAD

3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(BARBOUR COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments , Other ,

Tota 1 , Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

,Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals ,

Total ,

"

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOME$TIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings, Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings " Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

~ . . . . . . . , a 0 a a 0 a a a

a a ~::> ....... co ':n

0 0 a 0 0 N M q- Ll) \,0

A-IS

, a a a r-

. a a Lt)

r--

62 36 98

8 11 40 27 86

219 • 250

· 161 · 142

o o

, 478 , 478

, , 0 a a a 0 Lt)

N N

, a a a ('I")

~~ Dispositions

, , a a a a Ll) 0 M q-

564 623 797 844 632 962 831 859 478 478

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1977 CASELOAD

3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(BULLOCK COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings • Indictments · · · · · · 57 Other · · · · · · · ]]

Total · · · · · · · 68 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 3 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 • Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 33 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 11

Total · · · · · · · 47 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 39 Dispositions · · · · · · 39

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 105 • Dispositions · · · · · · 73

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs . · · · · · · 212 Dispositions · · · · · · 159 ..

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions {1973-1977}

123 • 1973 8.. ~'...,. 101 234

1974 " 132 - 224

1975 _ ............... "'" ... , 347 249 • 1'976 II. 231 212

1 977 IL 159 . . . . . . . . · . . , . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,... N ('t') ¢ LO ~ ...... ex> en 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 • r- ,... N N ('t') ("f') ¢

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• 1977 CASELOAD

3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

• Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 119 Other · · · · · · · ~Z

Total · · · · · · · 166 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 11 Bench Trials · · · · · 11 Guilty Pleas · · · · · 73 • Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 38

Total · · · · · · · 133 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 258 • Dispositions · · · · · · 289

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · · 266 Dispositions · · · · · · 215

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0

• Dispositions · · · · · · 0

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings = · · · · · · 690 Dispositions · · · · · 637

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

(1973-1977) 687 • 1973 II ....... "' ..... ..... . ......................................................................................... , _624

-

1031 1974 II ........................... ........ , ............................... ~'-'-'-'-'-'-'-~ ."'" ...................... ~ ~ 976

856 1915 Il ......... ~ ................................................. ""'''' ................. , 1299

1080 • 1976 IL ...................... !\ 1090 690

1977 II ~ 637 . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . • . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,... N ('t') ..r 1.0 ~ '" ex:> 0\ 0 1.0 0 LO 0 LO 0 • ..- ..- N N M ('t') ..r

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r 1977 CASELOAD

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(BIBB COUNTY) • -

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings • Indictments · · · · · · 101 Other · · · · · · · ]8

Total · · · · · · · 119 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 0 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 • Guilty Pleas · · · · · 36 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 16

Total · · · · · · · 52 ,.,

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · · 92 Dispositions · · · · · , 40

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 77 Dispositions · · · · · · 52 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings ' . · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · · · · · 288 Dispositions · · · · · · 144 •

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~ Dispositions {1973-l977)

218 1973 Il , ...... ~ 210 • ?39 1974 II, .... 246

256 1975 II .. """ ~ 234

279 1976 Il ..... ................ , 240 •

288 1977 II. 144 . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N (Y") o:::t LO \0 r-... co en 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 ..... r- N N (Y") (Y") o:::t • A-18

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• 1977 CASELOAD

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (DALLAS COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 395 • Other · · · · · · · 25

Total · · · · · · · 420 Dispositions

Jury Trials · • · · · · 18 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guilty Pleas · · · · · 171 • Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 63

Total · · · · · · · 252 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 217 • Dispositions · · · · · · 452

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · , · 459 Dispositions · · · · · · 426 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 0 " Dispositions 0 · · · · · · •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 1096 Dispositions · · · · · · 1130

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

{1973-1977} 919 • 197 3 n... ... ,~ ...... ~~,~-h"'''' ...... , .. 855

1157 1 9 7 4 1[ ..................... "",, ........... ..... ~,~ ....... ......................................... ,'" 1029

1283 1 9 7 5 II. .... . ..................... ", ......... ....................... , 1128

1362 • 1 976 Jk.~ ............... ' ............. ....... ~""'~ ............. " . ............ 1225 1096

1977 Il '. ' ~ 1130 . . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N ('t') o::.t LO \0 /'.. co 0"1 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 • r- r- N N ("I') M o::t

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r~================~======1=97=7==CA=S=E=L=OA=D==========================~I· 4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(HALE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Glii'lty Pleas Nols/Dismtssals .

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

34 29 63

o o

19 15 34

84 23

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD (included in civil case1oad)

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

o o

o o

147 57

• ~==================================================~

_ Filings

,-j

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 . . . . .

o 0 0 0 0 LO a 0 0

r- N M

. 0 0 o:::r

CASELOAD HISTORY (1~)73-1977)

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 1..0 ........ co r.n

A-20

~~ Dispositions

199 111 • 222 140 211 218 237 137 • 147

57 . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 r- r- N N M M o:::r •

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• 1977 CASELOAD

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (PERRY COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 66 • Other · · · · · · · 4

Total · · · · · · · 70 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 4 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guilty Pleas · · · · · 50 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 10

Total · · · · · · · -6-4-•

.- CIVIL CASELOAD '.

Filings · · · · · · · 46 Dispositions · · · · · · 67

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · , · 78 Dispositions · · · · · · 79 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 194 Dispositions · · · · · · 210

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

(1973-1977) 254

• 1973 II. s 239 255

1 97 4 II L' ...... ''"'''' ...... , .... .' ...... .', ..... .' .. ~ 252 200

1 9 7 5 Il"lo."Io."Io."Io."Io., ................. .' ......... ,~ ,~

204 250

• 1 976 II~,~" " 243 194

1977 II ~~~ 210 . . . . . • . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,..- N ('I") oo:::t 1.0 \0 r.... co 0'1 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 L.() 0

• ,..- ..- N N ('I") ('I") oo:::t

A-21

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1977 CASELOAD

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(WILCOX COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings 53 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 0 Total · · · · · · · 53

Dispositions 1 Jury Trials · · · · · ·

Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 26 No1s/Dismissals · · · · · 6

Total · · · · · · · -3"3-

• ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · 5 · Dispositions · · · · · 0 · DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · , · 9 · Dispositions · · · · · · 4 • JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings · · · 0 .. · · · Dispositions · · · · 0 · · • TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 67 Dispositions · · · · · · 37

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

{1973-1977} 223

1 973 Jb...,~'-"''''''''''''''''~",~ 196 • 237

1 9 7 4 J~",,~~~,~,~~~,~,~.,~,~. 475 236

1 975 I\.., .......................... ' 239 265

1976 Il , 218 • 67

19771~~ 37 · . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N M <::T LO \0 " co 0\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 r- r- N N M M <:T •

A-22

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_ Filings

1977 CASELOAD

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings • Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings -. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

I. 1 _ • .'

. . . . . . . . . . r . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N ('I') 'd" LO 1.0 ,..... co 0'\ 0 LO

.-- r-

A-23

649 76

725

23 o

382 110 435

444 582

623 561

o o

. 1792

. 1578

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO N N

~~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('I') ('I') 'd"

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1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CHAMBERS COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAO

Filings 101 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 31 Total · · · · · · · 132

Dispositions 8 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · . · 0

Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 17 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 80

Total · · · · · · · 105

• ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · 79 · Dispositions · · · · · 48 · •

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · , · 292 Dispositions · · · · · · 201 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · , · · 503 Dispositions · · · · · · 354

• -

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

607 1973 Il ..... ' .... ~ ... ...... ~~"~ 717 •

590 1974 1l .......... .,

,,':~ .............................. .' ........... ~" . 550 663

1975 11• :\ 534 620

197 6 Il~ ... .... 698 • r 503

1977 Il 354 . . ; . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N (V') 'd" LO \.0 " IX> en 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0

r- r- N C\.I M M 'd" • A-24

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er- 1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (MACON COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Filings Indictments · · · · · · 71 Other ,

· · · · · · · I

Total · · · · · · · 72 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · 4

• Bench Trials · · · · · 1 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 13 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 7

Total · · · · · · · 25 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · · 162 Dispositions · · · · · · 23

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 75 Dispositions · · · · · · 37 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fi1ing~ · · · · · · · 309 Dispositions · · · · · · 85 •

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions {1973-1977)

355 1 97 3 ~,~ ....... :""' .... ~,~~""""'''' 357 •

411 1974 I~ .: .......... :"' .. "-'1 ... ~ 387

533 1 975 1b...,~~~"~~N :'I 413

542 1976 I!... .................. .............. ~ 293 •

309 1977 II. 0 85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N (Y') o::::t LO 1.0 i'" co 0\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 ,.... .... N N (Y') (Y') o::t • A-25

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1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(RANDOLPH COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings 48 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other ,. · · · · · · 22 Total · · · · · · · 70

Dispositions 7 Jury Trials · · · · · ·

Bench Trials · · · · " 0 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 21 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 4

Total · · · · · · · 32

• ,- ,

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 122 Dispositions · · · · · · 67

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 202 Dispositions · · · · · · 167 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · 394 . Dispositions · · · · · · 266

• .. Filings CASE LOAD H1STORY ~~ Dispositions

{1973-l977~

1 97 3 Ib.""",,,,,,,,-,,,~ .. ~ 284 301 • 329

1974 I~ . 328 437

1975 I\. :'I '. 383 350

1976 II, ~ 357 • 394 1')77 IL

, - 266 ,

. . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

\.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -' ....- N (V) o:::T \.0 u:) " 00 en 0 \.0 0 \.0 0 \.0 0 ..... ..... N N (V) (V) o:::T • A-26

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• 1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (TALLAPOOSA-ALEX. CITY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 89 • Other · · · · · · · ]6

Total · · · · < · · 107 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 6 Bench Trials · · · · · 0

.Guilty Pleas • · · · · 19 • Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 27

Total · · · · · · · 52 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 94 Dispositions · · · · · · 50

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 185 Dispositions · · · · · · 154 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · » · · · · 386 Dispositions · · · · · · 256

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~''''N Dispositions

{1973-1977)

• 1973

1974

1975

• 1976 .. 386

1977 Il ~ 256 .. . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ....... N ('I) 00::1" LO ~ ,..... ex) 0'\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0

• ,... ....... N N ('I) (V) oo::!"

A-27

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[ 1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(TALLAPOOSA-DADEVILLE) • CR X,M I NAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 128 • Other' · · · · · · · 11

Total · · · · · · · 139 Dispositions

6 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 0 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 43 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 76

Total · · · · · · · 125

• , ..

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Fili ngs · · · · · · · 61 Dispositions · · · · · · 63

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 106 Dispositions · · · · · · 120 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · 306 . · · Dispositions · · · · 308 · · • _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,,~ Dispositions

{1973-1977)

1973 • 1974

1975

1976 • 306

1977 II !'I 308 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LC') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N C"') o::::t LC') \0 '" co en 0 LC') 0 LO 0 LC') 0 . r- r- N N C"') C"') o::::t •

A-28

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1977 CASELOAD

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(TALLAPOOSA COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

! ~ -.~ - "!~ , _ q' I" •

1973

1974

1975

1977 . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 C,) 0 0

r- N ('t) <::t LO \,C) l' co en

A-29

. 0 0 0 r-

. 0 0 LO r-

. a 0 0 N

217 29

246

12 o

62 103 177

155 113

291 274

o o

692 564

. 0 0 LO N

~,~ Disposi tions

. • . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('t) ('t) <d"

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1977 CASELOAD I-~~~==================================~

I-5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

~==========================================~

_ Filings

1973

1974

1975

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

.. .

1976

1977

L· x. : I • , . .

N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- N M o::::t 1.0 1.0 ..... co 0'\ 0 1.0 0 ..... ..... N

A-3D

~,~ Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 N c-rJ M o::::t

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• 1977 CASELOAD

• TUSCALOOSA-6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Filings Indictments . 1253 Other · 258

Total • . 1511 Dispositions

66 Jury Trials

• Bench Trials 7 Guilty Pleas 1070 Nols/Dismissals . 385

Total · 1528

,. -

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · 742 Dispositions 962

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

• Filings · . 2124 Dispositions 2149

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings 344

• Dispositions 269

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · 4721 Dispositions 4908

• _ Filings ~~,~ Dispositions

• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

• r- N M <:;t I.t) 1.0 " 00 en 0 I.t) 0 L.O 0 L.O 0 ,.... r- N N ('f) M o:::r

A-3l

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[~========================1=9=7=7==CA=S=E=L=OA=D==========================~1· 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CALHOUN COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

Filings. Dispositions

CIVIL CASELOAD

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

_ Filings

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAQ_

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

.1 973 ~"~"'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Oc''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' .......................

· 1825 · 2624

o o

· 2447 · 3288

~""""~ 1 974 II. ....................... "~ ... .. .......... " ...... ."'~ .................................... ' ...... ~'"

1 9 7 5 II~ ................... ,"' ... ."'" .................. L""""'~ ....... ,.", ........................................................................... ' .................. ~""'~ ..

1976 II ....... .... ,~ '"''"', .... " ...... '"

1977 II. ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,..... N ("t') --r LO \0 r-. co m 0 LO 0 LO ,..... ,..... N N

A-32

• ~,~ Dispositions

2236 2279 • 2624 2863 3004

~ 304R

• 3577 .. 3123

2447 3288 . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ("t') ("t') o::t •

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• 1977 CASELOAD

7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (CLEBURNE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Filings Indictments . 145 Other · 2

Total · 147 Dispositions

Jury Trials 10

• Bench Trials 4 ,Guilty Pleas 18 Nols/Dismissals . 5

Total · 37 ,- .

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · 126 Dispositions 25

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

• Filings · 119 Dispositions 24

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. 0

• Dispositions 0

TOTAL CASElOAD

Filings · 392 Dispositions 86

• _ Filings ~,~ Dispositions

• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U") 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,.... N M ¢ U") \0 r-... co 0\ 0 U") 0 U") 0 U") 0 • ,.... r- N N M M ¢

A-33

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1977 CASELOAD Ie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . 370 Other ]]2

Total · 482 Dispositions

Jury Trials 75 Bench Trials 86 Guil ty Pl eas 226 Nols/Dismtssals . 93

Total · 480 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · 413 Dispositions 246

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil ings · Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · Dispositions

_ Filings CASELOAD HIS10RY (1973-1977)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 . . . . o 0 0 0

LO 0 0 ..... N

. o o M

. . . . o 0 0 0 o 0 0 0 o::t LO \0 r-..

. . . o 0 0 o 0 0 ex:> 0\ 0 ....

A-34

. 1944

. 2648

0 0

. 2839

. 3374

. . . o 0 0 o 0 0 LO 0 LO ..... N N

. o o o M

~,,~ Dispositions

. o o LO M

. o o o o::t

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1977 CASELOAD

8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (LIMESTONE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASElOAD

Fil i ngs 69 Indictments · · · · · · Other • · · · · · · 9

• Total · · · · · · · 78

Dispositions Jury Trials · · · · , · 11 Bench Trials · · · · · 0

.Guilty Pleas · · · • · 61 • No1s/Dismissa1s · · · • · 24

Total • · · · · • · 96 ,.,

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 85 Dispositions · · · · · · 167

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASElOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · • · 390 Dispositions · · · · · · 285 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · • · · · 553 Dispo~itions · · · · · · 548

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

(1973-1977)

1973 "!! 412 k~ "'-""'" 419 • 502

1974 1I~~ ................. ~ 394 519

1975 II ....... .... ""..; 466 725

1976 Il ,

631 :!II • 553 1977 II , 548 , , , > . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

J ..- N M «:t LO ~ ,..... co 0'\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 ..- ,.- N N M M «:t • A-35

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[ 1977 CASELOAD I-'~l =======================================================~l

8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

L (MORGAN COUNTY) I· ~==============-=================================~

.. Filings

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

Filings Dispositions

CIVIL CASELOAD

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

166 351 517

22 o

393 111 526

522 542

995 925

o o

2034 1993

~,~ Dispositions

1076 956

1519 ~73~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ____________ ~ __ ~~

1974

1976

1977 . o

. o LO

. 0 0 r-

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 N f") oo:r

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 C> 0 0 0 LO W I'- co m

A-36

'" 1768 1979 1443 2161 1739 2034

~ 1993 . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 r- r- N N f") f") oo:r

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,

--------- -- - -- -- --- ---------

1977 CASELOAD

8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

.'

CIVIL CA5ELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings ,. Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASE LOAD

235 360 595

33 o

454 135 622

607 709

• 1385 · 1210

o o

· 2587 2541

~=======,-============================================~

_ Filings:

C.~iiiii .• 1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 . . . . 0 0 0 0 0

I.t') 0 0 0 ..... N ("t')

. 0 0 o::t

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . .j 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 1.0 " co en

'A-37

~,~ Dispositions,

1488

. . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 .- ..... N N ("t') ("t') o::t ' ..

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1977 CASELOAD I-9TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

l (CHEROKEE COUNTY) •

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fiiings Indictments · · · · · · 96 • Other · · · · · · · 19

Total · · · · · · · 115 Dispositions

8 Jury Trials · · · · · · I Bench Trials · · · · · 56

.Guilty Pleas · · · · · 37 • Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 42

Total · · · · · · · 143 .-.

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 82 Dispositions · · · · · · 83

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 140 Dispositions · · · · · · 100 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings ' . · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · a •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 337 Dispositions · · · · · · 326

• '-

_ Filings CASELOAO HISTORY ~,~ Disposi tions {1973-1977}

243 197 3 IL.~ ~ 385 • 292 1974 IL .,

'" 168 295

1 9 7 5 II.,,,,,., ."." .. "~~ 266 343

1 9 7 6 I~""",,,,,,,,,,,,~ .. · .. v_, ............ , .,,~ 356 • 337 1977 II .. 326 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..... N ('I") oo::T LO ~ r-.. co 0'\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0

~ _________________________________________ ""' ___ ""' ___ N ___ N ____ ('I") ___ ('I") ___ oo::T __________ -l. A-38

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1977 CASElOAD -I ~~~==================================~

9TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(DEKALB COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas No1s/Dismissals .

Total .

.'

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAO

Filings ,. Dispositions

Fil ings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASE LOAD HISTORY (1973-1977) ,

1973

1974

1975

1976 I ' •

1977 t . . " .., . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,.... N M <::t U') 1.0 r-. <Xl 0'\ 0 LO ..- r0-

A-39

347 157 504

13 7

145 103 268

483 525

438 355

o o

. 1425

. 1148

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO N N

~,~ Dispositions

. . . o 0 0 o 0 0 o LO 0 M M -.::t

811 800 977 626

1033 1147 1138 1300 1425 1148

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~[=========================19=7=7==CA=S=E=L=OA=D============================~1·

I· 9TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

~==========================================~

_ Filings

1972.

1974

1975

1976

1977 . . .

0 0 0 LO 0

r-

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials 0

Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings . Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('t') oo:::T

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 1.0 '" co 0\

A 40

. 0 0 0 ,......

. 0 0 l.o r-

. 0 0 0 N

443 J 76 619

21 63

182 145 411

565 608

578 455

a a

1762 1474

. 0 0 LO N

~,~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('t') ('t') oo:::T

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• _ Filings

1975

. . . o 0 0

LO 0 r-•

1977 CASELOAD

JEFFERSON-10TH JUDICIAL C~RCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

To ta 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD .

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . , . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N M o:;t- LO \0 '" co en

A-41

. 0 0 0 r-

. 0 0 LO r-

~- --------

· 2385 • 1243 • 3628

314 106

· 2488 782

3690

5301 5832

• 7823 • 8291

, 4066 · 3328

.20 ~818 ,21,141

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO N N

~"~ Disposi tions

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO M M

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1977 CASELOAD ~.

LAUDERDALE-11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I· ~============================~~==========~ CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

81-3 574

o o

1636 1037

I• ~~================================================================~. _ Filings C ~,~ Dispos i tions

• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..... ('\J ('f') ood" U') \0 ..... co C\ 0 U') 0 U') 0 U') 0 • .... ..... ('\J ('\J (V) (V) ood"

A-42

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• _ Filings

• . . .

0 0 0 LO 0 .... •

1977 CASELOAD

12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(COFFEE-ELBA)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

.-

CIVIL CASE LOAD -

Filings . Dispositions

--- --- -- -- - -------

86 47

133

27 41 28 4

100

125 81

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil; ngs Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY ( 1 97·3 -1 9 77 )

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('t) o::;t LO t.O r-.. co en

A-43

. 0 0 0 ....

. . 0 0 0 0 IJ') 0 .... N

233 150

o o

491 331

. 0 0 LO N

~~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('t) ('t) o::;t

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1977 CASELOAD

12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(COFFEE-ENTERPRISE) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 39 • Other · · · · · · · 26

Total · · · · · · · 65 Dispositions

4 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 1 • Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 33 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 27

Total · · · · · · · 65 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 115 Dispositions · · · · · · 99

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · , · 363 Dispositions · · · · · · 291 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 543 Dispositions · · · · · · 455 •

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions (1973-1977~

477 1 97 3 Ib...,"" ................................... ""'~-,---~ ........ "" ...... ,~ 536 •

515 1 9 7 4 I~~,~.;;.."'"~~""" ............... , .......... """"w . 554

600 1 9 7 5 II~"","""-'~~,~~,~~~~~,~ 527

597 1 9 7 6 IL,,,,, ~"""' .......... "'~~""'~ 506 •

543 1977 II. :-. 455 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

d 0 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 a 0 a 0 0 0 ...... N ('t) <:::I- LO ~ ,.... co 0'1 0 LO 0 LO a LO 0 ...... ...... N N ('t) ('f) r.t •

A-44

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1977 CASELOAD

12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(PIKE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other •

Total • Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.GuiJty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil ings " .. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CA

! .

• 1973 l~ " I

• . . . . . • . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.- N ('t)

""" U') l.O ,..... ex> 0\ 0 U')

• .- r-

A-45

. 0 0 0 N

166 58

224

2 o

72 23 97

94 36

162 116

o o

480 249

. 0 0 Ll")

N

J

~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U') 0 ('t) ('t) c::t

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1977 CASELOAD I-~~~==================================~

I-12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

~================~==========================~

_ Filings

. , . 0 0 0

\.0 0 ,......

CRIMINAL CASElOAD

Filings Indictments Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals •

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('I') o:;:t I.() U) ....... co 0"1

A-46

. 0 0 0 ,......

. 0 0 I.()

r-

291 131 422

33 42

133 54

262

334 216

758 557

o o

. 1514 • 1035

. . 0 0 0 0 0 \.0 t"J N

~,~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('I') ('I') o:;:t

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• 1973

• . . .

0 0 0 1.0 0

• r-

1977 CASELOAD

MOBILE-13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

Filings. Dispositions

CIVIL CASELOAD

..

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C'\.I (V) <d" 1.0 to f'- (X) en

A-47

. 0 0 0 .-

. 0 0

'1.0 .-

· 1458 546

• 2004

65 424

· 1278 815

· 2582

• 2021 2950

· 3790 · 3247

• 1280 972

. 0 0 0 C'\.I

9095 9751

. 0 0 1.0 C'\.I

~,~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 ("f) (V) ~

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1977 CASELOAD \e ~~~~==~~~============~========~

_ Filings

. . . 0 0 0

LO 0 .-

WALKER-14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 • Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N M o::t LO 10 " co 0\

A-48

. 0 0 0 .-

. 0 0 LO ......

. a 0 0 N

220 85

305

7 1

184 188 380

345 412

686 626

o o

1336 1418

. 0 0 LO N

. 0 0 0 M

• ~''N Dispositions

• . .

0 0 0 0 LO 0 • M o::t

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1977 CASELOAD

MONTGOMERY-15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other •

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASElOAD

Fil i n~ls . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings '. Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

1195 601

1796

171 56

· 1307 299

· 1833

· 1386 · 1774

· 2574 • 2331

2862 2682

8618 8620

_ Filings CASE LOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

~,~ Dispositions

• 1973

,.: f'" • ~ 'f"'.' 1- ~~

l 'I ! •

, , .

• . . . . . • . . . . . • . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U"l 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N ('Y') o::t I.() 1.0 " co m 0 LO 0 I.() 0 I.() 0 • r- r- N N ("f) ('Y') o::t

A-49

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1977 CASELOAD

ETOWAH-16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs • Indictments . 828 Other · 489

Total · · 1317 Dispositions

23 Jury Trials . . Bench Trials 19 • Guil ty Pl eas 652 Nols/Dismissals . 538

Total · · 1232 ...

CIVIL CASE LOAD • Filings · · 1063 Dispositions · 1271

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD . .

Fil i ngs 1184 • · Dispositions 949

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings 0 Dispositions 0 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings . . 3564 Dispositions . 3452 •

_ Filings ~,~ Dispositions

• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .... N ('J) 'd" LO \0 r-. co m 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 • r- .... N N ('I') ('I') 'd"

A-50

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• 1977 CASELOAD I 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ] • (GREENE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 80 • Other · · · · · · · 2

Total · · · · · · · 82 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 5 Bench Trials · · · · · 0

.Guilty Pleas · · · · 0 40 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 4

• Total · · 0 · · · · 49

... CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 37 Dispositions · · · · · · 6

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · • · 47 Dispositions · · · · · · 23 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fill ngs .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 166 Dispositions · · · · · · 78

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~~ Dispositions

(1973-1977) 149 • 1973 Il~~ ~ 148 170

197 4 ~""""""~ .. .; 178 290 .

1975 Il ~ 272 332 • 1976 II. ....... k ...... :0. 296 166

1977 IL ~~ 78 . . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 .-- N ("t) q- In ~ " cO 0'1 . 0 It) 0 In (:) LO d

• r- .- N N ("t) ("t) q-

A-51

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_ Fi2.ings

. . . 0 0 0

!J") 0 ..,.,.

1977 CASElOAD

17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(MARENGO COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASElOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total .

CiVIL CASELOAD

FilTngs . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY --(;973-l977)

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N t"f) o::;t- !n to ~ 00 ""

A-52

. 0 0 -..... ....

. 0 0 L&I r-

. 0 0

-=-N

76 58

134

7 3

72 27

109

199 148

219 146

o o

552 403

. 0 0

""" N

. 0 0 -=-M

• ~,~ Dispositions

• . .

0 0 0 0

"'" 0 , . M o::r

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• _ Filings

• . . .

0 0 0 1.0 0

.-

1977 CASELOAD

17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(SUMTER COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAQ

Filings Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Total •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Fil ings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil ings • Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Dispositions

Filings • Dispositions

C

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 C) 0 N M '-q' LO

TOTAL CASELOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 «;,0' " CO 0\ 0

..-

A-13

. 0 G 1.0 ..-

. 0 g 0 N

118 14

132

7 o

50 10 67

48 30

80 77

o o

260 174

. 0 0 1.0 N

~,~ Pisposi tions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 :0- ~

1~1 0 1.0 0 M M o:::t

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1977 CASELOAD

17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Gun ty Pl eas No1s/Dismtssals .

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings .

TOTAL CASELOAD

274 74

348

19 3

162 -11

2'2"5"

284 184

346 246

o o

978 655

Dispositions

~==================================================~. _ Filings

1973

~,~ Dispositions CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

~~--------------------____ r---~~

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1977 CASt:LOAD ·1 ~==========================================~

.[ •

18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CLAY COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 • Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

36 20 56

o 6 3

17 26

44 18

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings • Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Dispositions

Fil ; ngs • Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-197i)

. o

. o Y)

. . . o 0 0 o .0 .. 0. r- C\.i 'M

. 0 0 oo:::t

. . 0 0

. - CL ··-0 .I.C'> u;)

. . . . 0 0 0 0

___ .0 ·0 .t;;;I. 0 ,.... co 0'\ 0 ..-

A-55

. 0

·~O

I.C'> ,.....

86 72

o o

186 116

~,~ Dispositions

. . . . . o 0 0 0 0

- ",e::;:!-,~.;c-:;oJ~- ":.-:;-0:-' .~-~'-:o.-::---:::: .o-..=..:~~~""=,,,--~::::.;.=,:-.:-o LO 0 LO 0 N IN M M <d"

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• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o. 0 0 Q g ..:--,~.,. - 0 0 0 0 0 a b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ '"'" r- N (V') o:::t LO \0 ~ <Xl 0\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 • .-- r- C\J N (V') (V') o:::t

A-5'6

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_ Filings

. . 0 0 0

LO 0 .-

18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(SHELBY COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1 .

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings . O"ispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASElOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('t) oo::;t LO

TOTAL CASELOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 U) ..... CO 0\ 0

r-

A-57

. 0 0 LO .-

212 69

281

7 36

174 82

299

323 343

482 475

o o

. 1086 1117

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO N N

~,~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('t) ('t) o:t

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1977 CASELOAD I-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~========~~

_ Filings

. . . . . a a a a a a

1.0 a a a a r- N M ~

18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . a a a a a a a a a a 1.0 \0 ...... OJ 0\

A-58

. a a 0 r-

~,~ Dispositions

• . . . . . .

a 0 a a a a a a a a a <:)

1.0 a 1.0 <:) 1.0 0 r- N N M M ~ •

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• _ Filings

• . . .

0 0 0 Ln 0 ,.....

1977 CASELOAD

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(AUTAUGA COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments. Other .

Tota 1 . Oispositions

Jury Trials Ben{;h Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. Dispositions

Filings • Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('I') -.:t r.n

TOTAL CASE LOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ " CO C'I 0 ,.....

A-59

. 0 0 IJ') ,.....

122 62

184

9 1

39 103 152

98 110

215 172

o o

. 497 • 434

. . 0 0 0 0 0 IJ')

N N

~,~ Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 IJ') 0 ('I') (\') od"

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1977 CASELOAD Ie ~~~~================================~

_ Filings

. . . 0 0 0

LO 0 r-

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CHILTON COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE~OAD

Filings Indictments . Other

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings . Dispositions

. . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N M -=:t LO ~ r-. co C'\

A-60

. 0 0 0 r-

. 0 0 LO r-

. 0 0 0 N

134 35

169

6 1

89 104 200

145 93

288 251

o o

602 544

. 0 0 LO N

. 0 0 0 M

• ~,~ Dispositions

• . .

0 0 0 0 LO 0 • M -=:t

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1977 CASELOAD

"

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (ELMORE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAQ.

Fil i ngs Indic;tments · · · · · · 367 • Other · · · · · · · 164

Total · · · · · · · 531 Dispositions

11 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 154 .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 165 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 105 •

Total · · · · · · · 435 .. ,

CIVIL CAS .. ELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 190 Dispositions · · · · · · 105 •

. DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 411 Dispositions · · · · · · 335 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil ings · · · · · · 0 .. Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 1132 Dispositions · · · · · · 815

• ,

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

660

• 1973 H. 723 942

1974 II. ~ 852 924

1975 II. 951 -'.' 947

• 1976 II. II 994 1132

1977 I~~ 875 , . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . • 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

U') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,.... N ('Y') <:T L() . 1.0 ...... co 0'1 0 L() 0 L() 0 L() 0

• - ,.... N N ('Y') (\') o:t'

A-61

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1977 CASELOAD "

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings 623 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 261 Total · · · · · · · 884

Dispositions 26 Jury Trials · · · · · ·

Bench Trials · · · · · 156 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 293 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 312

Total · · · · · · · 787

• ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 433 Dispositions · · · · · · 308

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 914 Dispositions · · · · · · 758 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · · · · · 2231 Dispositions · · · · · · 1853

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

{1973-1977~ 1357

1973 lk.,~ is 1519 • 1877 1974 II, ..... ,

:\"""'~"'."""''''''''''''''''''''''N .... .' ............. "~ 1742 .. 1937

1975 II, ~"'~'"'" .. ' ......... ~ ~. :.. 2052

2066 1976 11.

~'X' ................... " 2069 • 2231

1977 II. iN " 1853 , .. . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N ('f') o::t LO 1.0 ..... co en 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 ,... .-- N N ('f') ('f') o::t •

A-62

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1977 CASElOAD

20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (HENRY COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE lOAD

Filings 76 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 5 Total · • · · · · · 81

Dispositions :) Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 0

Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 59 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 7

Total · • · · · · · 69

• ...

CIVIL CASElOAD

• Filings · • · · · · · 47 Dispositions · · · · · · 22

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE lOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 98 Dispositions · · · · · · 55 •

JUVENILE CASElOAD

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · 88 Dispositions · · · · · · 73 , •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · • · · 314 Dispositions · · · · · · 219

• _ Filings CASElOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions

{1973-1977} ,------y - - -

225 • 1973 Ib...,,,, , 219 196

1 9 7 4 I~"""""",,~ 219 270

1 9 7 5 II&."",'~ 255 )~~

1976 It ..... 271 • 314 1977 It. 21£ . · . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . • .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

..- C\J ('f') --r 1.0 1.0 ...... CX) en 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 • ..... ..... C\J C\J (V) ('f') --r

A-G3

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_ Filings

1973

1974

1975

1976

20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(HOUSTON COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

Filings Dispositions

CIVIL CASELOAD

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositi:ons

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. Disposltions

Filings. Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

.. ,

CASElOAD HISTORY -rl 973 - 1 97 7 )

..... ,

· 474 59

· 533

47 36

· 343 98

· 524

· 595

· 571

• 1093 · 1048

· 566

· 488

· 2787 · 2631

:'I

, .. ~ 1 977 ~&~"""""",-,-"""",-,~,,-~ ~~ .

o 0 Lt')

. 0 0 ......

. 0 0 N

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 M ..,. Lt')

. . .. . ., . . . . . C) 0 0 0 (::) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 \.0 r-.. 00 C'\ 0 Lt')

...... ...... -----~.~-------------------------------------------A-64

. . 0 0 0 0 0 Ln N N -

• ~,~ Dispos i tions

826 761 e·

, 1380 1296 1782 1726 219'; 2072 • 2787

. 2~3] . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lt') 0 M M ..,. •

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1977 CASELOAD J ~=================:================:===================

l

_ Filings

1973 "

20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

F"!1ings Indictments . Other . .

To ta 1. . Dispositions

Jury Trials. . Bench Trials . Guilty Pleas • Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1. . .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings • Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings ,. Dis P 0 sit i 0 ;~ s

rilings . Dispositions

TOTAL CAS ELOAJ)

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973- 1 977)

\i

• 550 · 64 • 614

· 50 · 36 • 402 · 105 · 593

• 642 · 593

• 1191 · 1103

· 654 · 561

· 3101 • 2850

; 1 974 ~"""""",~:,~,'\.~""""",,,~,,,,,,,,,,,,,~,,,~~

1975

1976 II.

u1 ~9L7L7 jJb..~~~~~~8!~~li~~NS!~~IS~~~~~S!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~""""''''''~'''''~~ . ~ . . . .' . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a <=;) 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 c:::. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- N M ..... LO 4J;) ..... co en 0 LO 0 LO

r- r- N (\J

A-65

~,~ Dispositions

. . . o 0 0 000 o LO 0 M M o;:t

1051 980

1476 1515 2052 1981 2471 2343 3101 2850

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_ Filings

1973 II~ .... , ..

1974 II.

1976 II."' .........

1977 II . • 0 0

I.t)

. 0 0 ......

ESr.AMBIA-21ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilt;' Pleas Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JGVENILE CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil ings . Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 N (Y") o:::r

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I.t) 1.0 " 00 0\

A-66

. 0 0 0 .....

. 0 0 I.t) .....

243 51

· 294

10 1

· 173 25

· 209

268 · 141

365 280

o o

. 927

. 630

. . 0 0 0 0 0 I.t)

N C\.I

. 0 0 0 M

~,,'"« Dispositions

. . .0 0 0 0 I.t) 0 (Y") o:::r

830 744 954 983

1085 1048 1084 1054 927 630

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1977 CASELOAD I ~~~~~~~~~~~~

_ Filings

1973 II.

1974 Il..,

COVINGTON-22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissa1s .

Total .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

_. ~ -"-- --- -

~

1975 W~ ~,~

1976 II. ~-~ --- -, -

~""""'~""'~"N ,

1_1'1.

1977 /I.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I.l') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,.... C\J (\') ~ I.l') \.0 ...... co 0'\ 0 I.l') .... .... A-67

· 238 98

· 336

37 17 91

-Yj_ .' 171

· 175 71

· 248 · 258

o o

· 759 • 500

. . 0 0 0 0 0 I.l')

N N

. 0 0 0 ('I')

I

I

N\.~ Dispositions

953 1030

818 811

1297 1075 1150 1163

(.' 759 SOD . .

0 0 0 0 I.l') 0 ('I') o;t

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1977 CASELOAD I· ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~====~~~

MADISON-23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments 0

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials. . Bench Trials .

.Guilty Pleas . Nols/Dismissals .

Total. 0 •

... CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . · 0 0

Dispositions 0 0 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

· ·

0

·

0

0

0

0

0

0

· ·

0

· DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil ings 0 · · · · Dispositions · · 0 · JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. 0 · · 0

Dispositions · · · 0

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings 0 · · 0 . Dispositions 0 0 0 0

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 o 0

o 0 0 0 Lt) 0 0

r- N

0 0 ("t)

~

. 0 0 0 0 <::t Lt)

. · 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 \0 ....... co en

A-68

. 0 0 0 r-

· 0

· ·

0

·

. 0 0 Lt)

r-

0 756 nn"

0 c.oc. 0 1038

0 41 0 2 · 685 · 286 0 1014

· 1268 · 1461

· 2507

· 2979

· 1558 o 1559

o 6371 · 7013

0 0

0 0 0 0 0 Lt)

N N

0

0 0 0 ("t)

~~~ Dispositions

. . o 0 o 0 Lt) 0 ("t) c::t

4419 6757 4647 4560 4376 5824 4605 4601 6371 7013

./

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• 1977 CASELOAD

24TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (FAYETTE COUNTY) .o~

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Filings Indictments ,." · · · · · · ou Other · · · · · · · Q

Total · · · · · · · 60 Dispositions

JUl'Y Trials · · · · · · 0 Bench Trials · · · · · 61 • . Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 639 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 128

Total · · · · · · · 828 ... ...

CIVIL CASELOAD . • Filings · · · · · · · 77 Dispositions 20 .

· · · · · · DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil ; ngs · · · · · · · 117 Dispositions · · · · · · 66 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 254 Dispositions · · · · · · 914 • I

_ Filings CASE LOAD HISTORY M.'~ Dispositions {1973-1977)

~. 283 1973 l

0- .. 264 • 332

1974 IL 307 453

1975 It .~~,

~"""~ 485 U 392

1976 II ~ 410 • 254

1977 ~~'-,~~ 914 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 c::> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 c::> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N l;"l'l ~ LO \.0 r..... co '" 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 r- r0- N ('oJ. M M ~ • I

A .... 69

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1977 CASELOAD

24TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(LAMAR COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs 51 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 20 Total · · · · · · · 71

Dispositions 1 Jury Trials · · · · · ·

Bench Trials · · · · · 2 Guil ty Pleas · · · · · 21 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 10

Total · · · · · · · 34

• ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 95 Dispositions · · · · · · 41

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · , · 123 · Dispositions · · · · · · 88 • JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings · · , · · 0 .. · Dispositions · · · · 0 · · • TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · · · , · 289 Dispositions · · · · · · 163

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY Ro.'''I': Dispasi tians I

(1973-1977) 242

1973 II.~ ...... , 219 • 227 1974 II. 232

292 1975 I~"'''''''''''''''''''' 262

291 1976 Il .................... 333 • 289 1977 ' .......... ~ 163 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . ,

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N M o:::t LO \0 ....... 00 0'1 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 .- .- N N M M o:::t • A-70

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• 1977 CASELOAD

24TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (PICKENS COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

• Fil i ngs Indictments . · 100 Other · 6

Total · · 106 Dispositions

8 Jury Trials

• Bench Trials 0 .GuiJty Pleas 112 Nols/Dismissals . 0

Total · 120 ....

CiVIL CA5ELOAQ. • Filings · 75 Dispositio~s · 127

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

• Fil i ngs · • 174 Dispositions · 246

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs 0

• Dispositions 0

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · 355 Dispositions 493

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY M.~~ Disposi tio

(1973 1977) ns

.----274

1973 o. ~~4 • 291

1974 Il 2Rl 303

_L91~ If: 25? '-, 330

1976 IL 261 • ;, 35b 1977 " ~:t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 c 0 0 0

• r- N ('t) <::t LO \0 r-... co 0'1 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0 r- r- N N ('t) ('\") <::t

A-7l ·,\1

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I-1977 CASELOAD

24TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

.-

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 211 • Other · · · · · · · 26

Total · · · · · · · 237 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 9 B·ench Trials · · · · · 63

.Guilty Pleas · · · · · 772 • No1s/Dismissa1s · · · · · 138

Tota 1 · · · · · · · 982 .. , ... CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 247 • Dispositions · · · · · · 188

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · • · 414 Dispositions · · · · · · 400 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. , · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · 898 Dispositions · · · · · .1570

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

(1973-197n , 799

1973 1l ........ ..... - ~ 837 • 850 1 974 I~""",,~ , 800

1975 II.

~""~ 1048 999

1976 Il ~,

1013 1005 • 898

~977 , 1570 " . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C::;) 0 U") 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C::;) 0 ,.... N (\") '<:t U") \0 r--. co 0-. 0 U") 0 U") 0 U") 0

r- ..... N N (\") (\") '<:t • A-72

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• 1977 CASELOAD I 25TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

• (MARION COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

Filings 111 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 16 Total · · · · · · · 127-

Dispositi~ns 32 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 7

,GuiJty Pleas · · · · • 72 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 23

Total · · · · · · · 134

• '" CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · ., 135 Dispositions · · · · · · 240

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · • . · 324 Dispositions · · · · · · 244 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings ' . · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · • · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · • · 586 Dispositions · · · · · · 618

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions

(1973-1977~ 405 • 1973 L'

"" 368 465

1974 II. ~~w, 416 429

1975 Il ~ 375 590

1976 II, - ,-

578 ,

1977 '., ,. --- .- 586

618 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lt') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ N ('I') c;T Lt') \0 " co 0\ 0 Lt') 0 Lt') 0 Lt') 0 • r- ~ N N ('I') ('I') c;T

A-73

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1977 CASElOAD

25TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(WINSTON COUNTY) • I

fRIMINAl CASElOAD

Filings I n die t men t s, 0 · · · · · 89 • Other · · · · · · · ]2

Total · · · · · · · 101 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 12 Bench Tri,:lls · · · · · 0

.Guilty Pleas · · · · · 65 • No1s/Dismissals · · · · · 39

Total · · · · · · · 116 ...

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 138 • Dispositions · · · · · · 161

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE lOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 264 • Dispositions · · · · · · 183

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 503 Dispositions · · · · · · 460 ••

iiiii Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispos i tions {1973-1977}

df\J:i

1 973 ~"~~""""""""""~ d?f\ • , 440 1974 Ib-..,~ ......... , ~ ....... ~ .................. 443

605 1975 Il 718

569 1976 Il ~.c 635 • 50" 1977 II

~""v. 46C . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 a 0 Q Q Q Q Q 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0 (5 0 0 0 0 r- N (Y') o:::t LO \0 " 00 0'1 0 L.O 0 L.O 0 L.O 0

0- 0- N N (Y') (Y') q- • A-74

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• iiIiiii Filings

• . . .

0 <:) 0 U') 0

• ....

1977 CASELOAD

25TH JUDICIAL. CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments. Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials

.Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals •

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings • Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASE LOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

c

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('I') o:::t L()

TOTAL CASELOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ ...... CO 0\ 0

,.-

A-75

. 0 0 L()

r-

. 0 0 0 ('J

200 28

228

44 7

137 62

250

273 401

588 427

a a

1089 1078

. 0 0 L() ('J

~'''IN Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('I') ('I') o:::t

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1977 CASELOAD

RUSSELL-26TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 184 Other · · · · · · · -1.lQ-

Total · · · · · · · 394 Dispositions

23 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 7 .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 116 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 201

Total · · · · · · · 347 ...

C:IVIL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 233 Dispositions · · • · · · 307

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 718 Dispositions · · · · · · 663

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · , · · · 0 Dispositions · · , · · · 0

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · · · · · 1345 Dispositions · · · · · · 1317

~==================================================~

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

~'''N Dispositions

2094 1;»-197 3 ll~~,~~",,,,,,,,,,,~,,,~,,,,,~,,,,~,,,,,,,~,,~, ~,~ 2198

2902 2667 2378

1975 II. .'\."'~~""""""~"~"_~""~~'~"'~'\l~.:...' ____ -II-_-.!2::..:::6:.!...7~0 B-_____ -ff-_-..:::.;20=2~6

1 976 ,,~"~"""""""""""~"-''''''-,,~~''''''-''-,''-'''''~. 1974 1345

1 977 I~""~,~~"",,,,,,,,,,,,~,,,,,,,,,,,,,,~~ 1317 ~ ",", .. ~ .. . ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 :0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.- N ("I') o::t Lt") 1.0 .r--. co C7l 0 Lt") 0 Lt") 0 LO 0 .- .- N N ("I') ("I') o::t

A-76

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• r-[ ----·----·-----1-97-7-C-A-S-EL-O-A-O--------...... o--··,·

MARSHALL-27TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ·1 ~===========================================;~====~ •

• _ Filings

• 1973 n

J9L4

1975

• 1976 II ..

1977 II:

. . . 0 0 0

LO 0

• .....

CRIMINAL CASELOAO

Filings Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CA5ELOAO

Filings . Oispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAl

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (19731977}

~

..........

~~ .~~

...........

.. , . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,0 N M

""" LO \0 I"- CO en

A-77

~

. 0 0 0 ....

. 0 0 LO .....

259 . ---.J2.L

380

~~

. 0 0 0 N

23 3

211 291 528

410 597

711 661

o o

1501 1786

. 0 0 LO N

. 0 0 0 M

~~ Dispcsi tic ns

754 194~

1882 173~ 2417 ? 14? 1 143 1'19J _1501

786 . . 0 0 0 0 LO 0 M

"""

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I Je I 1977 CASELOAD

~I ==========================================~ I BALDWIN-28TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I •

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings • Indictments · · · · · · 339 Other · · · · · · · J~

Total · · · · · · · 373 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 9 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 • .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 202 No1s/Dismissals · · · · · 68

Total · · , · · · · 279 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 376 Dispositions · · · · · · 660

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. · · · · · · 991 Dispositions · · · · · · 984 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 1740 Dispositions · · · · · · 1923 •

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

1883 1973 " SI 1826 •

2023 1974

~""""""'''''''''''''''~~ 2033 2162

1975 :o. ........................... ~ 2151 2390

1976 IIlI..""" """" ~ 2157 • I 1977 II

1740 is 1923 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I./) 0 0 0 0 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,..... N M 0::1" I./) \0 " co C'\ 0 LO 0 I./) 0 LO 0 ,..,.. ,..... N N M M 0::1" •

A-78

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• 1977 CASELOAD

TALLADEGA-29TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

• Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 176 Other · · · · · · · 249

Total · · · · · · · 425 Dispositions

13 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Tri a'l s · · · · · 0 Guil ty Pleas · · " · · 212 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 66

Total · · · · · · · 291

• ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 353 Dispositions · · · · · · 659

• DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 1122 Dispositions · · · · · · 1200 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 1900 Dispositions · · · · · · 2150

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions

(1973-1977) 1208

1973 " . 1120 1295

197411~ 1220 11107

1975 II .. , 1499 1937

G976 •

1649 1900

1977 2150 , , . . . . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- C'\J ('t) ..r 1.0 1..0 ..... co en 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 1.0 0 .... ,..... C'\J C'\J ('t) M q

-A 79

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1977 CASELOAD

30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(BLOUNT COUNTY) • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 177 • Other · · · · · · · 33

Total · · · · · · · 210 Dispositions

7 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 38 • .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 42 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 42

Total · · · · · · · 129 - . . .. .....

CIVIL CASELOAD • Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 138 Dispositions · · · · · · 52

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · • · 254 Dispositions · · · · · · 184 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 602 Dispositions · · · · · · 365 •

...

lIB Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

468 1973 R. ~ 547

527 1974 Il~~' 571

533 1975 .~ 505

524 1976 fl.' 410

602 1977 ...

365 " . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,.... N M 0:::1" 1.0 \0 ...... co 0\ 0 Lr3 0 Lt) 0 Lt) 0 ,.... ,.... N N M M 0:::1"

A-80

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__ Filings

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977 . 0

. . 0 0 an 0

..-

1977 CASELOAD

30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(ST. CLAIR-ASHVILLE)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Gliilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

CiVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

·DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

CASELOAD HISTORY (1973-1977)

. . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('t) ~ u') \0 '" 00 0\

A-Sl

. 0 0 0 ..-

. 0 0 an ..-

. 0 0 0 N

65 27

-92

3 6

37 20 66

146 70

3 3

o o

241 139

. 0 0 an N

. 0 0 0 ('t)

--I

I

~~ Dispositions

257 241 . 241 139 . .

0 0 0 0 an 0 ('t) ~

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1977 CASELOAD

30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

I (ST. CLAIR-PELL CITY) • CRIMINAL CASEl.OAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 169 • Other · · · · · · · ]6

Total · · · · · · · 185 Dispositions

4 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 1 • .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 66 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 6

Total · · · · · · · 77 ...

CIVIL CASE LOAD • Filings · · · · · · · 332 Dispositions · · · · · · 120

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 5 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · 0 · · · 522 Dispositions · · · · · · 197

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Disposi tions

{1973-1977}

1973 • 1974

1975 498

1976 II. ~ 442 • 522

1977 II. .. 197 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 c':) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lt') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- N ("t) ..r U') r.o r-... co 0'1 0 Lt') 0 Lt') 0 Lt') 0 .-- ,.... N N ("t) ("t) ..r

A-82

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• _ Filings

• . . .

0 0 0 U') 0

r-•

1977 CASElOAD

30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(ST. CLAIR COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASElOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

Filings. Dispositions

CiVIL CASElOAD

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASElOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASElOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings. Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N tv) o:::t U')

TOTAL CASElOAD

y

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ID " CO en 0

r-

A-83

. 0 0 U')

r-

. 0 0 0 N

234 43

277

7 7

103 26

143

478 190

8 3

o o

763 336

. 0 0 U')

N

~'''N Dispositions

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 e U') 0 tv) M o:::t

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1977 CASELOAD

30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings • Indictments . 411 Other · 76

Total · 487 Dispositions

14 Jury Trials . . Bench Trials 45 • GuiJty Pleas 145 Nols/Dismissals . 68

Total · 272 ...

CiVIL CASE LOAD

• Filings · 616 Dispositions 242

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · 262 • Dispositions 187.

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings 0 Dispositions 0 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Fil i ngs . 1365 Dispositions 701

• __ Filings ~~ Dispositions

.' •

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ln 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..... N ('I') o:::t Ln \0 " co 0\ 0 Ln 0 Ln 0 Ln 0 ..... ..... N N ('I') ('I') o:::t • A-84

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·1 •

-

COLBERT-31ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

~==============================================~

_ Filings

1973

. . . 0 0 0

LO 0 ..-

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismtssals ,

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N ('I') oc::t LO

TOTAL CASELOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 y:) ,.... co 0"1 0 .....

A-8S

. 0 0 LO .....

213 25

238

8 a

166 108 282

331 161

527 634

a a

. 1096 • 1077

. . 0 0 0 0 0 LO N N

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 ('I') M o::t

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~ ~======================================~

CULLMAN-32ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs • Indictments . 280 Other · J J

Total · 291 Dispositions

9 Jury Trials . . Bench Trials 1 • GuiJty Pleas 278 Nols/Dismissals . 21

Total · 309 .. .... CIVIL CASELOAD • Filings · 509

Dispositions 266

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs 685 • · Dispositions 693

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. 0 Dispositions 0 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings . . 1485 Dispositions 1268 ...

_ Filings ~'''N Dispositions

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0- N ('t') """ LO \0 r-. co 0'1 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0

.- r- N N ('t') ('t') ..-::r

A-86

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o

• _ Filings

• . . .

0 0 0 LO 0

r-

33RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(DALE COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty P1 eas Nols/Dismissals •

To ta 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAO

Filings. Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Fil ings . Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C'\J (Y") "d" LO

TOTAL CASELO,I1.D

y

. . . . . 0 0 0 c:, 0 0 0 0 co 0 \0 " co ~r. 0

.-

A-87

. ,'0

0 LO r-

. 0 0 0 C'\J

243 26

269

29 "15

130 109 283

126 225

586 513

o o

981 1021

• 0 0 LO N

. . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LO 0 C"') (Y") "d"

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~~~~~~~~~~~I

_ Filings

. . . 0 0 0

LO 0 r-

33RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(GENEVA COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guil ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

. . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N M >e;t LO

TOTAL CASELOAD

. . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ ....... co en 0

r-

A-aa

. 0 0 LO ....

. 0 0 0 N

50 2

52

2 o

33 20 55

102 144

225 293

o o

379 492

. 0 0 LO N

. 0 0 0 M

• t~'~ Disposi tiOIlS

• . .

0 0 0 0 LO 0 M o::t' •

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...

1977 CASELOAD

33RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments . Other .

Tota 1 . Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials Guilty Pleas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 •

CIVIL CASELOAQ.

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASE LOAD

_ Filings

. o

• • II •

o 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0

r- N ('f')

. . . . . . . . o 0 0 o 000 0 o 0 0 o 0 0 0 0 -=::t I.l') ~ " co 0\ 0 I.l')

293 28

321

31 15

163 129 338

228 369

811 806

o o

. 1360

. 1513

. o o o

. o o I.l')

r- ..- N N

]

»..,~ Disposi tions

. . o 0 o 0 o I.l') ('f') ('f')

• o o o -=::t

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[ 1977 CASELOAO t ~~~==================================~

FRANKLIN-34TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments . Other .

To ta 1 • Dispositions

Jury Trials. Bench Trials

. GU"j 1 ty Pl eas Nols/Dismissals .

Tota 1 .

Filings. Dispositions

CIVIL CASELOAD

DOMESTIC RELATJONS CASE LOAD

Filings . Dispositions

JUVENILE CASElOAD

Filings Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

111 56

167

13 1

83 3"1

128

309 170

297 262

o o

773 560

~=================.-=. =====================================~~

- Filings RY ~,~ Disposi tions

--

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a a a a a a a a a a a 0 0 0 0 a 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 a 0 a a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,~

r- N ('I") od- LO \0 ,..... co 0\ a LO 0 LO a LO 0 r- .- N N ('I") ('I") od- ,-

A-90

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!.

-

- -!

1977 CASELOAD

35TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(CONECUH COUNTY)

CRIMINAL CASELOAQ

Fil i ngs Indictment.s . Other .

Total . Dispositions

Jury Trials Bench Trials Guil ty P1 eas Nols/Dismissals .

Total •

.'

CIVIL CASELOAD

Filings . Dispositions

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings • Dispositions

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings. Dispositions

Filings . Dispositions

TOTAL CASELOAD

51 11 62

3 6

17 9

35

146 94

161 113

o o

369 242

~=========--~. ========================================~

_ Filings y .~'~ Disposi tiOIlS

1976

197 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

lJ') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- N ('t) -.:t IJ') 1.0 ,...., co 0'\ 0 IJ') 0 IJ') 0 IJ') 0

..- ..- N N ('I') ("I") -.:t

A-91

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_ Filings c ~,~ Dispositions

1973

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Q 0 0 0

Lt') 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 r- C\J (Y) "d" Lt') ~ ...... co en 0 Lt') 0 Ll"i 0 Lt') 0

r- r- C\J N ("t') ("t') "d"

A-92

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• 1977 CASELOAD

35TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs Indictments · · · · · · 151 • Other · · · · · · · ]9

Total · · · · · · · 170 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 12 Bench Trials · · · · · 11

.G\Jilty Pleas · · · · · 67 • Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 18

Total · · · · · · · 108 ..... ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 255 • Dispositions · · · · · · 141

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · • · 447 Dispositions · · · · · · 297 •

JUVENILE CASELOAO

Fil i ngs .. · · · · · · a Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 872 Dispositions · · · · · · 546

_ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions (1973-1977)

770

• 1973 II. 750 778

1974 1L .................. """~ 779 866

1975 H. ~ 858 735 • 1976 I~,,~ ~~ 764 872

1977 II. ~"""~,~"~ 546 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .- N (Y') o::T LO ~ t"'- eo 0'\ 0 LO 0 LO '0 LO 0 • .- ...... N N (Y') M ..::r

A-93

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1977 CASELOAD

LAWRENCE-36TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ~ • CRIMI~IAL CASELOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 199 • Other · · · · · · · ] 3~

Total · · · · · · · 333 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 21 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 • .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 81 Nols/Dismtssals · · · · · 99

Total · · · · · · · 201 ...

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · · 124 Dispositions · · · · · · 46

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · , · 210 Dispositions · · · · , · 140 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings . · · · · · · 667 Dispositions · · · · · · 387

• _ Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~,~ Dispositions

(1973-1977) 585

1973 I!,. ...... ~!1n • 776

1974 1l '-'" fi!1Q

59fi 197 5 ,,~

_. 518 ,

657 1976 II.' ~ 762 • 667 1977 II. - 387 . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

r- C\J ("t) <:t 10 1.0 I""- co m 0 10 0 LO 0 lfl 0 , ,.... ,.... C\J C\J ("t) ("t) v • A-94

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• 1977 CASELOAD

• LEE-37TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs 434 Indictments · · · · · · •

Other · · · · · · · 166 Total · · · · · · · 600

• Dispositions

33 Jury Trials · · · · · · Bench Trials · · · · · 62 .Guilty Pleas · · · · · 213 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 182

Total · · · · · · · 490 ..

CIVIL CASELOAD

• Filings · · · · · · · 264 Dispositions · · · · · · 273

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 493 Dispositions · · · · · · 440 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 1357 Dispositions · · · · · · 1203

• .11 Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~''N Dispositions

{1973-1977} 908

1973 II. ..

829 ~. ~

1143 -19j'4 II.

0 .- .-... ~ 1125 . 1211

19j15 II. ~ 1218 1162

19'j?6 II. - .... 1085 1357

1977 II. 1203 ' .. . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Il) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- N M or:::r Il) 1.0 ..... 00 m 0 Il) 0 Il) 0 Il) 0

..- r- N N M rl') oc:::t

A-95

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1977 CASELOAD

JACKSON-38TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT • CRIMINAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs • Indictments · · · · · · 166 Other · · · · · · · °3

Total • · · · · · · 259 Dispositions

Jury Trials · · · · · · 13 Bench Trials · · · · · 0 • GLi il ty Pleas · · · · · 174 Nols/Dismissals · · · · · 190

Total · · · · · · · 377 ... ... CIVIL CASELOAD • Fil i ngs · · · · · · · 327

Dispositions · · · · · · 408

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Filings · · · · · · · 605 Dispositions · · · · · · 229 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Filings .. · · · · · · 0 Dispositions · · · · · · 0 •

TOTAL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs . · · · · · · 1191 Dispositions · · · · · · 1014 •

.. Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dispositions {1973-l977}

803 1973 ft

, I9~ -

1014 1974 II ....... ~ 1304

1103 1975 II"

-~~.. .. ~-" - 1062 .1112

1976 It _c' --~. . , . ~ ..

1075 ~ --1191

1977 II. ~- .- - ~ ....- - . ~ .. -.-

1014 .. . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- C\J (Y') o;;t LO ~ ,..... co C'\ 0 LO 0 LO 0 LO 0

..- .- C\J C\J (Y') (Y') o:::t

A-96

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• I 1977 CASELOAD

• [ STATEWIDE TOTAL

CRIMINAL CASE LOAD

Filings Indictments · · · · · · 17,533 Other · · · · · · · 6,610

• Total · · · · · · .24,143

Dispositions Jury Trials · · · · · · 1,440 Bench Trials · · · · · 1 ,314

.Guilty Pleas · · · · · 13 1 841 Nols/Dismissals · • · · · 6,915

• Total · · · · · · .23,443

-.. .. -CIVIL CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · • · · · .23,539 Dispositions · · · · · .25,191

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASELOAD

Fil i ngs · · · · · · .41,080 Dispositions < · · · · .39,078 •

JUVENILE CASELOAD

Fil i ngs .. · • · · · . 10,764 Dispositions · · · · · . 9,371 •

TOTAL CASE LOAD

Filings · · · · · · .99,526 Dispositions · · · · · .97,083

• lIB Filings CASELOAD HISTORY ~~ Dlsposi tions

{1973-1977~

• 1973

1974

1975 103.326 • '. 1976 IL , Jl:. 100.538 99!526

1977 It ~ - II 97.083

, . . . . . . . . · . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..- C\J ('t) -.:t LO W l"- cc C'\ 0 Ll') 0 Ll') 0 Ll') 0 • r- .- C\J ('\.I <"'"11 M -.:t

A-97

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DISTRICT COURT CASELOAD 386,377

Dispositions 2~8,746

--------

DISTRICT COURT FILINGS 386,377

DISTRICT COURT DISPOSITIONS 298,746

Criminal 92,528

Traffic 179,6011

Juvenile 13,423

- 98 -.

Criminal 72,020

Traffic 147,001

Juvenile 10,683

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·'1 ~ ___________________ DI_S_T_R_IC_T __ C_OU_R_T __ C_AS_E_L_O_AD __ -_-__ l9_7_7 __________________ ~ .---

TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY

• COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS fcILINGS DISPOSED OVER

Criminal 694 474 68.3 + 220 Ci vil 122 92 75.4 + 30

AUTAUGA Juvenile 171 155 90.6 + 16 Small Claims 107 82 76.6 + 25

• Traffic 2,210 1,719 77 .8 + 491

Total 3,304 2,522 76.3 + 782

--Criminal 2,358 1,387 58.8 + 971 Ci vil 345 217 62.9 + 128

BALDWIN Juvenile 396 414 104.6 - 18 • Small Claims 751 483 64.3 + 268 Traffic 7,021 5,031 71. 7 +1,990

Total 10,871 7,532 69.3 +3,339

• Criminal 277 257 92.8 + 20 Ci vil 40 86 215.0 - 46

BARBOUR Juvenile 10 4 40.0 + 6 (Clayton Small Claims 121 95 78.5 + 26 Division) Tra ffi c 416 416 100.0 0 •

Total 864 858 99.3 + 6

Criminal 391 336 85.9 + 55

• Ci vil 227 179 78.9 + 48 BARBOUR Juvenil e 86 60 69.8 + 26 (Eufaul a Small Claims 391 263 67.3 + 128 Division) Traffic 1,307 1,140 87.2 + 167

Total 2;402 1,978 82.4 + 424 • Criminal 668 593 88.8 + 75 Ci vil 267 265 99.3 + 2

BARBOUR Juvenile 96 64 66.7 + 32 (Aggregate) Small Claims 512 358 69.9 + 154

Traffic 1,723 1,556 90.3 + 167 • Total 3,266 2,836 86.8 + 430

Criminal 382 322 84.3 + 60 Ci vil 63 31 49.2 + 32

BIBB Juvenil e 140 82 58.6 + 58 Small Claims 212 114 53.8 + 98 Traffic 1,194 1,098 92.0 + 96

• Total 1,991 1,647 82.7 + 344

A-99

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. ~I ___________________ D_I_ST_R_I_C_T_C_O_U_R_T __ CA_S_E_L_O_AD __ -~-__ 19_7_7 __________________ ~ • TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY

COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS Ii:ILINGS DISPOSED OVER • Criminal 676 691 102.2 - 15 Ci vil 87 93 106.9 - 6

BLOUNT Juvenile 94 77 81.9 + 17 Small Claims 260 177 68.1 + 83 Traffic 1 ,468 1,548 105.5 - 80 •

--u~ -Total 2,586 100.0 - 1

Criminal 277 218 78.7 -I- 59 Ci vil T? 34 44.2 + 43

BULLOCK Juvenile 105 89 84.8 + 16 Small Claims 356 211 59.3 + 145 Traffic 534 412 77.2 + 122

Total 1,349 964 71.5 + 385

• Criminal 467 371 79.4 + 96 Ci vil 98 80 81.6 + 18

BUTLER Juvenile 131 164 125.2 - 33 Small Claims 197 271 137.6 - 74 Traffic 2,097 1~849 88.2 + 248 •

Total 2,990 2,735 91.5 + 255

Criminal 1,459 1,308 89.7 + 151 Ci vil 602 344 57.1 + 258 •

CALHOUN Juvenile 986 893 90.6 + 93 Small Claims 650 281 43.2 + 369 (,0

Traffic 3,424 2,980 87.0 + 444 ;

Total 7,121 5,806 81.5 + 1 ,315 • Criminal 1,953 1,143 58.5 +810 Ci vil 191 42 22.0 +'149

CHAMBERS Juvenile 336 199 59.2 + 137 Small Claims 1 ,121 427 38.1 + 694 Traffic 4,306 2,472 57.4 +1,834 •

Total 7,907 4,283 54.2 +3,624

Criminal 485 380 78.4 + 105 Ci vil 59 39 66.1 + 20 • CHEROKEE Juvenile 26 22 84.6 + 4 Small Claims 258 127 49.2 + 131 Traffic 556 436 78.4 + 120

Total 1,38il "OO~ 72.5 + 31::lU -A-IOO

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• ~ _________________ D_I_ST_R_l_C_T_C_O._U_R_T __ CA_S_E_l_O_J_lD __ -_-__ 19_7_7 ___________________ 'J I I I TOTAL TOYAl PERCENTAGE OF CARRY']

• r===C=O=U=R=T==~===CA=T=E=G=O=R=Y==~=F=IL=I=~=IG=S===D=I=S=p=O:~:)=IT=I=0=.N=S~~I=L=I=N=G=S=D=I=S=P=O=SE=D==~O=V=E=R:=d

CHILTON

Criminal Ci vil Juvenile Sma1' Claims Traffic

Total

1,537 125 244 434

2,114

4,454

1,433 124 175 347

1,927 ---4,006

93.2 99.2 71.7 80.0 91.2

89.9

+ 104 + 1 + 69 + 87 + 187

+ 448;

~--------~------------~--------------,-----~-----------------------~

CHOCTAW

CLARKE

Criminal Ci vil Juvenile Small Claims Traffic

Total

Criminal Ci vil Juvenile Small Claims Traffic

Total

493 78 23

1,043 1 ,316

2,953

995 63 36

995 1,600

3,689

412 42 o

427 1 ,~~52 '

2,133

4EiO 26 26

766 672

1 ,940

83.6 53.9 0.0

40.9 95.1

72.2

45.2 41.3 72 .2 77.0 42.0

52.6

+ 8'1 + 315 ' + 23 + 616 + 64'

+8:20

+ E;45 + 37 + 10 + 229 + 928

,+1,749

~---------+------------~------------------------------------------~

CLAY

CLEBURNE

COFFEE (Elba Division)

Criminal Ci vil Juvenil e Small Claims Traffic

Total

Criminal Ci vil Juvenile Small Claims Traffic

Total

Criminal Ci vil Juvenile Small Claims Traffic

Total

239 33 51

705 341

1,369

521 122

51 214

1,189

2,097

545 102 158 145 997

129 17 25

422 256

849

366 12

8 85

892

1,363

261 77

135 102 756

1,947 ) ... 331

54.0 51.5 49.0 59.9 75.1

62.0

70.3 9.0

15.7 39.7 75.0

65.0

47.9 75.5 85.4 70.3 75.8

68.4

+ 110 + 16 + 26 + 283 + 85 -,--~ + 520

+ 155 + 110 + 43 + 129 ;. 297

~I- 734

+ 284 + 25 + 23 + 43 + 241

+ 616 · ",/' ~ ________ ~ ____________ -L ______ __=/.~~/~~----------------------,~,.----~ /"A-10l \\

,,r' "

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- TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS rILINGS DISPOSED OVER -Criminal 581 251 43.2 + 330

Ci vil 125 57 45.6 + 68 COFFEE Juvenile 189 160 84.7 + 2S (Enterprise Small Claims 654 284 43.4 + 370 Di vi si on) Traffic 1,085 875 80.7 + 210 •

Total 2,634" 1,627 61.8 +1 ,007

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Criminal 1,126 512 45.5 + 614 Ci vil 227 134 59.0 + 93

COFFEE Juvenile 347 295 85.0 + 52 (Aggregate) Small Claims 799 386 48.3 + 413

Traffic 2,082 1,631 78.3 + 451

• Total 4,581 2,958 64.6 +1,623

• Criminal 901 631 70.0 + 270 Ci vil 220 16O 72.7 + 60

COLBERT Juvenile 175 97 55.4 + 78 Small Claims 660 239 36.2 + 421 Tra ffi c 2,314 1 ,813 78.4 + 501 •

Total 4,270 2,940 68.9 +1,330

Criminal 877 714 81.4 + 163 Ci vil 55 35 63.6 + 20

CONECUH Juvenile 93 71 76.3 + 22 Small Claims 650 432 66.5 + 218 Traffic 2,297 1,964 85.5 + 333

Total 3,972 3,21(5 81.0 + 756

• Criminal 627 476 75.9 + 151 Ci vil 68 2 2.9 + 66

COOSA Juvenile 84 72 85.7 + 12 Small Claims 378 196 51.9 + 182 Traffic 1,385 1,068 77 .1 + 317 •

Total 2,542 1,814 71.4 + 728

Criminal 1,013 691 68.2 + 322 Ci vil 190 85 44.7 + 105

COVINGTON Juvenile 117 108 92,.3 + 9 Small Claims 263 117 44.5 + 146 Traffic 1,335 953 71.4 + 382

Total 2,918 1,954 67.0 + 964

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~IL!NGS DISPOSED OVER

• Criminal 343 279 81.3 + 64 Ci vil 100 130 130.0 - 30

CRENSHAW Juvenile 86 50 58.1 + 36 Small Claims 254 190 74.8 + 64 Traffic 812 742 91.4 + 70 •

Total 1,595 1,391 87.2 + 204

Criminal 3,085 2 ~,043 66.2 +1,042 Ci vil 935 261 27.9 + 674

CULLMAN Juvenile 544 453 83.3 + 91 Small Claims 437 188 43.0 + 249 Traffic 5,563 4,263 76.5 +1,300

• Total 10,564 7,208 68.2 +3,356

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Criminal 850 758 89.2 + 92 Ci vil 227 105 46.3 + 122

DALE Juvenile 141 134 95.0 + 7 Small Claims 199 135 67.8 + 64 Traffic 1 ,444 " ,336 92.5 + 108 • -Total 2,861 2,468 86.3 + 393

Criminal 1,707 1,270 74.4 + 437 Ci vil 217 327 150.7 - 110

DALLAS Juvenile 665 557 83.8 + 108 Small Claims 762 390 51.2 + 372 Traffic 3,861 2,915 75.5 + 946

• Total 7,212 5,459 75.7 +1,753

• Criminal 787 615 78.1 + 172 Civil 149 120 80.5 + 29

DEKALB Juvenile 191 148 77.5 + 43 Small Claims 363 86 23.7 + 277 Traffic 1,756 1,274 72.6 + 482

, • Total 3,246 2,243 69.1 +1,003

• Criminal 1,673 1,361 81.4 + 312 Ci vil 202 131 64.9 + 71

ELMORE Juvenile 137 111 81.0 + 26 Small Claims 309 208 67.3 + 101 Traffic 1,914 1,659 86.7 + 255

Total 4,235 3,470 81.9 + 765

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS I-ILINGS DISPOSED OVER •

Criminal 1,277 1,052 82.4 + 255 Ci vil 276 107 38.8 + 169

ESCAMBIA Juvenile 48 20 41. 7 + 28 Small Claims 511 328 64.2 + 183 Traffic 2,757 2,395 86.9 + 362 •

Total 4,869- 3,902 80.1 + 967

Criminal 1,660 786 47.4 + 874 Ci vil 1,229 754 61.4 + 475 • ETOWAH Juvenile 781 589 75.4 + 192 Small Claims 625 355 56.8 + 270 Traffic 4,823 4,242 88.0 + 581

Total 9,118 6,726 73.8 +2,392

• Criminal 785 548 69.8 + 237 Ci vil 79 13 16.5 + 66

FAYETTE Juvenile 378 446 118.0 - 68 Small Claims 769 374 48.6 + 395 Traffic 988 733 74.2 + 255 •

Total 2,999 2,114 70.5 + 885

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Criminal 1,564 1,323 84.6 + 241 Ci vil 183 101 55.2 + 82

I FRANKLIN Juvenile 265 84 31. 7 + 181

Small Claims 620 416 67.1 + 204 Traffic 2,007 1,762 87.8 + 245

Total 4,639 3,686 "79.5 + 953

• Criminal 952 847 89.0 + 105 Ci vil 86 50 58.1 + 36

GENEVA Juvenile 156 106 68.0 + 50 Small Claims 836 670 80.1 + 166

I Traffic 987 916 92.8 + 71 •

Total 3,017 2,589 85.8 + 428

Criminal ?a~ L... .... _ '124 42.3 + 169 Ci vil 135 59 43.7 + 76

GREENE Juvenile 146 66 45.2 + 80 Small Claims 71 24 33.8 + 47 Traffic 844 605 71.7 + 239

• Total 1;489 878 59.0 + 611 •

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-TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY

COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~ILINGS DI$POSED OVER

• Criminal 241 226 93.8 + 15 Ci vil 49 16 32.7 + 33

HALE Juvenile 30 7 23.3 + 2:3 Small Claims 563 323 57.4 + 240 Traffic 532 454 85.3 + 78 • Total 1 ,415 1,026 72.5 + 389

Criminal 526 378 71.9 + 148 Civil 68 58 85.3 + 10

HENRY Juvenile 0 ° -- --Small Claims 512 330 64.5 + 182 Traffic 663 593 89.4 + 70

• Total 1,769 1,359 76.8 + 210

• Criminal 2,782 2,389 85.9 + 393 Ci vil 1,026 907 88.4 + 119

HOUSTON Juvenile ° ° -- --Small Claims 1,039 791 76.1 + 248 Tra ffi c 3,265\ 2,949 90.3 + 316 • ,-

Total 8,112 7,036 86.7 +1,076

Criminal 1,508 931 61.7 + 577 Ci vil 150 64 42.7 + 86

JACKSON Juvenile 430 300 69.8 + 130 Small Claims 883 508 57.5 + 375 Traffic 1,558 1,450 93.1 + 108

• Total 4,529 3,253 71.8 +1 ,276

• Criminal 5,738 4,368 76.1 +1,370 Ci vil 8,052 12,968 161.1 .,.4.,916

JEFFERSON Juvenile ° 0 -- --(Bi rmi ngham Small Claims 15,99_6 9,382 58.7 +6,614-Division) Traffic 9,576 8,583 89.7 + 993 •

Total 39,362 . 35,301 89.7 +4,061 -,

• Criminal 2,266 1,859 82.0 + 407 Ci vil 1,050 530 50.5 + 520 I)

JEFFERSON Juvenile 909 713 78.4 + 196

(Bessemer Small Claims 2,478 944 38.1 +1,534

Division) Traffic 5,082 4,229 83.2 + 853

Total 11,785 g,Z75 70.2 +-:3-,510-

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COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~ILINGS DISPOSED OVER ." ---,- - •

Criminal 8,004 6,227 77 .8 +.1,777 Ci vil 9,102 13 ,498 148,3 ~4,396

JEFFERSON JU-v'eni 1 e 909 713 78.,4 + 196 (Aggregate) Small Claims 18,474 10,326 55.9 +8,148

Traffic 14,658 12,812 87.4 +1,846 • Total '51,147 43,576 85.2 +7,571

Criminal 493 372 75.5 + 121 Ci vil 34 25 73.5 + 9

LAMAR Juvenile 57 51 89.5 + 6 • Small Claims 412 304 73.8 + 108 Traffic 620 513 82.7 + 107

Total 1 ~616 1,265 78.3 + 351

• Criminal 2,613 2,209 84.5 + 404 Ci vil 381 339 89.0 + 42

LAUDERDALE Juvenil e 328 302 92.1 + 26 Small Claims 716 501 70.0 + 215 Traffic 3,434 2,722 79.3 + 712 •

Total 7,472 6,073 81.3 +1,399

Criminal 942 349 37.1 + 593 Ci vil 132 60 45.5 + 72

LAWRENCE Juvenile 110 98 89.1 + 12 Small Claims 746 349 46.8 + 397 Traffic 2,240 1,367 61.0 + 873

• Total 4,170 2,223 55.3 +1,947

f--.--", • Criminal 1,945 1,790 92.0 + 155 Ci vil 415 297 71.6 + 118

LEE Juvenil e 389 364 93.6 + 25 Small Claims 1,157 843 72.9 + 314 Traffic 6,714 5,780 86.1 + 934 •

Total 10,620 9,074 85.4 +1,546

Criminal 2,112 1,996 94.5 + 116 Ci vil 135 138 102.2 - 3

LIMESTONE Juvenile 88 6 6.8 + 82 Small Claims 603 379 62.6 + 224

• Traffic 5,349 5,223 97.6 + 126

Total S,2S7 7,742 93.4 + 545

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS FILINGS DISPOSED OVER •

Criminal 414 369 89.1 + 45 Ci vil 34 17 50.0 + 17

LOWNDES Juvenile 0 0 -- --Small Claims 67 42 62.7 + 25 Traffic 914 813 89.0 + 101 •

Tota 1 1 A29 1,241 86.8 + 188

Criminal 503 348 69.2 + 155 Ci vil 382 52 13.6 + 330

MACON Juvenile 202 141 69.8 + 61 Small Claims 406 263 64.8 + 143 Traffic 1,037 610 58.8 + 427

• Total 2,530 1,414 55.9 + 1,116

• Criminal 2,092 1,668 79.7 + 424 Ci vil 1,720 1,663 96.7 + 57

MADISON Juvenile ° ° -- --Small Claims 1,372 992 72.3 + 380 Traffic 5,593 4,674 83.6 + 919 •

Total 10,777 8,997 83.5 +1,780

Criminal 966 804 83.2 + 162 Ci vil 96 76 79.2 20 1 +

MARENGO Juvenile 147 113 76.9 + 34 Small Claims 977 732 74.9 + 245 Traffic 1,431 1,283 89.7 + 148

• Total 3,617 3,008 83.2 + 609

• Criminal 708 312 44.1 + 396 Ci vil 98 21 21.4 + 77

MARION Juvenile 83 28 33.7 + 55 Small Claims 309 150 48.5 + 159 Traffic I 1,566 1,094 69.7 + 472 •

Total 2,764 1,605 58.1 +1,159

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• Criminal 1,828 1,241 67.9 + 587 C; vil 1,157 938 81.1 + 219

MARSHALL Juvenile 348 274 78.7 + 74 (GuntersvillE Small Claims 268 132 49.3 + 136 Division) Traffic 1,837 1,567 85.3 + 270

Total 5,~3S Zj:,152 76.4 +1,286

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~ILINGS DISPOSED OVER • -

Criminal 984 565 57.4 + 419 Ci vil 657 477 72.6 + 180

MARSHALL Juvenil e Ci 0 -- --(Albertville Small Claims 274 213 77.7 + 61 Di vi si on) Traffic 844 748 88.6 + 96 •

Total 2,759" 2,003 72.6 + 756

Criminal 2,812 1 ,806 64.2 +1,006 Ci vil 1,814 1 ~415 78.0 + 399

MARSHALL Juvenile 348 274 78.7 + 74 (Aggregate) Small Claims 542 345 63.7 + 197

Traffic 2,681 2,315 86.4 + 366

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Total 8,197 6,155 75.1 +2,042

• Criminal 7,574 5,938 78.4 +1,636 Ci vil 5,958 4,134 69.4 +1,824

MOBILE Juvenile D 0 -- --Small Claims 4,915 2,294 46.7 +2,621 Traffic· 7,717 7,252 94.0 + 465 • .-

Total 26,164 19,618 75.0 +6,546

Criminal 1,028 726 70.6 + 302 Ci v il 80 28 35.0 + 52

r~ONROE Juvenile 222 143 64.4 + 79 Small Claims 644 488 75.8 + 156 Traffic 1,084 850 78.4 + 234

Total 3,058 2,235 73.1 + 823

• Criminal 3,110 2,652 85.3 + 458 Ci vil 2,451 1,785 72.8 + 666

MONTGOMERY Juvenil e ° ° -- --Small Claims 3,239 1,298 40.1 + 1 ,941 Traffic 8,560 6,362 74.3 +2,198

Total 17,360 12,097 69.7 +5,263

Criminal 2,466 1,405 57.0 +1,061 Ci vil 418 259 62.0 + 159 • MORGAN Juvenile 491 440 89.6 + 51 Small Claims 787 419 53.2 + 368 Traffic 4,143 3,802 91.8 + 341

Tota 1 8,305 5,325 76.2 +1~980

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--TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY

COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS rIlINGS DISPOSED OVER • Criminal 285 254 89.1 + 31 Ci vil 58 46 79.3 + 12

PERRY Juvenile 254 238 93.7 + 16 Small Claims 638 496 77.7 + 142 Traffic 1,514 1,318 87.1 + 196 • Total 2,749 2,352 85.6 + 397

Criminal 334 254 76.1 + 80 Ci vil 53 39 73.6 + 14

PICKENS Juvenile 2 2 100.0 0

Small Claims 326 297 91.1 + 29 Traffic 950 896 94.3 + 54

• Total 1,665 1,488 89.4 + 177

• Criminal 770 454 59.0 + 316 Ci vil 141 94 66.7 + 47

PIKE Juvenile 256 213 83.2 + 43 Small Claims 516 180 34.9 + 336 Traffic 3,144 2,715 86.4 + 429 •

Tota 1 4,827 3,656 75.7 + 1,171

Criminal 530 340 64.2 + 190 Ci vil 89 55 61.8 + 34

RANDOLPH Juvenile 171 175 102.3 - 4 Small Claims 740 438 59.2 + 302 Traffic 489 345 70.1 + 14.4

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Total 2,019 1,353 67.0 +666

• Criminal 1,570 1,413 90.0 + 157 Ci vil 203 151 74.4 + 52

RUSSELL Juvenil e 502 418 83.3 + 84 Small Claims 392 288 73.5 + 104 Traffic 3,284 3,080 93.8 + 204 •

Total 5,951 5,350 89.9 + 601

• Criminal 1 ,532 1,385 90.4 + 147 Ci vil 448 269 60.0 + 179

SHELBY Juvenile 188 174 92.6 + 14 Small Claims 1,035 501 48.4 + 534 Traffic 2,742 2,652 96.7 + 90

Total 5,9ZJ:5 ~,9S1 83.8 + 964

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY 1 COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~ILINGS DISPOSED OVER • Criminal 513 376 73.3 + 137

Ci vil 56 37 66.1 + 19 ST. CLAIR Juvenile 24 27 112.5 - 3 (Ashville Small Claims 132 27 20.5 + 105 Division) Traffic 694 585 84.3 + 109 •

Tota 1 1 ,419" 1 ,052 74.1 + 367

Criminal 1,170 1,025 87.6 + 145 Ci vil 124 83 66.9 + 41

ST. CLAIR Juvenile 71 47 66.2 + 24 (Pell City Small Claims 234 153 65.4 + 81 Division) Traffic 1,120 910 81.3 + 210

• Total 2,719 2,218 81.6 + 501

• Criminal 1,683 1,401 83.2 + 282 Ci vil 180 120 66.7 + 60

ST. CLAIR Juvenile 95 74 77 .9 + 21 (Aggregate) Small Claims 366 180 49.2 + 186

Tra ffi c 1,814 1,495 82.4 + 319 • Total 4,138 3,270 79.0 + 868

Criminal 659 479 72.7 ..L 180 • Ci vil 250 81 32.4 + 169 • SUMTER Juvenile 142 140 98.6 + 2 Small Claims 645 433 67.1 + 212 Traffic 1,580 1,293 81.8 + 287

Total 3,276 2,426 74.1 + 850

• Criminal 711 595 83.7 + 116 Ci vil 587 389 66.3 + 198

TALLADEGA Juvenile 0 0 -- --(Southern Small Claims 544 348 64.0 + 196 Division) Traffic 1,129 875 77.5 + 254 •

Total 2,971 2,207 74.3 + 764

Criminal 782 656 83.9 + 126 Ci vil 751 409 54.5 + 342

TALLADEGA Juvenile 210 168 80.0 + 42 • (Northern Small Claims 485 375 77 .3 + 110 Division) Traffic 2,647 1,905 72.0 + 742

Total 4,875 3,513 72.1 +1: ,362

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TOTAL TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CARRY

• COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS ~ILINGS DISPOSED OVER

\'riminal 1,493 1,251 83.8 + 242 Ci vil 1,338 798 59.6 + 540

TALLADEGA Juvenile 210 168 80.0 + 42 (Aggregate) Small Claims 1,029 723 70.3 + 306

Traffic 3,776 2,780 73.6 + 996 • Total 7,846" 5,720 72.9 +2,126

Criminal 808 714 88.4 + 94 Ci vil 79 52 65.8 + 27

TALLAPOOSA Juvenile 105 24 22.9 + 81 (Dadevi 11 e Small Claims 390 187 48.0 + 203 Division) Traffic 1,565 1 ,172 74.9 + 393

• Total 2,947 2,149 72.9 + 798

Criminal 598 489 8"'.8 + 109 Ci vil 134 84 62.7 + 50

TALLAPOOSA Juvenile 37 22 59.5 + 15 (Alex City Small Claims 2~2 88 41.5 + 124 Division) Traffic 1,072 879 82.0 + 193

Total 2,053 1,562 76.1 + 491

Criminal 1,406 1,203 85.6 + 203 Ci vil 213 136 63.9 + 77

TALLAPOOSA Juvenile 142 46 32.4 + 96 (Aggregate) Small Claims 602 275 45.7 + 327

Traffic 2~637 2,051 77.8 + 586

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Total 5,000 3,711 74.2 +1,289 ..

Criminal 3,293 2,367 71.9 + 926 Ci vil 1 ,670 1,171 70.1 + 499

TUSCALOOSA Juvenil e 0 0 -- --Small Claims 1,873 1,202 64.2 + 671 Traffic 10,197 8,472 83.1 +1,725

Total 17,033 13,212 77 .6 +3,821

Criminal 1,441 1,594 110.6 - 153 Ci vil 403 379 94.0 + 24

WALKER Juvenile 333 231 69.4 + 102 Small Claims 471 340 72.2 + 131 Traffic 3,137 2,266 72.2 + 871

Total " 5,785 4,810 83.2 + 975

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COURT CATEGORY FILINGS DISPOSITIONS FILINGS DISPOSED OVER • Criminal 809 618 76.4 + 191 Ci vil 54 32 59.3 + 22

WASHINGTON Juvenil e 8 8 100.0 0 Small Claims 112 11 9.8 + 101 Traffic 957 758 79.2 + 199 •

Total 1,940 1,427 73.6 + 513

Criminal 305 195 63.9 + 110 Ci vil 23 1 4.4 + 22

WILCOX Juvenile 4 2 50.0 + 2 Small Claims 326 105 32.2 + 221 Traffic 526 420 79.9 + 106

Total 1,184 723 61.1 + 461 -Criminal 855 692 80.1 + 163 Ci vil 137 71 51.8 + 66

WINSTON Juvenil e 42 14 33.3 + 28 Small Claims 354 257 72.6 + 97 Traffic 836 689 82.4 + 147

Total 2,224 1,723 77 .5 + 501

Criminal 92,528 72,020 77 .8 +20.508 Ci vil 36,713 32,327 88.1 + 4,386

STATE Juvenil e 13 ,423 10,683 79.6 + 2,740 TOTAL Small Claims 64,109 36,715 57.3 +27,394

Traffic 179,604 147,001 81.9 +32,603

Total 386,377 298,746 77 .3 +87,631

Criminal Ci vil Juvenil e Small Claims Traffic

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