National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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Use of Adjuncts to Supplement Judicial Resources in Six Jurisdictions, 1983-1986: [United States] (ICPSR 8979)

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Summary:

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

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Hennepin County Civil Case Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS2:  Phoenix Civil Case Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  Connecticut Superior Court Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS4:  Connecticut Superior Court Referee Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS5:  Connecticut Superior Court Attorney Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS6:  Multnomah County Circuit Court Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS7:  King County Panelist Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS8:  King County Attorney Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS9:  Pima County Pro Tem Program Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS10:  Pima County Jury Trial Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Aikman, Alexander, Mary Elsner Oram, and Frederick Miller. USE OF ADJUNCTS TO SUPPLEMENT JUDICIAL RESOURCES IN SIX JURISDICTIONS, 1983-1986: [UNITED STATES]. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08979.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-0021)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attorneys, court cases, disposition (legal), judges, judicial process

Geographic Coverage:   Arizona, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, United States, Washington

Time Period:  

  • 1983--1986

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985--1986

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Sample:   Sampling procedures varied by site. In Tucson all the civil court trial cases disposed by judicial adjuncts or regular judges between January 1984 and March 1985 were selected. The first 50 civil cases disposed each quarter that requested jury trials also were included in the sample. In Portland 10 percent of the cases with motions for summary judgments heard by judicial adjuncts and regular judges between January 1983 and December 1985 were selected for the sample. In Minneapolis the sample consisted of all the civil cases referred to arbitration hearings conducted by adjunct attorneys from September 1985 to June 1986. In Seattle the sample included regular judges, adjunct attorneys, and litigating attorneys who responded to a mailed questionnaire. In Phoenix the sample included civil appeals that were disposed by adjunct attorneys and judges between 1983 and 1985. In Connecticut a sample was selected from all the civil cases referred to the trial reference program in three Superior Courts from January 1984 through June 1985. For Connecticut there is also a sample of regular judges, trial adjunct attorneys, litigating attorneys, and clients who responded to a mailed questionnaire.

Data Source:

court records and mailed questionnaires

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

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