Strategies for Reducing Civil Delay in Los Angeles Superior Court

Technical Appendixes

by James S. Kakalik, Molly Selvin, Nicholas M. Pace


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This Note contains the technical appendixes to R-3762, which presents findings about the causes of civil case delay in the Los Angeles Superior Court and proposes strategies for attacking the problem. These appendixes include more detailed analysis and additional new data from surveys of lawyers, judges, the Register of Actions, cases that reached the mandatory settlement conference stage, and cases that were tried. Individual appendixes contain information on causes of delay, on the flow of cases through the court system, on end-stage civil cases and lawyers, on the characteristics of cases that have mandatory settlement conferences and on factors influencing the decision to settle or go to trial, and on the characteristics of civil trials. A final appendix presents the authors' analysis of judge time and government expenditures to process civil cases.

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