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Reimagining courts : a design for the twenty-first century / Victor E. Flango, Thomas M. Clarke.

By: Flango, Victor E, 1942- [author.].
Contributor(s): Clarke, Thomas M [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781439911693; 143991169X.Subject(s): Courts -- United States -- States | Court administration -- United States -- States | Justice, Administration of -- United States -- StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Reimagining courtsDDC classification: 347/.01 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Why courts need to be redesigned -- What courts actually do -- Triage : separating cases by processing required -- The adversary process -- The dispositional process -- Administrative processing -- Treatment-focus : problem solving proceedings -- Implications of the problem solving approach on court reform -- Case triage strategies in action -- Implementing the vision of a modern court.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why courts need to be redesigned -- What courts actually do -- Triage : separating cases by processing required -- The adversary process -- The dispositional process -- Administrative processing -- Treatment-focus : problem solving proceedings -- Implications of the problem solving approach on court reform -- Case triage strategies in action -- Implementing the vision of a modern court.

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Even as courts are dealing with a litigation explosion and assuming nontraditional functions, legislatures are cutting their budgets. Consequently courts have become inefficient; litigation is slower and more expensive to the parties. Improvement is needed. The authors propose a series of linked reforms leading toward more, and more intelligent, use of administrative bodies and innovations like drug courts. Flango and Clarke are associated with the National Center for State Courts, and their suggestions are informed by the research done by that respected organization. They propose an intake "triage," done when cases are filed, which could refer less-controversial disputes to faster and less elaborate "processors." There, paraprofessionals could handle matters requiring little fact-finding (like ratifying plea bargains or negotiated divorce settlements.) Highly trained judges and lawyers, and full-dress trials, would be reserved for the most important or hotly contested cases. The authors explore the conditions that would have to be met for triage to work. For example, to make informed decisions, triage officials would need more information when a case is filed. Websites should replace paper filings. The proposals are intriguing and well thought out; many extend experiments currently being tried. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and above. --Paul Lermack, emeritus, Bradley University

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Victor E. Flango has recently retired as Executive Director, Program Resource Development at the National Center for State Courts.<br> <br> Thomas M. Clarke is Vice President for Research and Technology at the National Center for State Courts.

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