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Title:

 Review of the Effectiveness of the Los Angeles County Grand Jury (Courts)

Date:

 July 2001

Pages:

 30

Summary:

  Primarily in an attempt to respond to concerns raised regarding the diversity of the grand jury, the Los Angeles County Superior Court bifurcated the 2000-2001 Grand Jury into its criminal and civil functions. As a result of this bifurcation several problems arose that required increased attention by both the court and the grand jury. These problems included facilities management, training, morale, ability to indict, costs and recruitment. To assist the court in their efforts and in response several specific concerns, the Economy and Efficiency Commission undertook a review of the grand jury to consider these difficulties in the context of the operations and effectiveness of the separate functions into which it has been divided.

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Title:

 The Management of Juries Within Los Angeles County (Courts)

Date:

 December 1994

Pages:

 46

Summary:

  This report identified the concerns of the citizens of the County in their performance of jury duty. It outlines the Commission's position that the performance of this duty is critical to our system of justice and the Courts. The County must ensure that anyone performing such a service is treated with the utmost respect and provided adequate facilities to fulfill this responsibility. It includes 36 recommendations designed to foster appreciation of jurors. Without improvements to the system, fewer and fewer citizens will be willing to perform this vital duty. This action would be to the detriment of the justice system and those who fulfill this duty.

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Title:

 Status of Economy and Efficiency Commission Recommendations on Court System - REVISED (Courts)

Date:

 June 1982

Pages:

 14

Summary:

  This report expands upon the presentation made in the May 1982 report on the Status of the Court System. It presents further information on the status of each of the 15 recommendations that were made in October 1981 and concludes by announcing its intention to work on organizing a coalition of Superior Court, Municipal Court, County, and Bar personnel to prepare detailed implementation plans for each of the recommendations.

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Title:

 Status of Economy and Efficiency Commission Recommendations on Court System (Courts)

Date:

 May 1982

Pages:

 4

Summary:

  This letter addresses the overall implementation status of the 15 recommendations made in the Commission's October 1981 report on the court system dealing with congestion in the court system. The conclusion was that county management should collaborate with the Superior Court in developing a revenue program and in presenting it to the Legislature.

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Title:

 Report on the Court System - Los Angeles County - Vol 2 - Summary (Courts)

Date:

 October 1981

Pages:

 89

Summary:

  The Summary Volume was prepared later than the report volume (Vol 1). Readers who note differences of language or other detail should refer to the Summary for the final determination. The synopsis from Volume 1 was that the Commission was directed to conduct an analysis of court congestion and delay. The Commission noted that the main issues were: to find ways to increase court system resources, increase coordination between the Board and the judiciary in seeking local initiatives to reduce costs, improve cost control, and develop alternatives to present methods of resource allocation. Recommendations are made under five categories: joint action-judiciary and the Board of Supervisors, system financing, system structure, economic incentives and legal procedures.

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Title:

 Report on the Court System - Los Angeles County - Vol 1 - Report (Courts)

Date:

 October 1981

Pages:

 89

Summary:

  The Commission was directed to conduct an analysis of court congestion and delay. The Commission noted that the main issues were: to find ways to increase court system resources, increase coordination between the Board and the judiciary in seeking local initiatives to reduce costs, improve cost control, and develop alternatives to present methods of resource allocation. Recommendations are made under five categories: joint action-judiciary and the Board of Supervisors, system financing, system structure, economic incentives and legal procedures.

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