National Center for State Court Case Flow Review - Court Business Process Changes
The Superior Court hired the National Center for State Courts to conduct an independent review and consultation of the court's processes, systems and efficiencies. The report of the national center was finalized in July 2022 (NCSC Final Report)
Based upon recommendations contained within the report the Superior Court will be implementing performance improving measures.
Work groups are being formed to assess the needs and procedures to implement these changes.
If you are a local stakeholder and are interested in participating in a work group, please contact Superior Court Administrator, Cheryl Stone, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listening and Work sessions are being held with the Clark County Bar Association and other stakeholders.
|Criminal Work Session|
|September 29, 2022||12:00 p.m.|
|October 4, 2022||4:30 p.m.|
Draft Continuance Policy - Criminal Division
The NCSC Calendar and Caseflow Study includes a recommendation to adopt a continuance policy. The Criminal Division judicial officers have completed a draft policy.
Please see the proposed policy at the following link: Draft Criminal Continuance Policy
To provide comments and feedback to the proposed policy, please use the link below. Comments and feedback regarding the policy are due by October 12, 2022.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/99T9R9C
Mandatory Settlement Conferences have ended effective, August 1st.
Information on new Settlement Conference procedures and forms can be found here: Settlement Conferences | Clark County (wa.gov)
The Court has adopted the implementation of 3 Judicial Divisions:
Judicial Divisions will have weekly rotations assigned:
Specific dockets have not been assigned during the rotation weeks. Work groups for each division are meeting and will determine what the Court dockets will look like moving forward.
|Criminal Division Weekly Rotation (Click Image for Full Size)
Civil Division Weekly Rotation (Click Image for Full Size)
Family Division Weekly Rotation (Click Image for Full Size)
The Court has approved Case Processing Time Standards for the time a case is filed to it's resolution. These standards reflect the time at which 90%, 98%, or 100% of pending cases should be resolved by.