The purpose and responsibility of court systems are important to factors of court management and the function and duties do not instinctively convert into action. However, when strategic planning and visioning are implemented into the courts, the court administrators begin to commence a conversion process by looking over the past court procedures and policies to express a shared preferred future for their jurisdiction. To make this possible, court administrators, need to have a firm understanding of court procedures, structure, and organizational background to articulate the performance of the courts. The contents of this paper will discuss the court purposes and responsibilities, and the importance of strategic planning and vision in court management. Additionally, the text will briefly examine future court processes.
In the United States there are two main judicial systems; the state court system and the federal court system. While each court system is responsible for hearing certain types of cases, neither is completely independent of the other, and the systems often interact (U.S. Courts, n.d., para. 1).
[...] Citizens depend on the courts to come up with action plans to improve the functions of the courts. The court leaders review problematic areas of the past to establish future plans for a more effective court system. To understand the purpose of the court system, court management must first be knowledgeable about the judicial system and procedures. From this view, a very discrete, exigent future can be distinguished and without it the future of the courts will be a mere glance without a vision. References Muraskin, R., & Roberts, A. R. (2009). [...]
[...] Highest court in the land. b. Where the Writ of Certiorari is obtained. c. Thousands of petitions are sent in, but less than one hundred cases are heard. Strategic Planning and Vision The everyday function of the court system is complex and relies on the leadership of the court personnel to improve the day-to-day court management through strategic planning. Strategic planning and vision is a regimented attempt to create fundamental decisions and actions that form and guide the court system's mission and responsibilities. [...]
[...] Court Purposes and Responsibilities In the United States there are two main judicial systems; the state court system and the federal court system. “While each court system is responsible for hearing certain types of cases, neither is completely independent of the other, and the systems often interact” (U.S. Courts, n.d., para. 1). State Judicial System 1. Local or limited Jurisdiction Court. a. Responsible for providing local law enforcement agencies with search and arrest warrants. b. Handles criminal's cases such as public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and traffic violations. c. [...]
[...] Various types of courts within the category: i. Probate court guardianship of minors, guardianship of incompetent adults, and estates hearings. ii. Family court Custody hearings and child support enforcement State Supreme Court. a. Rulings are finalized. b. U.S. Supreme court has the ability to override State's Supreme Court rulings. Federal Judicial System 1. District Courts a. At least one in every state. b. True amount varies by the population of the state. c. Is the starting point for all Federal trials. [...]
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