This posting describes the court leadership caseflow management practice of using performance goals and targets. This is an important practice, but one that sometimes creates concern. Frankly the idea of setting performance targets can create fear – fear about “opening the doors” with information on how well caseflow management practices are doing, and, whether or not the court, and process, will achieve the established goal. Courts are accountable for their operations. Courts account for the budget and for court personnel. Courts can and should also be accountable for caseflow management. They can establish that performance accountability by setting goals for the flow of cases.
This summary indicates actions that a court can take to demonstrate and set the foundation for caseflow accountability through the use of performance goals and targets.
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