Performance & Accountability
Judicial Workload Assessment
Since 1999, the state of Florida has relied on the weighted caseload method to determine the need for judges in each circuit and county trial court during the annual judicial certification process. Over time, changes in statutory and case law, court rules, technology, and legal practice can affect the amount of judicial work associated with resolving various types of cases. For this reason, the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) contracted with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to conduct a judicial workload assessment to update the weighted caseload models for circuit and county court judges, as well as senior judges and quasijudicial officers (magistrates and hearing officers).
The Commissions on Performance and Accountability
The Supreme Court established commissions for trial court and district court of appeal performance and accountability for the purpose of proposing policies and procedures on matters related to the efficient and effective functioning of Florida's courts, through the development of comprehensive performance measurement, resource management, and accountability programs. The development of these commissions responds to mandates that emanate from section 19, Article III, Constitution of the State of Florida; Chapter 216, Florida Statutes; and the judicial branch's long-range strategic plan.
For more information on the performance and accountability commissions, associated committees, and commission projects, please see the following links:
- Court Statistics and Workload Committee
- Compendium of Trial Court Standards and Best Practices
- Circuit Profiles
- Trial Court Integrated Management Solution
The performance and accountability commissions are staffed by the Court Services Unit of the Office of the State Courts Administrator. For more information, please see the Court Services page or call (850) 922-5094