Resource Planning and Support Services
- Staff support to the Due Process Workgroup (DPW), Funding Methodology Committee (FMC), and Trial Court Budget Commission (TCBC);
- Provide assistance to staff of various judicial committees or workgroups as needed, including funding formula, workload and resource analysis support to the Trial Court Performance & Accountability Commission (TCP&A), Court Statistics and Workload Committee (CSWC), Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy, Court Interpreter Certification Board, County Court Jurisdiction Workgroup, and Commission on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability (DCAP&A);
- Development and maintenance of funding methodologies (methodologies for the official elements of the State Court System and ad hoc methodologies, such as cases over the flat fee and resolving civil disputes for allocations and legislative budget requests);
- Development of forecasts for future revenues and trends to be presented at the Article V Revenue Estimating Conference;
- Legislative bill analysis including funding analysis of proposed legislation with a fiscal impact;
- Judicial E-filing resource needs and cost estimates;
- Monitor trends in daily, monthly, and yearly revenues (Projected vs. Actual Revenues);
- Provide staff support to the Judicial Staff Representative Chief Justice Designee to the CCOC Executive Council;
- Tracking potential funding shortfalls and excess;
- Evaluating the impact of economic trends on court system filings and the potential impact to revenues;
- Analysis of Fees, Fines, and Court Costs;
- Technical assistance to the circuits;
- Conduct Criminal Conflict Cases Over the Flat Fee payment analysis.
Due Process Workgroup
The Due Process Workgroup, a joint Workgroup of the Trial Court Budget Commission and the Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability, was created in 2015. The charge of the Workgroup is to identify factors affecting the cost of providing expert witness, court interpreting, and court reporting services to develop fiscal and operational recommendations for the provision of due process services.
Expert Witness - Providing continued technical assistance to the trial courts.
Court Interpreting - Evaluating the effective functioning of court interpreters and difficulties with recruiting and retaining certified court interpreters.
Court Reporting - Coming soon!
Funding Methodology Committee
The Funding Methodology Committee, is a subcommittee of the Trial Court Budget Commission, charged with determining the allocation methodologies used each fiscal year for contractual funding of the following elements: Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officers, Mediation/ Arbitration Services, Court Interpreting, Expert Witness, Court Reporting, Senior Judge Days, and Additional Compensation to County Judges. The Committee works closely with the 20 circuits to evaluate trends and individual circuit needs.
- Official Trial Court Legislative Budget Request (LBR) and Allocation Methodologies
- LBR and Allocation Methodology Summary - Trial Court Elements FY 2004-05 through FY 2018-19