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1 COURT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION...2 GUIDELINE: ASSIGNMENT COURT...3 Goal of Assignment Courts... 3 Matters Which Will Be Booked Into Assignment Courts... 3 Location and Number of Courtrooms... 3 Assignment Court Times... 4 Obligations of Court Clerk Prior to the Opening of Assignment Court... 4 Obligations of Counsel... 4 Process in Assignment Court... 4 Transportation Of In Custody Accused... 5 Trial Judge Seized... 5 GUIDELINE: J.P. COUNTER...6 Goals of the J.P. Counter... 6 Matters Which May Be Dealt With at the J.P. Counter... 6 Maximum Appearances/Time at the J.P. Counter...7 Expectations of Counsel during the Eight Week Period at the J.P. Counter...7 Indictable Offences Requiring an Election...7 Same Day Movement of Files from J.P. Counter...7 Where Matters May Proceed from the J. P. Counter... 8 Scheduling Rules and Procedures at the J.P. Counter... 8 Location and Hours of Operation... 8 GUIDELINE: LOW COMPLEXITY TRIAL COURTROOMS...10 Goal of Low Complexity Courtrooms Definition of Low Complexity Location, Time and Number of Courtrooms Details GUIDELINE: REMOTE BOOKING Goals of Remote Booking...11 Matters That Can Be Booked Remotely...11 Requirements for Access to Remote Booking...11 Guidelines for Remote Booking...11 Remote Booking Process GUIDELINE: REQUIRED APPEARANCE COURT (R.A.C.) Purpose of the Required Appearance Court...13 Matters Handled by the Required Appearance Court...13 R.A.C. Hours of Operation...13 Designated R.A.C. Courtrooms...13 GUIDELINE: SCHEDULED DISPOSITION COURTS...14 Purpose Location and Hours of Operation APPENDIX A: CCM COURTROOMS FOR EDMONTON APPENDIX B: CCM COURTROOMS FOR CALGARY...16

3 INTRODUCTION In keeping with Alberta s tradition of maintaining confidence in the administration of justice and recognizing current trends in enhancing access to Justice it became apparent that Provincial Court Judges were frequently appearing in Court to address many administrative functions which reduced available judicial time for meaningful judicial functions. It was also apparent there were a large number of inefficiencies and duplication in Court administration. The Provincial Crown (Criminal Justice) also recognized extreme inefficiencies in their available time and began examining a vertical file management concept whereby a file is assigned to one Crown Prosecutor who is then responsible for that file from the time the file enters the system until it is concluded. In February 2008 a Steering Committee was established to co ordinate the interest of all stakeholders (the Judiciary; Court Administration; the Crown and the Defence Bar) into one encompassing project. The Steering Committee determined that the project should be led by the Provincial Court of Alberta and in August 2008 the Project Implementation Committee was established with Deputy Chief Judge Lefever as Chairperson and the project was officially named the (C.C.M.). The objective of the C.C.M. Program is to more effectively manage criminal cases in Edmonton and Calgary adult Provincial Court resulting in an increase in public confidence in the justice system and an increase in access to justice in Alberta. In October 2009, after months of consultation and planning with all of the stakeholders, the Provincial Implementation Committee approved a position paper prepared by the Judicial Sub Committee which discussed in significant detail the background of the Project; the overarching principle of the Project and considered six specific subject areas which formed the basis of the Project. This position paper was circulated to all stakeholders and was published on the Project website and became the blueprint of the Project which will be implemented on 1 February 2010 in Edmonton and Calgary Provincial Adult Criminal Courts. All aspects of the Project will affect all stakeholders differently and in varying degrees. The purpose of these is to create a single common document for all stakeholders to assist everyone in the implementation of the Project. It is the responsibility of each stakeholder to formulate the details of the implementation as it affects that particular stakeholder within the parameters of the. Judicial Subcommittee Court Case Management Project January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 2

4 GUIDELINE: ASSIGNMENT COURT Goal of Assignment Courts Moving to a day of method of scheduling of matters rather than scheduling cases into a specific courtroom will allow the Provincial Court to more evenly distribute daily trial work among its judicial resources, permit more cases to be scheduled and processed in a given day (given the high collapse rates of matters) and reduce lead times thereby increasing access to our criminal trial courts and improving confidence in the Criminal Justice System. Matters Which Will Be Booked Into Assignment Courts Any Federal or Provincial matter which has been determined by Crown Counsel to require one half day or longer will be booked into an Assignment courtroom. Matters will include: 1. Trials 2. Preliminary Inquiries 3. Bail Hearings scheduled for one half day or longer 4. Dispositions scheduled for one half day or longer 5. Fatality inquiries 6. Other Hearings scheduled for one half day or longer (e.g. Firearms Hearings) 7. Continuations of ½ day or longer. Location and Number of Courtrooms Two Assignment Courts, each feeding three Trial Courts will be created in Edmonton and Calgary. Edmonton: Assignment Courtroom 354 will feed Trial Courtrooms 357, 358, and 359. (447 by special arrangement) Assignment Courtroom 355 will feed Trial Courtrooms 445, 448, and 360. (266 by special arrangement) Calgary: Assignment Courtroom 1005 will feed Trial Courtrooms 1006, 1007, and Assignment Courtroom 1106 will feed Trial Courtrooms 1105, 1107, and January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 3

5 Assignment Court Times Assignment Courts will begin at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feeder Trial Courts will commence trials at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Obligations of Court Clerk Prior to the Opening of Assignment Court The Clerk will open the Assignment Court at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; have discussions with counsel concerning how cases will be proceeding; and be in position to assist the presiding Judge in that regard when Court opens at 9:00 a.m. Obligations of Counsel a. All Crown and Defence counsel with cases in an Assignment Courtroom will appear in that Assignment Courtroom no later than 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. (all Crown witnesses will also be subpoenaed for 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.) b. Crown and Defence counsel on each case will meet prior to the commencement of Assignment Court to discuss how their scheduled matter will be proceeding. c. Counsel will advise the Assignment Court Clerk, prior to the opening of the Assignment Court at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., how their matter will be proceeding that day. d. All Crown and Defence counsel with matters scheduled in Assignment Court will appear for the opening of that Courtroom at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and advise the Court how their matter will be proceeding. Process in Assignment Court In general terms, the Assignment Court Judge will, in the order deemed appropriate: a. Ask counsel to indicate whether their case will be proceeding to a hearing on that date and thereby determine how many matters are proceeding to a hearing. b. If more cases are proceeding to trial than available courtrooms to hear those cases assist in prioritizing which cases should proceed based upon factors such as age of case, whether the accused is in custody, possible continued vulnerability of victims ( i.e. domestic violence), and seriousness of the charge or charges. c. Issue warrants where appropriate for non appearances. d. Have the Clerk contact the Judicial Scheduler to assign cases proceeding to a hearing to a feeder Trial Courtroom (electronic signage will be available to assist in the movement of witnesses). e. Excuse counsel after they have spoken to their matter until an agreed upon return time back in the Assignment Court or until the commencement of their matter in the feeder Trial Courtroom at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 4

6 f. Hear those matters being summarily disposed of that day as well as contested and uncontested requests for adjournments. g. If cases are being summarily disposed of and feeder Trial Courts are available, may assign some of those summary dispositions to feeder Trial Courtrooms. h. Conduct trials if more cases are proceeding to trial than the number of feeder Trial Courts available to hear them. i. Seek the assistance of trial or other courtrooms where dockets have collapsed in those courtrooms (the other Assignment Court or any other available court.) j. Notify the other Assignment Court if any of their feeder Trial Courtrooms are available to assist. Transportation Of In Custody Accused In custody accused will only be brought to the Assignment court for guilty pleas or adjournment requests if requested. Any in custody accused proceeding to trial will be transported directly to the assigned feeder Trial Court. Trial Judge Seized Once a matter is assigned to a feeder Trial Court, that Judge is seized with the case whether concluded that date or adjourned to another date. The case will not be returned to the Assignment Court Judge. Trials that start in the morning but do not finish can be returned to the Assignment Courtroom at 2:00 p.m. to determine whether a courtroom and the Judge is available to continue the trial (subject to courtroom, Defence Counsel and Crown availability). January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 5

7 GUIDELINE: J.P. COUNTER Goals of the J.P. Counter The J.P Counter will reduce Docket Court lists by dealing with administrative / non contested matters outside of a Courtroom. Judges will be freed up to deal with more substantive legal matters. Defence Counsel will have the flexibility of appearing at a J.P. Counter anytime within a six hour period both to make appearances and to book trials at their convenience without having to wait in a courtroom until their matter is called. Similarly, accused will be able to make a first or subsequent appearance anytime during the operational hours of the J.P. office rather than having to appear in a courtroom at 9:00 a.m. and wait for their matter to be called. Matters Which May Be Dealt With at the J.P. Counter a. First and subsequent appearances by accused charged with summary or indictable matters who have been released from custody by police or the Hearing Office on documents compelling their appearance in Court (Appearance Notice, Summons, Promise to Appear, Remand from Hearing Office). Release documents will compel the attendance of the accused on a specified day at any time during the designated operating hours of the J.P. Counter. b. Counsel may appear on behalf of the accused on summary conviction matters and on indictable matters once a designation of counsel has been filed. c. Accused held in custody will continue to appear in an in custody courtroom unless a designation of counsel is filed. d. Both J.P. and trial scheduling functions will be handled at the J.P. Counter. e. Domestic Violence Court matters will not be heard at the J.P. Counter. f. Mental Health Diversion and Alternative Measures Program matters will be dealt with at the J.P. counter upon notification of the Crown. An adjournment of four months back to the J.P. Counter will be permitted by which time the Crown will send a letter withdrawing the charges if Alternative measures or Mental Health Diversion is successful. If unsuccessful, the matter will be returned to the Required Appearance Court. If a file has not been marked for AMP or Mental Health Diversion, and defence counsel raises eligibility, the file will be marked for consideration of AMP or Mental Health Diversion and be remanded back to the J.P. Counter in three weeks. The Crown will review the file and indicate their decision prior to the next J.P. Counter appearance. g. The J.P. has the discretion to send a matter to the Required Appearance Court at any time. h. Where Counsel in relation to a scheduling matter are not proceeding by consent, the J.P. will remit the matter to a Required Appearance Court for further processing. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 6

8 Maximum Appearances/Time at the J.P. Counter A maximum of three adjournments will be permitted at the J.P. Counter within a maximum period of eight weeks. Thereafter, the matter will be transferred to the Required Appearance Court (R.A.C.) Expectations of Counsel during the Eight Week Period at the J.P. Counter Through early Crown disclosure; communication to the Defence of the Crown s position in the event of an early guilty plea; Defence consideration of that offer in consultation with their client and follow up discussions between counsel; the Court expects that matters which can be resolved early will be resolved early and before the matter is set down for trial. This will assist in ensuring that only matters requiring a trial are actually set for trial; improve the efficiency of trial courts; and reduce lead times to trial. Indictable Offences Requiring an Election Where an accused or his counsel is before a Counter J.P. on an offence requiring an election they will be required to sign a form confirming that the requirements in s. 536(2) of the Criminal Code have, in the case of Counsel, been complied with or waived and, in the case of an accused appearing alone, been complied with. If unrepresented, all indictable charges will be read to the accused together with the elections. Counsel or the accused will indicate their election on the form, sign and date it and the J.P. will endorse their confirmation. Same Day Movement of Files from J.P. Counter 1. Cases will be moved at counsel request to a Required Appearance Court (RAC) for the following purposes: a. Disposition of the case by way of guilty plea on any matter on which the Crown is in a position to proceed. b. Defence request for an adjournment on matters which exceed the timelines set for the J.P. Counter or to adjourn a matter set for Trial or Preliminary. c. Defence request to be removed from the record. d. Counsel have a scheduling dispute which requires Court assistance. e. Any other situation where counsel believes that Court direction is required NOTE: Files will be regularly delivered by a court runner to RAC throughout the day. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 7

9 Cases where the accused has failed to appear at the J.P. Counter by 2:00 pm will be sent to the Required Appearance Court (RAC) or to another available courtroom for warrants or summons applications as applicable. Where Matters May Proceed from the J. P. Counter Matters may be: Adjourned to another day up to three times within an 8 week period at the J. P. Counter (to obtain disclosure, retain counsel etc.) Sent to R.A.C. for a guilty plea or decision on further adjournments. Adjourned to another day for disposition in a Scheduled Disposition Court. Set for trial in Low Complexity Courtrooms, Assignment Courtrooms (cases deemed by Crown to require a half day or longer) or other courtrooms, if a very long trial. Stayed or withdrawn by a written request of the Crown. Matters will be adjourned back to the J.P. Counter for three weeks for Crown consideration for Alternative Measures or Diversion and for four months for completion of same. Scheduling Rules and Procedures at the J.P. Counter a. There will be an express line at the J.P. Counter for Lawyers, Student Legal Services and Native Counselling. b. Edmonton and Calgary General Prosecutions offices will decide whether a matter is to be booked as a Low Complexity or Assignment Court trial. c. Scheduled dispositions requiring ½ day or longer will be booked into an Assignment Court. d. Because cases in Assignment Courts are special assignments to individual prosecutors, no case in that court will be scheduled without ensuring the availability of assigned Crown Counsel. e. Scheduled bail hearings requiring ½ day or longer will be booked into an Assignment Court. f. Pre Trial Conferences will be scheduled on matters exceeding 1 day. The PTC will be scheduled within 8 weeks from the date of scheduling. Location and Hours of Operation a. In Calgary the J.P. Counter will be located at the current Case Management Office (C.M.O). In Edmonton it will be located in the Trial Scheduling area. b. The Calgary J.P. counter will be operational by March 1st but Edmonton will be delayed a couple of months for required infrastructure changes. ( Courtroom 264 will continue to operate as the non custody appearance court in the interim) January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 8

10 c. Hours of Operation: Edmonton 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Calgary 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 9

11 GUIDELINE: LOW COMPLEXITY TRIAL COURTROOMS Goal of Low Complexity Courtrooms Low Complexity Trial Courtrooms will seek to maximize courtroom utilization in the handling of low complexity matters proceeding to trial. Definition of Low Complexity A low complexity case is any case deemed by the Crown to require less than ½ day of court time to complete. Location, Time and Number of Courtrooms Several courtrooms in Calgary and Edmonton will hear Low Complexity matters: Calgary: Courtrooms #506 and #507 Courtrooms #308 (a.m. only) Low Complexity Domestic and Federal matters Courtroom #508 (Wednesdays only) Low Complexity Domestic matters Edmonton: Courtrooms #353 and #449 Courtroom #267 (2:00 pm) Low Complexity Federal Matters Courtroom #268 (2:00 pm) Low Complexity Domestic Violence Matters Sitting times will be 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on applicable days. Details a. Two Crown Prosecutors will be assigned to each Low Complexity Courtroom to facilitate the hearing of multiple matters per court session; (except for Federal and Domestic Violence matters where only one Crown will appear). b. If a matter which commences as a low complexity matter is not completed and requires another ½ day or longer to complete, it will be booked (with the seized judge) into the Assignment Court Process. c. The number of cases booked into Low Complexity Courtrooms, the number of such courtrooms and their sitting times may be adjusted as its operation is reviewed over time. d. Courtrooms will open at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to enable counsel to meet with witnesses, decide how cases will be proceeding and be prepared to proceed promptly with matters when Court convenes. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 10

12 GUIDELINE: REMOTE BOOKING Goals of Remote Booking Web based scheduling software will provide Crown and Defence counsel with the ability to remotely book their cases at their convenience subject to final approval by the Court Case Management Offices. This capacity will be available in February Traditional counter scheduling operations will remain but will be co located with the J.P. Counter. Self represented accused will not have access to this system and will be required to book matters at the J.P. Counter Matters That Can Be Booked Remotely 1. Trials 2. Preliminary Inquiries 3. Scheduled Dispositions ( if Crown assigned ) 4. Scheduled Bail Hearings 5. Pre Trial Conferences Additional matters may be added to this list in the future depending upon required technology. Requirements for Access to Remote Booking a. Crown and Defence counsel and designated staff will be required to register and obtain a user ID to gain access to this secure site. b. Designation of Counsel is required to be filed before Counsel can remotely book indictable matters. Guidelines for Remote Booking Matters must be booked a minimum of three business days prior to the next scheduled court appearance. Matters scheduled for Trial or Preliminary must be booked a minimum of six weeks from the date of booking. Requests for an earlier date can be brought before a Provincial Court Judge. Matters cannot be booked more than six months in the future from date of booking. (This period will vary at the discretion of the Assistant Chief Judges in Edmonton and Calgary). In Domestic Violence matters in Calgary, a matter must be booked within a four month period. Matters in Edmonton, scheduled for disposition cannot be scheduled more than 90 days after the last appearance. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 11

13 Matters or continuations that require a Judge to be seized must be booked at the J.P. Counter. Matters scheduled previously for trial, preliminary, bail hearings and scheduled disposition dates cannot be brought forward and rescheduled remotely. These matters require approval from a presiding Judge in the RAC courtroom. If the booking involves an indictable offence for which the accused has an election concerning mode of trial, Defence counsel must confirm on the booking form that they have instructions from their client to: o Waive reading of the charges o Enter an election in relation to mode of trial o Waive the requirement in s. 536(2) of the Criminal Code that an accused be put to their election in the words of that section. Remote Booking Process Details of the process are being finalized and will evolve with usage but generally: a. Counsel will select or enter all related JOIN file numbers that are intended to be booked together. (The accused / file numbers will be accessed through the remote scheduling software) b. Hearings will be booked according to booking types: Assignment Court, Low Complexity (Low Complexity, Short Trial Domestic and Low Complexity Federal). Scheduled Dispositions, Bail Hearings and Pre Trial Conferences. c. Booking types will be booked according to identified amounts of time required. (½ day sessions and slots depending on the Courtroom being scheduled). d. Mandatory information (such as booking a Pre trial Conference for any trial longer than one day) or special requirements (such as interpreters/translators, electronic equipment or a child friendly courtroom), will be indicated by tic boxes and drop down menus. e. Crown/ Defence and J.P. Counter Case Management Office (CMO) will be notified immediately by of the booking details. The Scheduling Notice will be printed in the CMO and attached to the file as the Court endorsement of the booking. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 12

14 GUIDELINE: REQUIRED APPEARANCE COURT (R.A.C.) Purpose of the Required Appearance Court Working in conjunction with the Justice of the Peace Counter (J.P. Counter) to provide the full range of docket court functions, the Required Appearance Court (R.A.C.) functioning as a continuous docket courtroom, will supplement the functions of the J.P. Counter and allow matters to be moved into this courtroom on an ongoing basis throughout the day. As one example, those appearing at a J.P. Counter before 9:00 a.m. could request that their matter be moved to R.A.C. and would be able to enter a guilty plea shortly after court opens at 9:00 a.m. Matters Handled by the Required Appearance Court Required Appearance Courts will handle the following matters: All docket appearances beyond the eight week maximum period a matter can be dealt with at the J.P. Counter. Scheduled bail hearings requiring less than 30 minutes Unscheduled guilty pleas from the J.P. Counter and from in custody docket court in Calgary. J.P. Counter Referrals for warrant/ summons where the accused fails to appear at the Counter that day. Contested matters from the J.P. Counter. Applications to adjourn or reschedule matters (trials, preliminaries, bail hearings, scheduled dispositions) previously booked at the J.P. Counter or remotely. R.A.C. Hours of Operation Hours of operation in Edmonton and Calgary are: 9:00 a.m. to at least 2:30 p.m. (to accommodate the J.P. Counter) or longer as required. Designated R.A.C. Courtrooms Calgary: Courtroom # 306 Edmonton: Courtroom #356 NOTE: Edmonton will continue to operate Courtroom (#267) as the docket court for Federal, Special Prosecution, and Regulatory matters. Both Edmonton (#265) and Calgary (#305) will continue to operate in custody docket courts which will hear: Scheduled first and subsequent appearances Unscheduled (brief) bail hearings. (less than 10 minutes) Unscheduled (brief) guilty pleas. (less than 10 minutes) January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 13

15 GUIDELINE: SCHEDULED DISPOSITION COURTS Purpose The purpose of Scheduled Disposition Courts is to handle dispositions requiring less than ½ day to complete. Location and Hours of Operation Edmonton: Courtroom # 446 running daily on a continuous basis starting at 9:30 a.m. Calgary: Courtroom #307 (all day) and Courtroom #308 (afternoon only) with morning sessions starting at 9:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions starting at 2:00 p.m. January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 14

16 APPENDIX A: CCM COURTROOMS FOR EDMONTON CCM Courtrooms for Edmonton DOCKET COURTS Continuous J.P. Counter 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. First Appearance Non Custody 265 9:00 a.m. to finish In Custody, RAC, Bail Federal, Special and Regulatory 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Prosecutions 267 2:00 p.m. to finish Low Complexity Federal (Wednesdays Drug Court) Domestic Violence Docket and 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 268 Disposition 2:00 p.m. Low Complexity Domestic Violence DISPOSITION & BAIL COURTS 446 9:30 a.m. (continuous) scheduled dispositions 356 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RAC, scheduled bail, unscheduled dispositions (from 265 and J.P. counters) GENERAL PROSECUTIONS Low Complexity 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. start time Number of cases each a.m. and p.m. to be determined ASSIGNMENT COURTS All Services (Provincial and Federal) Assignment Court starts 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Trials start at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 8 cases a.m. and p.m. (16 cases total in each assignment court) feeds 357, 358, 359 (with 447 by special scheduled child friendly) feeds 445, 448, 360 (with 266 by special scheduled for complex, large or multi counsel cases) January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 15

17 APPENDIX B: CCM COURTROOMS FOR CALGARY CCM Courtrooms For Calgary DOCKET COURTS Continuous J.P. Counter All matters currently scheduled for courtroom 308 Operational 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m :00 a.m. finish In custody matters 508 (M,T,T,F) 9:00 a.m. finish Domestic Violence Docket Wed. 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Domestic Violence trials less than ½ day 2:00 p.m. 505 (M,T, W, F) 9:00 a.m. finish Federal docket matters Thur. 9:30 am Thursday (a.m.) drug treatment court Thur. 2:00 p.m. Thursday (p.m.) pre prelim hearings 306 9:00 a.m. finish (until at least 2:30 p.m.) DISPOSITION & BAIL COURTS Required Appearance Court (R.A.C.) Scheduled bail hearings Unscheduled disposition Matters from J.P. counter DISPOSITION Scheduled 307 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All day scheduled disposition 308 9:30 a.m. a.m. Low Complexity Domestic Violence and Federal trial matters (less than ½ day) 2:00 p.m. p.m. scheduled dispositions TRIAL COURTROOMS Low Complexity 506 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Low complexity trials 507 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Low complexity trials ASSIGNMENT COURTS includes Federal and DV trial matters :00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feeds (1006, 1007, 1008) :00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feeds (1105, 1107, 1108) 1006,1007, :30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 1105, 1107, :30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408 OTHER COURTS PENDING AVAILABLE RESOURCES For use only if staffing permits Overflow courts (may be used for multi day matters, Regional, other PC overflow. If one of these courtrooms is used, the amount of time must be deducted from the Assignment Courts) January 26, 2010 Rev. 1.0 Page 16

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