For the past several weeks, we’ve been looking at the data for which Superior Courts have produced the largest share, year by year, of the Court’s civil and criminal dockets. Last week, we began looking at the overall numbers for the years 1994 through 2017, reviewing the most frequent counties on the Court’s docket. This week, we’re finishing that process – first, the civil cases.
For the entire period, Stanislaus County accounted for 0.47% of the docket. Mendocino and Kings counties produced 0.38%. Six trial courts produced 0.28% of the civil docket – Lake, Humboldt, Santa Cruz, Shasta and Yolo counties, and the Southern District of California on certified question appeal. Sutter, Tuolumne and Imperial County each produced 0.19% of the docket. Trinity County contributed 0.09%.
For the period, thirteen additional jurisdictions accounted for 0.09% of the civil docket – Marin, Napa, San Benito, Butte, Nevada, Calaveras, El Dorado, Sierra, Inyo, Merced and Placer counties; trial courts which we were unable to positively identify; and the Eastern District of California on certified question appeal.
Join us back here tomorrow as we look at the rest of the overall data for the Court’s criminal docket.