Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

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Appendix 3.1
Rate of civil filings per 100,000 population

(top five and bottom five jurisdictions)

State Total filings Per 100,000 pop.
DC 117,456 20,321
Maryland 867,564 17,474
Virginia 1,094,280 16,858
New Jersey 779,625 9,895
Utah 128,619 6,915
Maine 34,949 2,821
Montana 15,305 1,824
Nevada 20,120 1,449
Pennsylvania 171,516 1,424
Tennessee 59,498 1,167
Source: Ostrom and Kauder, Examinig the Work of State Courts.

Appendix 3.2
Number of general jurisdiction judges per 100,000 population

(top five and bottom five jurisdictions)

State No. of judges per 100,000 population
District of Columbia 10.21
Illinois 7.53
Iowa 6.57
Missouri 5.90
Kansas 5.89
Utah 2.10
Mississippi 1.51
Maine 1.29
North Carolina 1.20
South Carolina 1.10
Note: The District of Columbia, Illinois, and Iowa have all cases heard by
general jurisdiction courts, while other states have some heard by courts of
limited jurisdiction.
Source: Ostrom and Kauder, Examining the Work of State Courts.

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