Annex D. Key data needed for effective judicial workload tracking in Ireland

The below tables provide suggestions for the main, minimum data that should be regularly collected and analysed to provide judges and the Courts Service with needed case management and resource management information. The data need to track how cases move through the system, if and when they move out and why, how long each event takes (at least by days), and when a judge is involved.

Additional data points needed per case – all business: Lay litigant, translation needed during hearing (not just requested), child witness, possibly other complexity indicator.

Definitions needed: case = matter by record number; case type = matter by sub-category/complexity; case actions = motion, application, hearing, decisions type. Definitions have to follow set data collection points.

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