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Circuit Court CourTools*
Access & Fairness
Clearance Rates
Time to Disposition
Age of Active Pending Cases
Trial Date Certainty
Reliability & Integrity of Case Files
Collection of Monetary Penalties
Effective Use of Jurors
Court Employee Satisfaction
Cost Per Case


CourTools is a set of ten trial court performance measures developed by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to provide the court with a comprehensive understanding of court operations. Kent County Circuit Court has adopted these measures to examine the Court's performance.

Juror Utilization

Juror Utilization | Number of Kent County Residents Involved in Jury Selection Process

Why It Matters

Measure 8:  Effective Use of Jurors

Definition:  Juror utilization is the rate at which prospective jurors are used at least once in a trial or voir dire.

Purpose:  Effective Use of Jurors provides information on jury management practices so as to minimize the number of unused jurors who are selected for a trial.  More specifically this measure addresses the problem of non-use of jurors due to settlements and pleas and the problem of calling in more jurors than are needed for the selections of a jury(s).