Friday, March 30, 2007

Structure of State Courts

Legal practitioners often need to know the structure of other state's court structure. Where do you go for this information? The National Center for State Courts has a great page on this. Simply choose your state from the map and the site gives you a visual overview of that state's court system. These charts can be particularly useful given that some states use confusing names for their courts. One notorious example is NY State's reference to its trial court as the "Supreme Court." These charts are also useful for states with complex judicial structures--Pennsylvania is an example.


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