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Arizona Judicial Branch

2011 and 2013 Trial Bench and Bar Survey Results

 

 Supreme Court

 COA - Division One

 COA - Division Two

 

 2011

 2013

 2011

 2013

 2011

 2013

Q01 - The [Court] resolves its cases expeditiously.

88%
(135/153)

88%
(194/221)

72%
(98/136)

76%
(292/384)

96%
(101/105)

95%
(172/181)

Q02 - The [Court] renders decisions without any improper outside influences.

94%
(141/151)

97%
(210/217)

94%
(126/134)

94%
(328/350)

94%
(150/162) 

91%
(143/157)

Q03 - The [Court] considers each case based upon its facts and applicable law.

93%
(150/162)

95%
(220/232)

87%
(127/146)

88%
(343/388)

89%
(99/111)

82%
(147/179)

Q04 - The [Court]'s written decisions reflect thoughtful and fair evaluation of the parties’ arguments.

93%
(150/161)

94%
(216/231)

84%
(124/148)

86%
(334/390)

84%
(96/114)

77%
(141/184)

Q05 - The [Court]'s written decisions clearly state the applicable legal principles that govern the decision.

93%
(151/163)

94%
(222/235)

87%
(132/152)

90%
(360/398)

85%
(97/114)

87%
(165/190)

Q06 - The [Court]'s written decisions clearly inform the trial courts and parties of what additional steps, if any, must be taken.

91%
(139/153)

94%
(217/230)

85%
(122/143)

89%
(339/381)

95%
(106/112)

92%
(168/182)

Q07 - The [Court]’s written decisions treat trial court judges with courtesy and respect.

99%
(158/160)

98%
(230/234)

97%
(147/152)

97%
(377/387)

96%
(110/114)

98%
(179/182)

Q08 - The [Court] treats attorneys with courtesy and respect.

98%
(142/145)

99%
(212/215)

94%
(133/142)

94%
(358/381)

91%
(96/106)

93%
(164/176)

Q09 - The [Court] is procedurally and economically accessible to the public and attorneys.

85%
(114/134)

83%
(159/192)

91%
(116/127)

86%
(297/344)

93%
(86/92)

93%
(144/155)

Q10 - The [Court] effectively informs attorneys and trial judges of its procedures, operations, and activities.

 91%
(143/157)

92%
(206/223
)

92%
(127/138)

89%
(335/375)

90%
(96/107)

90%
(154/172)

Note: Results indicate the percent of respondents who selected "Agree or Strongly Agree" and excludes all "Undecided or Unknown" responses. The results between 2009 and 2011 data are not considered statistically significant.