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Previous Data - FY2011 Q1

Access and Fairness in the Courts

A fair decision under the law is the cornerstone of the Utah courts. Fairness is just a word if the people cannot access their courts. The Judicial Council remains committed to achieving both access and fairness, and measuring progress towards those goals through the opinions of the people who use the courts.

An access and fairness survey was administered to the court users during the summer of 2006 and summer of 2007. Responses were collected for one day at each courthouse in the state. Every person at the courthouse that day was eligible, except people visiting an agency other than the court. The survey was administered as people left the courthouse. If a justice court is co-located in the courthouse, justice court responses are included, but the survey was not administered at justice court facilities. Access and fairness will be evaluated annually.

This survey was developed under grant number SJI-06-N-065 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.