The Annual Report is published by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) and is a veritable treasure-trove of data on the Texas judicial system at all levels, including caseload trends in the trial courts, broken down by case type and type of court; appellate case disposition patterns and opinion production the courts of appeals; and outcomes of appeals taken to the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and decided on the merits. The reporting period is the fiscal year, not the calendar year.
Highlights from this Year's Annual Report
The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2014 is 136 pages long and
contains numerous high-quality graphics, tables, and
charts that visualize the statistical information
and make it much easier to comprehend.
See examples below: Appeals and top counties from which they originate, and timeline chart of number of cases decided by the Texas Supreme Court over the last two decades.
SUPREME COURT PETITION FOR REVIEW GRANTS
HOUSTON COURT OF APPEALS IN SECOND PLACE
AFTER CORPUS CHRISTI
HOUSTON COURT OF APPEALS WORKLOAD STATS
See prior blawg post for --> opinion production broken down by
members of Houston-based appellate courts, including number of
dissents and concurrences by justices of 1st and 14th Court of Appeals