Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

2021 Supreme Court
Mission Statement The Illinois court system serves the people by providing an impartial and accessible forum for resolving the disputes of citizens, interpreting laws, and protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Fairness: This goal includes the dignified treatment of all individuals, the application of the laws appropriate to the circumstances of individual cases, and a judiciary that is representative of the diversity of the community.
    1. Accessibility: Courts should be convenient, timely, and affordable to everyone.
      1. Accountability: This goal includes the ability of the court system and its judges and staff to use public resources efficiently.
        1. Effectiveness: The ability of the courts to uphold the law and apply rules and procedures both timely and consistently across cases throughout the state.
          Source of Funds General Revenue Fund Statutory Authority Illinois Constitution, Article VI
          Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
          Input Indicators
          Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 15,288.8 $ 14,540.1 $ 14,344.1 $ 14,553.4 $ 13,704.7
          Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 15,288.8 $ 14,540.1 $ 14,344.1 $ 14,553.4 $ 13,704.7
          Average monthly full-time equivalents 142.0 127.0 145.0 127.0 131.0
          Output Indicators
          Number of attorneys overseen by the Supreme Court N/A 94,616 N/A 95,493 94,310
          Number of attorneys awarded licenses N/A 2,443 N/A 2,337 2,031
          Number of new corporations, associations, and limited partnerships N/A 460.0 N/A 406.0 472.0
          Number of license renewals for corporations, associations, and limited partnerships N/A 4,953 N/A 4,917 4,878
          Number of new Supreme Court Rules adopted N/A 3.0 N/A 2.0 7.0
          Number of amended Supreme Court Rules N/A 33.0 N/A 25.0 35.0
          Total cases filed N/A 1,864 N/A 1,783 1,978
          Number of miscellaneous record cases filed (a) N/A 443.0 N/A 504.0 524.0
          Number of miscellaneous docket cases filed (b) N/A 151.0 N/A 146.0 199.0
          Number of civil cases filed N/A 452.0 N/A 487.0 508.0
          Number of criminal cases filed N/A 818.0 N/A 646.0 747.0
          Outcome Indicators
          Percentage of attorneys disciplined N/A 0.1% N/A 0.1% 0.11%
          Total cases disposed N/A 1,821 N/A 1,931 2,133
          Percentage of miscellaneous record cases disposed N/A 27.3% N/A 28.9% 26.2%
          Percentage of miscellaneous docket cases disposed N/A 8.3% N/A 9% 10%
          Percentage of civil cases disposed N/A 25.6% N/A 26% 24.7%
          Percentage of criminal cases disposed N/A 38.8% N/A 36.1% 39.1%
          Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
          Average caseload per judicial officer N/A 266.0 N/A 255.0 283.0
          Average cost per case filed (in dollars) N/A $ 7,800.00 N/A $ 8,162.00 $ 6,929.00
          Footnotes
          Miscellaneous records consist primarily of attorney matters, including name-change petitions, disciplinary cases, and bar admission motions. Miscellaneous docket cases consist of conviction-related cases filed by prisoners representing themselves without legal counsel.

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