Click below to view surveys which our court watchers complete in Orleans Parish criminal courts:

Criminal District Court Data Sheet

Magistrate Court Data Sheet

Municipal Court Court Data Sheet

Municipal Court First Appearances Data Sheet

Here is a list of resources that Court Watch NOLA has found useful:

American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights, Court Access for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Anwar, Shamena et al., The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials

Bibas, Stephanos, Transparency and Participation in Criminal Procedure

The Blueprint for Safety, Prosecuting Attorney-Charging Decisions, Charging Decisions in Domestic Violence-Related Crimes

Center for Court Innovation, Improving Courthouse Signage

Chang, Williamson B. and Manuel U. Auraujo, Interpreters for the Defense: Due Process for the Non-English-Speaking Defendant

The Constitution Project® National Right to Counsel Committee, Don’t I Need a Lawyer? Pretrial Justice and the Right to Counsel at First Judicial Bail Hearing

Council for Court Excellence, Remote Public Access to Electronic Court Records: A Cross-Jurisdictional Review for the D.C. Courts

Daniels, Flozell et al., From Bondage to Bail Bonds: Putting a Price on Freedom in New Orlean

Dedel, Kelly, Witness Intimidation

Gershman, Bennett, Prosecutorial Ethics and Victims’ Rights: The Prosecutor’s Duty of Neutrality

Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Policy Program, Moving beyond Money: a Primer on Bail Reform

Lagratta, Emily Gold and Bowen, Phil, To Be Fair: Procedural Fairness in Courts

Lowenkamp, Christopher T. et al., The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention

National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices, Principles on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices

Nugent, M. Elaine et al., Exploring the Feasibility and Efficacy of Performance Measures in Prosecution and Their Application to Community Prosecution

Pinard, Michael, An Integrated Perspective on the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Reentry Issues Faced by Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Tyler, Tom R. and Fagan, Jeffrey, Legitimacy and Cooperation: Why Do People Help the Police Fight Crime in Their Communities?

Vera Institute of Justice, Past Due: Examining the Costs and Consequences of Charging for Justice in New Orleans

Wheeler, Russell et al., Judicial Recusal Procedures: A Report on the IAALS Convening