August 2020 - Judicial Efficiency Census

1 September 2020

PROMINENCE — On the 16th of August, I made an announcement in the Courts discord that I would be tracking the efficiency of the state’s courts and releasing my findings monthly. This is the first of such instances.

I am proud of and grateful for all of the work and dedication each of my judges put in each and every day in conjunction with our state’s terrific Department of Justice and bar certified attorneys. If you would like to see our legal processes yourself, I would always encourage joining the Courts discord using code hKyBgv9, and I also encourage anyone interested in becoming a lawyer themselves to check out some of the resources in #rules-and-info and take the Bar exam, which will be open from today to the 7th.

Without further ado, here are this month’s efficiency numbers.


**NOTE: Cases which are “cleared” refer only to cases completed in August. Cases taken in August but not completed are not included in these numbers.

“Pending” refers to the time a case spends before it is taken by a judge. A judge is not solely responsible for the pending part of their clearance time, but the Judiciary as a collective is. “Days on Docket” is the more important number for understanding how long individual judges are taking to process cases, as it reflects the amount of time a case spends on a judge’s docket before being completed.


The Judiciary

The Judiciary as a whole cleared 202 cases in August, including 32 civil cases, 20 criminal cases, 149 expungements, and 1 contempt hearing.

Overall (202 cases)

Pending: 9.59 days
Days on Docket: 10.85 days

Average Clearance Time: 20.45 days

Civil (32 cases)

Pending: 13.78 days
Days on Docket: 28.44 days

Average Clearance Time: 42.22 days

Criminal (20 cases)

Pending: 8.05 days
Days on Docket: 36.40 days

Average Clearance Time: 44.45 days

Expungement (149 cases)

Pending: 8.97 days
Days on Docket: 3.72 days

Average Clearance Time: 12.68 days

Hearing (1 case)

Pending: 0 days
Days on Docket: 0 days

Average Clearance Time: 0 days


The following is a breakdown by each judge. To see any judge’s numbers for August, open the spoiler.

Chief Justice Skye Jones

Supreme Court Justices are not expected to clear as many cases as District Court Justices. Their responsibility is the Supreme Court.

Skye cleared 72 cases in August, including 4 civil cases, 3 criminal cases, and 65 expungements.

Overall (72 cases)

Pending: 10.47 days
Days on Docket: 1.67 days

Average Clearance Time: 12.14 days

Civil (4 cases)

Pending: 16.75 days
Days on Docket: 20.50 days

Average Clearance Time: 37.25 days

Criminal (3 cases)

Pending: 3.67 days
Days on Docket: 12.67 days

Average Clearance Time: 16.33 days

Expungement (65 cases)

Pending: 10.40 days
Days on Docket: 0.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 10.40 days

Associate Justice Ogax

Supreme Court Justices are not expected to clear as many cases as District Court Justices. Their responsibility is the Supreme Court.

Ogax cleared 11 cases in August, including 3 civil cases, 2 criminal cases, and 6 expungements.

Overall (11 cases)

Pending: 8.55 days
Days on Docket: 36.91 days

Average Clearance Time: 45.45 days

Civil (3 cases)

Pending: 13.67 days
Days on Docket: 61.33 days

Average Clearance Time: 75.00 days

Criminal (2 cases)

Pending: 9.50 days
Days on Docket: 79.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 88.50 days

Expungement (6 cases)

Pending: 5.67 days
Days on Docket: 10.67 days

Average Clearance Time: 16.33 days

Associate Justice thekerbal

Supreme Court Justices are not expected to clear as many cases as District Court Justices. Their responsibility is the Supreme Court.

thekerbal cleared 43 cases in August, including 5 civil cases, 4 criminal cases, and 34 expungements.

Overall (43 cases)

Pending: 6.81 days
Days on Docket: 20.81 days

Average Clearance Time: 27.63 days

Civil (5 cases)

Pending: 16.00 days
Days on Docket: 65.20 days

Average Clearance Time: 81.20 days

Criminal (4 cases)

Pending: 6.00 days
Days on Docket: 51.50 days

Average Clearance Time: 57.50 days

Expungement (34 cases)

Pending: 5.56 days
Days on Docket: 10.68 days

Average Clearance Time: 16.24 days

Judge ElloNT (confirmed 23 August 2020)

This judge was not in office for all of August and numbers may therefore be smaller due to less time to accumulate them.

ElloNT cleared 7 cases in August, including 7 expungements.

Overall (7 cases)

Pending: 17.14 days
Days on Docket: 2.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 19.14 days

Expungement (7 cases)

Pending: 17.14 days
Days on Docket: 2.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 19.14 days

Judge Hecxtro

Hecxtro cleared 6 cases in August, including 3 civil cases and 3 expungements.

Overall (6 cases)

Pending: 18.33 days
Days on Docket: 15.83 days

Average Clearance Time: 34.17 days

Civil (3 cases)

Pending: 36.67 days
Days on Docket: 16.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 52.67 days

Expungement (3 cases)

Pending: 0.00 days
Days on Docket: 15.67 days

Average Clearance Time: 15.67 days

Judge hxppyteddyy (confirmed 23 August 2020)

This judge was not in office for all of August and numbers may therefore be smaller due to less time to accumulate them.

hxppyteddyy cleared 21 cases in August, including 1 civil case, 1 criminal case, and 19 expungements.

Overall (21 cases)

Pending: 9.33 days
Days on Docket: 1.86 days

Average Clearance Time: 11.19 days

Civil (1 case)

Pending: 0.00 days
Days on Docket: 0.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 0.00 days

Criminal (1 case)

Pending: 0.00 days
Days on Docket: 1.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 1.00 days

Expungement (19 cases)

Pending: 10.32 days
Days on Docket: 2.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 12.32 days

Judge Marshall J. Addison

Marshall J. Addison cleared 5 cases in August, including 3 civil cases and 2 criminal cases.

Overall (5 cases)

Pending: 15.80 days
Days on Docket: 37.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 52.80 days

Civil (3 cases)

Pending: 21.00 days
Days on Docket: 34.33 days

Average Clearance Time: 55.33 days

Criminal (2 cases)

Pending: 8.00 days
Days on Docket: 41.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 49.00 days

Judge NinWin1 (resigned 12 August 2020)

This judge was not in office for all of August and numbers may therefore be smaller due to less time to accumulate them.

NinWin1 cleared 1 case in August, including 1 civil case.

Overall (1 case)

Pending: 3.00 days
Days on Docket: 25.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 28.00 days

Civil (1 case)

Pending: 3.00 days
Days on Docket: 25.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 28.00 days

Judge SerZhukov

SerZhukov cleared 36 cases in August, including 12 civil cases, 8 criminal cases, 15 expungements, and 1 contempt hearing.

Overall (36 cases)

Pending: 8.03 days
Days on Docket: 11.47 days

Average Clearance Time: 19.50 days

Civil (12 cases)

Pending: 6.42 days
Days on Docket: 11.67 days

Average Clearance Time: 18.08 days

Criminal (8 cases)

Pending: 11.38 days
Days on Docket: 30.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 41.38 days

Expungement (15 cases)

Pending: 8.07 days
Days on Docket: 2.20 days

Average Clearance Time: 10.27 days

Hearing (1 case)

Pending: 0.00 days
Days on Docket: 0.00 days

Average Clearance Time: 0.00 days


I am posting this in the Firestone Discussion category rather than the Courts category as I believe that it is important that my branch remain open to all forms of feedback. However, this is NOT a call-out post. Each judge dedicates a lot to what I believe to be the most tedious and the least rewarding job in the state, and I applaud them all for their efforts. In this profession, it is very difficult to continuously post large case numbers every single month, month in and month out. I, myself, am no stranger to this – just take a look at my monthly case breakdown. I have had months where I just need a break and I put in a fraction of the work I normally do despite my reputation for taking so many cases. With that in mind: If this comment section devolves into comparing judges to each other or slandering specific judges, I will request comments to be closed by a moderator. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but insults and ad hominem attacks are unproductive and will not be given the time of day.


I would like to end this thread by honoring Judge SerZhukov. He has remained consistent in his work over the past couple months since his confirmation and has proven himself to be a smart, reliable, and precise judge. I feel that a lot of the work in the legal community goes unnoticed and underappreciated, so I would like to do my part by recognizing judges for their efforts. SerZhukov will be the first of my monthly recognitions, which I hope to continue posting in each month’s efficiency census. Thank you once again to every judge and lawyer for all they do to keep our legal system afoot.


Thank you for reading, and I hope to improve these numbers next month!

Skye Jones
Chief Justice

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Ogax sucks

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agreed

i concur

i concur with the concurrence that ogax sucks

[This is where the civs come in and say woohoo!]

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