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Reviewing Declining Dockets, Part 4 – Original Proceedings, 2001-2010

Today, we’re reviewing the data for new original proceedings – petitions for writ of mandate, mandamus and the like – between 2001 and 2010.  With the exception of the Fifth District, which saw a 24% increase in original proceedings, the remaining Courts of Appeal saw relatively flat numbers in original proceedings.

The First District began the decade with 1,456 new original proceedings in 2000.  That fell all the way to 1,314 in 2006 before increasing to 1,426 in 2008.  In 2010, there were 1,313 new original proceedings in the First.  There were 3,225 new original proceedings in the Second District.  That dropped to a low of 2,982 in 2004 before bouncing back to 3,101 in 2010.

There were 873 new original proceedings filed in the Third District in 2000.  There were 884 in 2003, 869 in 2005 and 1,056 in 2008 before falling back slightly to 979 in 2010.

There were 2,108 new original proceedings in the Fourth District in 2000.  That was down slightly to 2,019 in 2005 before rising to 2,243 new proceedings in 2007.  There were 1,954 new proceedings in 2010.

There were 778 new original proceedings in the Fifth District in 2000.  That number rose steadily throughout the decade, reaching 978 in 2005 and 1,021 in 2007.  There were 966 new original proceedings in 2010.

There were 455 new original proceedings in the Sixth District in 2000.  There was a slight decline in 2005 (435) and 2006 (426), but new filings were back up after that, settling at 464 in 2010.

Next time, we’ll review the data for new notices of appeal and original proceedings for the years 2011 through 2020.

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