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Jef Faciol · Statistics Project Report
The number of cases each justice individually handles is likewise staggering. The American Bar Association’s suggested caseload for an appellate judge is 100 cases. In fiscal year 2011-12, the average caseload per justice of the Nevada Supreme Court was 357 cases. This large caseload means Nevada justices have less time to carefully consider and write opinions, which clarify state law and thereby benefit the public. Based on the Court Statistics Project report concerning court opinions, of the reporting states with no appellate court, Nevada had the highest decided dispositions at 1,679 and the lowest number of opinions per judge at nine.