The Criminal Court of the City of New York issued their 2005 Annual Report of court operations. It sounds dry but actually encompasses a wide range of useful information. You’ll find descriptions of legislative changes to criminal law in 2005, addresses and maps to court locations, and court docket statistics. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, review the document for photographs of court personnel. Headshots of all the court staff round out this 76 page document.
One significant change to court procedures I noted is the policy on keeping hard copy files.
In 2005 Criminal Court started the planning process to use technology to reduce the huge amount of expense and labor necessary to archive and retrieve finished court files. Within the next year, Court staff plan to make digital copies of finished court files allowing the Court to retain a digital file and destroy the actual copy of the court papers.