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Local Court time standards              


The New South Wales Local Court aims to finalise its caseload within has set time standards.

NSW Local Court criminal case time standards

  • 95% of summary criminal trials - within 6 months
  • 100% of summary criminal trials - within 12 months
  • 95% of criminal cases where the defendant enters a plea of guilty - within 3 months
  • 100% of criminal cases where the defendant enters a plea of guilty - within 6 months
  • 90% of indictable matters discharged or committed for trial or sentence to the supreme or district court - within 6 months
  • 100% of indictable matters discharged or committed for trial or sentence to the supreme or district court - within 12 months
  • 95% of applications - within 3 months
  • 100% of applications - within 6 months

New South Wales Local Court civil case time standards

  • 90% of civil cases - within 6 months of the initiation of the proceedings in the court
  • 100% of cases - within 12 months of the initiation of proceedings in the court

New South Wales Chief Industrial Magistrates time standards

  • 95% of prosecutions - within 6 months
  • 100% of prosecutions - within 12 months

 

 

 

 



 
 

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