Decision Making Analysis and Implementation Plan

Decision Making Analysis and Implementation Plan

Backlog on Courts of California due to Delays in Litigants Cases

In California, courts have been faced with a backlog due to delays in litigant cases for more than one month. As such, those who have filed lawsuits are forced to wait for months before their cases are considered. Studies also show that the underlying cause of delays results from mistakes done by lawyers, judges, and event litigants themselves. Such delays pose a problem to the litigants since justice is mostly delayed and they also end up spending much income on one case. Some of them even end up giving up and withdrawing cases from the courts.

According to me, ignoring this problem will have some consequences both on the side of the judiciary and the public. Firstly, the judiciary, including lawyers and judges will continue experiencing a backlog, and this will affect their daily plans. Secondly, the public will lose trust in the judiciary system of California due to delayed services. On the other hand, solving the problem will be a promotion of human rights since justice will be assured for the litigants at the right time. Besides, the rate of criminal activities in California will reduce due to the timely judgment of lawbreakers. Therefore, ways to prevent delays in reacting to litigants’ lawsuits should to be researched and be implemented to avoid the negative consequences.

A.Decision-Making Analysis

Having researched on the organizational problem, I came up with a solution which was to come up with a common day where all the cases can be heard. In this regard, the court will be able to follow a systematic approach in solving the cases in that all the delayed cases will be solved before embarking to the new ones. As a result, the backlog will be reduced and also litigants will be satisfied with the court’s action.


Bazerman and Moore Decision-Making Model

            To reach my decision of establishing a community day to hear all cases on one day, I applied Bazerman and Moore's Decision-making model. The model involves six steps which when followed clearly can lead to a reliable decision(Bazerman, & Moore, 2012). Firstly, I wrote down the problem which is a backlog in California which has resulted in delayed cases for more than a month. Besides, I included the reasons why the problem should be resolved. The second step involved noting down the goals that I needed to achieve by solving the problem. In this regard, the major goals for solving the problem was to ensure that justice prevails to the individuals who had filed and to reduce the backlog in courts.

Thirdly, I ranked the goals based on priority and importance. Thus, I put much priority on ensuring justice for those who had filed cases and had waited for more than a month with responding to their cases. Reducing the backlog was the second priority since its importance was less. At the fourth step, I listed the possible courses of action that could be taken to solve the problem. Among them was setting a community day to hear all cases on one day, making changes in the judiciary system, and establishing the exact number of days that will take for each case to be heard

After listing the alternat

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