Weighted Workload Study

2023 Weighted Caseload Study

The Office of Court Administration has partnered with the National Center for State Courts to perform a 2023 Weighted Workload Assessment Study, which will update and enhance the previous study conducted in 2007

All district court judges, county court at law and statutory probate judges, associate judges (including magistrates, masters, and referees), and senior judges with standing dockets are being asked to take part in the Workload Assessment Study.  

A critical part of the project will be a time study to be conducted from January 23 to February 26, 2023.

The results of the study will be a clear and objective assessment of court workload and the number of judicial officers required to handle that workload, allowing the Office of Court Administration, the Legislature, and policymakers to make informed decisions regarding judicial need.

Getting Started

To get started, you’ll be invited to complete a 45-minute training session provided by the NCSC.  This online training will show you how to track the time you spend on activities related to court cases and other court functions.  This is an important component of the study, as it ensures that all staff are tracking and recording their time in the same manner.


A recorded version of the training can be found here.

Helpful Resources

Next Steps

  1. Sign-up to participate in one of the live webinars or view a recorded webinar once posted.
  2. Be on the lookout for an email from the NCSC at workload@ncsc.org. This email will introduce you to the NCSC and explain how this study will work.

It’s very important for all judicial officers to participate in this study. If you have questions about the study, please contact OCA at timestudy@txcourts.gov.

More Information

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at timestudy@txcourts.gov.