2024 State of the Courts Report

As concerns over caseloads and backlogs recede, GenAI makes its presence felt

The second annual State of the Courts Report shows that judges and court professionals are giving a lot of thought to generative AI (GenAI) and other technology as they seek to find ways to better serve the public.

As GenAI gripped the rest of the world, the nation’s courts spent much of last year seeking a place for this rapidly advancing technology. The courts at this stage are more philosophical than practical, and the discussion among professionals surrounds whether there is enough knowledge about GenAI to decide how it can be used in courts or whether it should be at all.

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