Superior Court Statistical Reporting Manual
An ex parte action is a judicial action on the behalf of one party, without notice to or contestation by any person adversely interested. Such an action may take place on or off the bench, but does not necessarily result in a signed order. Ex parte actions on the bench do not involve oral argument or testimony; if oral argument or testimony is involved, record the event as a proceeding (see Proceedings Held, page 1-12).
To count ex parte actions, enter the "EXWACT" or "EXOACT" docket codes using the following definitions.
Ex Parte Action Without Order (EXOACT) - An ex parte matter not resulting in a signed judicial order.
Given the frequency of ex parte actions occurring off the bench, and the necessary completion of a transaction slip by the judicial officer, reporting of this workload measure is a local option.
Ex parte actions are recorded in the offense-reporting category that corresponds to the most serious charge current at the time of the action
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