Resource Kit on Fair and Impartial Courts
SCJI has developed the materials below to assist those interested in implementing LUB and responding to attacks on the judiciary. The materials include sample editorials, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and a message platform on the importance of "fair and impartial courts" to our democratic society. The LUB resources include two brochures, “Countering the Critics – A Question and Answer Guide” and “Countering the Critics II: Suggested Responses to Tough Questions”, which provide guidance for speakers presenting LUB programs. The resources also include a DVD, Protecting Our Rights, Protecting Our Courts, describing what courts do, what people should expect of the courts and what they have the right to expect, which is intended as a suggested introduction for LUB programs.
SCJI has provided training to state and local bar associations to assist in delivering these messages effectively and SCJI is available as a resource to any bar association or other group that is interested in implementing LUB.
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Sample Letter to the Editor
Message Platform on a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
Judicial Independence Quotes from Key Columns
Judicial Independence Quotes from Key Editorials
Responses of Bar Leaders To Threats to Judicial Independence
Sample Resolution for State and Local Governments
Countering the Critics Pamphlet I
Countering the Critics Pamphlet II
Rapid Response to Unfair and Unjust Criticism of Judges
Sample SpeechesABA President Robert J. Grey Jr.
Address to Columbus Metropolitan Club
Address to State Bar of South Dakota
Law Day Speech
Address to Ohio State Bar Association