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A major challenge for the judiciary is how to embrace innovation and technology to address the needs of the public it serves while administering justice for all.
ABA President William Hubbard explains how judges and court administrators can continue to lead the way in developing innovative structures and processes to manage and resolve cases.
Judges should consider how servant-leadership concepts can be used as tools in their endeavors outside the courtroom.
There are three developments challenging the rule of law’s primacy in the U.S. legal system: the effort to expand the rule of law’s definition to include respect for human rights, the effort to ease trial caseloads by favoring alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration, and the effort to restrict political or legal access by various parties claiming injury.
Founding Father, jurist, and American statesman James Wilson, an architect and primary advocate for the tandem theories of federalism and the sovereignty of the people, was instrumental in both the adoption and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
The SecureCourts Initiative aims to help the bench and bar work together to find ways to encourage members to understand and support security protocols, inform themselves as to what is needed, and advocate for the funds and training necessary to keep courtrooms safe.
In this article, the authors describe Association for Conflict Resolution recommendations that are designed to help judges and ADR practitioners identify potential safety concerns, develop safety plans to reduce the risk of violence, and address any altercations that may occur during ADR processes.
Serving on the Missouri Supreme Court for 12 years, Justice Richard Teitelman has proven that appellate court judges must be strong advocates for those who are unrepresented. His compassion for people took root while at the helm of the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where he was instrumental in increasing financial support for the program.
Judge Dixon updates technology advances discussed in three previous columns and stresses a particular concern he has about failures in cybersecurity defenses.
By thoughtfully embracing innovation, judges can embody the integrity of the justice system.