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December 21, 2021 Gavel Talks | Season 3 - Episode 21

From Judge Roy Bean to laboratories for "Front Porch" justice

Featuring the Hon. Andra Sparks, Birmingham (Ala.) Municipal Court

Hosted by the Hon. Richard Ginkowski

Modern municipal and misdemeanor courts have been saddled with the "Judge Roy Bean" image of being merciless "cash cows" but Presiding Judge Andra Sparks of the Birmingham (Ala.) Municipal Court joins Gavel Talks host Richard Ginkowski, president of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association, for a frank discussion of how their courts work hard to shake the stereotypes and focus on being "user friendly" community-based justice alternatives.