The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    It is necessary to periodically set out the current condition of the administration of justice and attempt to point the way to new directions that the courts can take to make essential improvements. This compendium provides an overview of various elements of the judicial system, how things have been improved, and what can be further developed from the perspective of academics, practitioners, and judges. This updated Eighth Edition is divided into six sections: The Judicial System, Judicial Officers, Court Operations, Case Presentation, Specialized Courts, and Serving the Community. See Table of Contents under the "Read More" section.

    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition

    It is necessary to periodically set out the current condition of the administration of justice and attempt to point the way to new directions that the courts can take to make essential improvements. This compendium provides an overview of various elements of the judicial system, how things have been improved, and what can be further developed from the perspective of academics, practitioners, and judges. This updated Eighth Edition is divided into six sections: The Judicial System, Judicial Officers, Court Operations, Case Presentation, Specialized Courts, and Serving the Community. See Table of Contents under the "Read More" section.

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    The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition is divided into six sections: The Judicial System, Judicial Officers, Court Operations, Case Presentation, Specialized Courts, and Serving the Community. While these topics could be seen as being broad, with each of section being  a volume of its own, the new edition brings the focus back to the administration of justice and how it can be improved.

    The first section of the book gives an overview of the system focusing on the importance of judicial independence; exploring how the courts can and should improve their governance; and the roles of courts, judges, and bar leaders in the improvement of the administration of justice. It closes with a look at the funding sources for courts and how they can be sustained. The second section looks at judges, focusing on their ethical responsibility and how they are evaluated, educated, and selected. It also takes a look at magistrates and other types of appointed officers and their unique role. The third section is truly the meat of the book and attempts to cover every aspect of the operational side of courts. The fourth section focuses on what goes on in the courtroom and addresses issues such as the growth in self-represented litigants, e-discovery, the judge's role in the admission of scientific evidence, jury trials, sentencing, and the importance of civility. Section five gives an overview of a number of different types of court. Every court does something unique and may provide insight on new ways of handling cases that can be borrowed by other courts. The final section is on serving the community--how we reach out and communicate and how we deal with the people we are serving through community correction and evaluations and treatment.

    The court system is going through a time of immense change. It has only recently emerged from a period of devastating budget cuts and underfunding brought on by the recent recession. It is almost axiomatic that when court funding is being cut, there is so much turmoil within society that the workload of the courts increases. This is what most courts experienced. It creates more pressure on the courts to operate as efficiently and as effectively as possible, even when their staff is cut and their doors are even shuttered. Many of those lessons are incorporated in this volume.

    The objective of the editors and authors is that this compendium will continue to be an essential and vital resource for judges, court administrators, lawyers, and all others interested in the continued improvement of our justice system.

    Table of Contents

    PART I – THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
    Chapter 1. Empowered and Independent Courts - Peter M. Koelling
    Chapter 2. Governing in the Judicial Branch: Trust, Transparency, and Teamwork - Mary C. McQueen
    Chapter 3. The Role of Courts in a Democracy - Hon. Paul De Muniz
    Chapter 4. The Role of Judicial Leaders in the Administration of Justice - Hon. Mark D. Martin
    Chapter 5. Bench-Bar Relations in Judicial Administration - Hon. Pamila Brown
    Chapter 6. Court Funding in the 21st Century: Structure, Advocacy, and Stewardship - Carolyn A. Dubay
    PART II – JUDICIAL OFFICERS
    Chapter 7. Judicial Ethics in the United States - Marla N. Greenstein
    Chapter 8. Judicial Conduct Commissions: Rules and Variations - Cynthia Gray
    Chapter 9. Judicial Performance Evaluation - Malia Reddick and Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis
    Chapter 10. Judicial Education: A Brief History, Trends, and Opportunities - William Brunson and Hon. Chad Schmucker
    Chapter 11. Selecting State Court Judges - Hon. Russell Carparelli
    Chapter 12. Magistrate Judges and Other Non-Article III Judges in the Federal Courts - Peter McCabe
    PART III – COURT OPERATIONS
    Chapter 13. The Role of the Administrator: Half a Century in the Making - David Slayton
    Chapter 14. The Road to Court Excellence: Performance Measures to Performance Management - Daniel J. Hall
    Chapter 15. Time Standards - Peter M. Koelling
    Chapter 16. Leveraging Employee Engagement for a High Performance Court - Demetra Estephana Treviño Koelling
    Chapter 17. Technology and Case-Management Systems - James Pauli
    Chapter 18. Financial Management of Courts - Alan Carlson
    Chapter 19. Caseflow Management - Peter M. Koelling
    Chapter 20. The Courthouse of the Future: A Planning and Design Primer for Court Managers and Judges - Nathan Hall
    Chapter 21. Administering the Courts in a Time of Criminal Justice Reform - Peter Coolsen and Ali Abid
    Chapter 22. Language Access Services - Sunil Mansukhani and Hon. Vanessa Ruiz
    Chapter 23. Jury System Management in the 21st Century: A Perfect Storm of Fiscal Necessity and Technological Opportunity - Paula Hannaford-Agor
    Chapter 24. Dispute Resolution Processes: Uses and Approaches to Court Processes for Alternative Dispute Resolution in State and Federal Trial Courts - Hon. Christine O.C. Miller
    PART IV – CASE PRESENTATION
    Chapter 25. The Principles of Civility - Hon. William F. Dressel
    Chapter 26. Pro Se Litigation - Deborah Chase
    Chapter 27. E-Discovery for the 21st Century and Beyond - Paul Weiner
    Chapter 28. The Forensic Sciences and Judicial Gatekeeping: The Role of Judicial Education - Hon. Stephanie Domitrovich
    Chapter 29. Jury Principles and the Jury Trial - Hon. William Caprathe
    Chapter 30. Sentencing - Kevin Bennardo and Todd Haugh
    PART V – SPECIALIZED COURTS
    Chapter 31. Looking to the Future of the Appellate Process - Hon. James E. Lockemy
    Chapter 32. Article I Federal Courts - Stephen I. Vladeck - Chapter 33 Limited-Jurisdiction Courts Hon. Elizabeth R. Finn
    Chapter 34. Family Courts - Hon. Janice M. Rosa
    Chapter 35. Juvenile Courts - Kendall Marlowe
    Chapter 36. Probate Courts: Trends, Challenges, and Innovations - Alicia Davis, Richard Van Duizend, Hon. Rita Cobb, and Brenda K. Uekert
    Chapter 37. Business Courts in the United States: 20 Years of Innovation - Lee Applebaum and Mitchell L. Bach
    Chapter 38. Administrative Adjudication in the United States - Hon. James G. Gilbert and Hon. Robert S. Cohen
    Chapter 39. Tribal Courts at a Crossroads - Hon. J. Matthew Martin
    PART VI - SERVING THE COMMUNITY
    Chapter 40. An Overview and Legal Perspective of Community Corrections in the United States - Robert D. Hanser
    Chapter 41. Public Information, Media Relations, and the Judiciary: Trends, Challenges, Innovations, Opportunities - David A. Sellers
    Chapter 42. Serving the Community: Social Media - Christopher J. Davey and Thomas Hodson
    Chapter 43. Mental Health Evaluations and Treatment in the Civil Courts: Current Standards of Practice - John P. Vincent, Ashley K. Stewart, James Ray Hays, and Elizabeth Burris Garner
    Chapter 44. Judicial Outreach in U.S. Courts - Hon. Richard L. Fruin, Jr.
    Chapter 45. Civics Education - Thomas Vontz and Pauline Weaver

    Product Details

    Staff Editors

    Peter M Koelling

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634254915

    Page Count

    1098

    Product Code

    5230301EBK

    Trim Size

    6 x 9

    Publication Date

    9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634254908

    Page Count

    1098

    Product Code

    5230301

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

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