Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judge: Web-Based
Why should I take this course?
As a rural court judge, you need a course tailored to your more sparsely populated community and jurisdiction. This faculty-led online course offers a convenient way to learn skills particular to the special nature of judging within a rural area, without having to leave your docket.
Who should attend?
This course has been specifically designed for judges who preside
over courts in rural areas and small, possibly isolated jurisdictions.
Who are the members of the faculty?
This course is taught by judges who preside over small and rural
jurisdictions around the country, and understand the special issues
confronting rural judges.
How is this course taught?
Discussion assignments, writing assignments, reading, video and
weekly live calls with faculty ensure this course is highly interactive,
demanding, and educational. It is anticipated that you will spend
between three and four hours on lessons per week, with a total of six
weeks of instruction (week four is a break week). On Thursday of each
week of the course, the faculty will deliver a live hour-long web
conference at 11 am Alaska / 12 pm Pacific / 1 pm Mountain / 2 pm
Central / 3 pm Eastern.
What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?
Research shows that web courses are as effective as live courses,
with less expense and greater convenience. This is an opportunity for
the rural judge to gain a great amount of education without having to
leave their docket or bench.
Whom should I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.