Courthouse Dogs: Best Practice for Judges

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9 a.m. Hawaii / 11 a.m. Alaska / 12 p.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Mountain / 2 p.m. Central / 3 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 75 Minutes

Course Location

Online

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July 21, 2021

Testifying in court is a stressful experience for most people, especially for children and traumatize witnesses.

To reduce their anxiety so that they may testify in a truthful and articulate manner, many courts allow specially trained courtroom dogs (facility dogs and therapy dog) to accompany such vulnerable witnesses during their testimony. During this webinar, our panel will discuss the benefits of the courtroom dog to the witness in various jurisdictions and the legal issues that arise from their presence in the courtroom, including procedure and due process.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Implement best practices for permitting the present of courthouse dogs,
  • Ensure due process for all parties, and,
  • Explain the distinction between facility dogs and therapy dogs and other service dogs.

Facilitator: Jill Mariani, Assistant DA for Manhattan

· Judge Efrain Alvarado serves on the bench in New York City and on NJC’s Faculty Council.

· Judge David Denkin serves on the bench in Sarasota, FL., and is dean of the Florida Judicial College.

· Judge Bernice Donald serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and is a member of the NJC faculty.

· Judge Tara Flanagan serves on the bench in Oakland, CA. and is President of the International LGBT+ Judges Association.

This webinar is available to judges only. CLE/CJE credit hour estimates* are 1.25 hour total credits.

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To reduce their anxiety so that they may testify in a truthful and articulate manner, many courts allow specially trained courtroom dogs (facility dogs and therapy dog) to accompany such vulnerable witnesses during their testimony. During this webinar, our panel will discuss the benefits of the courtroom dog to the witness in various jurisdictions and the legal issues that arise from their presence in the courtroom, including procedure and due process.

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