During this course, you will learn to:
- Identify and distinguish between proper and improper court-related behavior.
- Identify and distinguish between proper and improper action in dealing with pro se/unrepresented litigants.
- Identify and distinguish between proper and improper action in dealing with ex parte communication.
- Identify and explain how bias and stereotyping may impact court proceedings.
- Identify and explain how perceptions of immigrants, different cultures, and gender may impact court proceedings.
- Nullify the effect of any bias and prejudice in order to maintain the integrity of the court for all participants.
- Identify and rectify areas of bias in your courtroom.
Why should I take this course?
This faculty-led online course will use hypothetical scenarios, interactive learning activities and online discussion to explore the ethical issues that face the administrative law judge. After this course, you will be able to rule with confidence, knowing their decisions are ethically appropriate; apply the Model Code of Judicial Conduct for federal administrative law judges; and explain the differences between their individual state codes and the Model Code. You will also learn about different cultures and their impact on the administrative hearing; and reduce bias and prejudice to maintain the integrity of the administrative process.
Who should attend?
Full-time or part-time administrative law judges from urban or rural courts, including tribal courts, will find this course valuable.
Who are the members of the faculty?
The faculty is composed of experienced administrative law judges, professors and professionals who have a mastery of teaching ethics in an online environment to limited jurisdiction and special court 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 Friday 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.
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.
This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills and Dispute Resolution Skills disciplines.