Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness & Trauma-Informed

Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness & Trauma-Informed

Friday, Sep 14, 2018
toMonday, Sep 17, 2018

Event Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Every day, when you take the bench, you have the opportunity to ensure that litigants leave your courtroom with greater respect for the justice system — whether they have won or lost their case. As a judge, you have the responsibility to ensure that the four key principles of procedural fairness (voice, respect, neutrality, and trust) are exhibited in your courtroom. With busy dockets and an increase in self-represented litigants, how can you be both efficient and effective in demonstrating these tenets?

This program will be held in conjunction with the American Judges Association’s midyear meeting at the same location. Their Friday agenda focuses on specialty courts and will be led by faculty from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). Here are a few sessions that you’ll be able to attend:

  1. Effective Judicial Practices and Court Interventions for Defendants with Substance Use Disorders on Criminal Calendars: Lessons learned after 30 years of drug courts.
  2. Legal and Ethical Issues in Addressing Behavioral Health Disorders in Court.
  3. The Trauma-Competent Judge.
  4. Dealing Effectively with Mental Health Issues in Court.

Each organization is offering a $100 registration discount for judges who register for both programs. Visit AJA’s website to register for their midyear meeting.

Contact Information

Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Appellate Judicial Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Leadership Enrichment & Jurisprudence Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and, Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.

Event Fees

$ 829.00
Conference Fee
$ 249.00