About to try a high-profile case? Here’s some advice
The vast majority of cases are conducted away from the spotlight
and can be managed in a routine manner. When a high-profile case arrives
in your court, all of that changes.
Intense media coverage and courtroom security become issues. It can
be a challenge to ensure a fair trial amid such unusual circumstances.
A new website has been launched to provide judges the resources to manage such cases.
Managing High-Profile Cases for the 21st Centuryis
a project of The National Judicial College, the National Center for
State Courts and the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.
Its creation was made possible through a State Justice Institute grant.
The site describes best practices for judges and court personnel
during high-profile trials. It features a checklist for judges during
each stage of the trial, the top six considerations for courts with a
high-profile trial, and many other readings and resources.
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