August 30, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

Eighty percent of America’s trial courts are rural, signifying they have one to three judges, and serve populations of less than 50,000 residents often dispersed over larger geographical areas. Rural court judges face issues urban court judges do not, yet most states concentrate only on the needs of their urban courts. Rural court judges face ethical dilemmas and lack of resources that their urban counterparts do not. Because of this, rural court judges have to be innovative and organized.


After this webcast, the participants will be able to:

  • Use proven techniques of management and caseflow control;
  • Recognize, analyze and resolve ethical matters of particular concern to rural court judges due to the problems caused by comity (i.e., the daily problem brought about by the closeness of rural communities); and
  • Serve their rural court constituents without having to be a recluse or appear before the Judicial Commission.

Distinguished faculty

Using interactive teaching methods to make the subject come alive, this webcast is being presented by Hon. Barbara Arnold Harcourt, Indianapolis, Indiana and Hon. James Redwine, Posey County Circuit Court, Indiana.