Court Review

Cover of Court Review, Volume 59-4

AJA’s well-respected quarterly publication, Court Review, features current articles on trends, innovations, and topics of practical interest to judges.  The current issue featured articles are  excerpted below.

Volume 59, Issue 4

The Role of the Judge in Establishing a VTC

By Mishkat Al Moumin, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers & Amber Menchio

This paper focuses on the specific issues of establishing a Veterans Treatment Court that is expected to address many of the concerns its veterans experience. More specifically, this concept identifies the goals and principles of the VTC; legislative and internal regulations; financial and human resources; the role of a judge, interdisciplinary team and volunteer veteran mentors and other components of the VTC establishment. 

Prospective Jurors’ Attitudes Toward Voir Dire

By Wendy P. Heath & Bruce D. Grannemann

There is evidence that jurors are not always entirely honest during voir dire, especially when it is held in open court. ... Making jurors as comfortable as possible with the process of jury duty should be an important goal. Future research can help determine if the procedures discussed in this article (e.g., juror anonymity) can help achieve that goal.

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