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Drug Courts – A Viable Alternative to Criminal Adjudication and Incarceration?

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Drug courts are specialized, court-administered programs designed to provide treatment options for addicted offenders in the criminal justice system.¬† There are over 2800 drug courts operating in all 50 states and U.S. territories; more than half serve adults with substance addiction and dependency. Other drug courts treat juvenile, veteran, and tribal offenders (as well as […]

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Tags: Arizona · California · Florida · Nebraska · Oregon · Uncategorized

How to Complain About Your Lawyer

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

This blog has discussed many ways to find a lawyer, from how to decide whether or not you really need a lawyer to evaluating a prospective lawyer by using online resources and checking disciplinary records. In between, we covered ways to find free legal help here and here; lawyer referral services¬†here, here, and here; using […]

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Tags: Courtreference.com · Free Legal Help · New York · Pennsylvania · Texas · Uncategorized

Court System Changes: Realignment

April 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Last October’s post about court system changes discussed structural changes, such as combining different tiers of state trial courts into a single tier, transferring jurisdiction over some types of cases from one type of court to another, or placing multiple courts under a single administration. These changes are driven by a need for efficiency, both […]

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Tags: Court Systems · Courtreference.com · New Jersey · Pennsylvania