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Teen Courts

March 29th, 2013 · No Comments

The American criminal justice system is not always all about determining guilt or innocence and then punishing the guilty. It recognizes that some “bad actors” can be deterred from embarking on a life of crime, and can be given a “second chance” through programs that don’t result in a criminal record. For examples, see our […]

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Non-Lawyer Judges: Municipal Courts

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Last month we discussed judges (Justices of the Peace and Magistrates) who are not required to have law degrees, and whose courts have jurisdiction over areas larger than a city or town. Judges of city, town, village, and other municipal courts in many states are also not required to have law degrees or be practicing […]

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Going to Court by Mail

October 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Court systems continue to develop new ways of streamlining their procedures to┬áreduce┬átheir expenses and backlog, and to improve customer service. Last year we noted the rise of telephonic court appearances for self-represented parties in some types of hearings. But “phoning it in” isn’t the only way to avoid a trip to the courthouse. In some […]

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