July 19, 2018

Shelf Number: 1600 - 07

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Judicial Independence: Public Confidence in Courts and State-Federal Cooperation in the Midwest

Report discusses how improved state and federal judicial cooperation can address judicial independence, the nature and scope of public criticism and its sources. Participants in the American Judicature Society's Midwest Conference on State-Federal Judicial Relationships expressed concern over the public's incomplete understanding of what courts do, how the court system operates and the difference between state and federal courts. Joint public education was decided on as the best means to combat this lack of understanding. Discusses judicial public outreach- mainly judicial response to public criticism, relationships with the media and innovative public outreach programs. Includes materials for small group sessions, a conference agenda, and a judge questionnaire and methodology.

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Faculty Author: Kevin M. Esterling

Producer: American Judicature Society

Seminar: Midwest Regional Conference on State-Federal Judicial Relationships

Source: SJI