As you know, much of our work on access, including particularly our judicial ethics work, is predicated on the research into public perceptions of procedural fairness. Judge Burke has long been a leader in analyzing and presenting the implications of this work.
The upcoming webinar, featuring Judge Burke and hosted by the NCSC Center on Court Access to Justice for All (with which I am associated) will be a treat. It is described as follows:
Judge Kevin Burke, a Minneapolis trial judge since 1984 and a national leader in court reform will be presenting. He coauthored the American Judges Association’s white paper on procedural fairness in 2007 and has been a regular speaker on the topic. Studies on procedural fairness point to the fact that litigant satisfaction is more closely correlated to the perception of being treated fairly and understanding the process than the actual outcome of the case. This is a particularly important concept for the self-represented litigant. Similarly, compliance with court orders is dependant in large part upon the litigant actually understanding the order. Judge Burke will describe the basic components of procedural fairness and the importance of using these techniques when handling cases with self-represented litigants.
The webinar will be on Wed Dec 11 at 2 PM Eastern. Registration info is here.