Things individual Courts could do to improve their performance and restore public trust:
All judges must be able to maintain Order within their respective courtroom; however, this does not empower the judge [as if the Court] to establish standards as rule-equivalents. 'Judge Rules' that are implemented as either a minimum standard for participation; or, that result in punitive impact that a practicing lawyer would not also experience - are considered abusive, extemporaneous, and without Judicial intent.
It is important to have local disciplinary records accessibility of all judges because it promotes transparency and accountability within the judicial system. Local disciplinary records contain information about any past disciplinary actions taken against a judge, including complaints filed by litigants or attorneys, investigations, and sanctions.
It is important for all courts to have video recordings of all hearings because it promotes transparency, accountability, and fairness within the judicial system. Here are some reasons why:
It is important for all courts to be accessible to pro se litigants (also known as pro per litigants) as a standard because it promotes equal access to justice for all individuals, regardless of their financial resources or legal expertise. Here are some reasons why:
It is important for courts to ensure proper disclosures because it promotes transparency and fairness in the judicial system. Proper disclosures refer to the timely and complete disclosure of all relevant information by all parties involved in a legal proceeding, including judges, lawyers, and litigants. Here are some reasons why proper disclosures are important:
It is important for courts to eliminate administrative sanctions because they can create barriers to justice and undermine the fairness of the judicial system. Administrative sanctions refer to penalties or restrictions that are imposed on litigants for procedural or administrative errors, rather than substantive legal violations. Here are some reasons why eliminating administrative sanctions is important:
It is important for courts to actively participate in lawyer discipline because it promotes accountability, integrity, and public confidence in the legal profession. Lawyer discipline refers to the process of investigating and imposing sanctions on lawyers who violate ethical rules or engage in misconduct. Here are some reasons why active participation in lawyer discipline is important:
It is important for courts to ensure that plea bargains are non-coercive because plea bargaining is a crucial part of the criminal justice system and it affects the fundamental rights of the accused. A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence or other concessions. Here are some reasons why it is important for plea bargains to be non-coercive: