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Your Role in Providing Access to Justice

Course Description

The authority of the Judicial Branch derives from the faith the public places in it. The work of Judicial Branch staff must, therefore, promote and not diminish the public’s faith in the competence, impartiality, and fairness of the Judicial Branch. This course will explore ways staff work product may promote or harm the public’s faith in the Judicial Branch and reflect explicit and implicit biases expressly or impliedly, suggest means to avoid biased outcomes, particularly using plain language, and provide tips on how to manifest justice and fairness in its work using plain language.

Credit Hour(s): 1.5 hours

Participant Learning Objective(s):
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the public servant nature of their role in the Judicial Branch.
  • Recognize the need to perform job functions in a manner that reflects transparency.
  • Adopt suggestions to perform job functions in a manner that reflects transparency, particularly to use plain language.