In the District of Columbia and many other cities locating property stolen from you is only half the battle to recovering it. Should the police find your property, the prosecuting attorney often will hold it for identification purposes or as evidence in a trial. This easy-to-understand brochure helps you understand and navigate the procedures you need to follow to get your property returned to you. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.
($55 for video and Teacher's Guide). Through a 22-minute dramatization of an actual murder trial, this Council for Court Excellence interactive educational video places secondary school level and above students on a jury receiving instructions from an actual judge on issues they must consider when deciding the case. A companion Teacher's Guide contains background information on the jury system, discussion questions, suggested exercises and readings, and follow-up issues relating to the student's jury experience. The video and Teacher's Guide have been distributed to school systems, courts, and bar groups in over 25 states. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.
Tips for courts to create their own jury service appreciation campaigns, based on CCE's decade-long experience conducting such appreciation campaigns. Developed in the 1990's and utilized by many states, the ideas for conducting your own campaing are still current.
This comprehensive guide to neglect and abuse practices in the DC Superior Court Family Court has been written and peer-reviewed by experienced child neglect practitioners. Joanne Schamest and Leslie Susskand are the editors.
This short brochure provides much needed information for jurors. Some of the topics the brochure touches upon are: What to do when summoned for jury duty? What to expect if you fail to appear for jury duty. Should you drive or ride public transportation? Be prepared to spend time waiting.
The Council for Court Excellence is pleased to present its Compliments and Complaints Guide. This guide gathers in one place information about how to submit compliments or comments and how to make and resolve complaints about any professional in the DC justice system. The information in this guide comes from sixteen courts and agencies in the District that provided details about their compliment and complaint referral process.