Essential Components

Adjudication and Enforcement

Curriculum Guideline Three

Cases can be resolved through traditional judicial processes, or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques.  Court leaders must be aware of alternative approaches and what is needed to support them.  Court leaders must also manage the preparation and maintenance of the court record.  Enforcement of court orders is essential to the rule of law and the integrity of the judicial process and judicial decisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage court record keeping function to produce a complete, accurate, and timely record of judicial actions and decisions;

  • Ability to establish court records management policies and practices, including record preparation, records retention, public access, and privacy protections;

  • Ability to organize and manage the creation of the verbatim record and provide the record on appeal, including court reporters and electronic recording (audio and video), in a timely manner;

  • Ability to manage a cost-effective program that provides sufficient jurors in a timely manner who represent a cross section of the community;

  • Ability to establish and maintain a program that provides qualified interpreters when required;

  • Ability to provide services and technology to supporting the presentation of evidence;

  • Knowledge of the application of caseflow management principles to Essential Components;

  • Ability to integrate ADR programs that resolve cases, such as arbitration, mediation, and settlement programs, and other techniques such as summary jury trials, into court processes;

  • Ability to coordinate programs that enhance or substitute for court resolution of some issues in a case, for example, a child custody mediation service;

  • Knowledge of probation practices, services, and programs related to sentencing;

  • Skill in coordinating sentencing alternatives, including intermediate sanctions, community corrections alternatives, and traffic safety programs;

  • Knowledge of follow-up treatment and post-judgment activities of problem solving courts;

  • Knowledge of child support enforcement services and programs;

  • Ability to collect fees, forfeitures, and other judgments to enforce judgments;

  • Ability to develop and manage post-judgment assistance, especially for self-represented litigants, in family law, eviction, small claims, and other cases.

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