Drafting Technology Responsive Dispositions

Effective dispositions take into consideration accountability for the party who has misused technology and the needs of the protected party. This guide is intended to aid judges and judicial officers in identifying how to effectively intervene with accountability and safety in mind when assessing cyberviolence cases.

Technology in the Courts

This worksheet will help judges and judicial officers consider how technology can be used to enhance access, increase safety, and improve efficiency in the courthouse and within the courtroom.

Improving Access for Self-Represented Litigants

Many judges find working with self-represented litigants to be one of the most challenging aspects in court. This worksheet offers ideas to make the courthouse and courtroom more accessible to self-represented litigants.  

Cyberviolence and the Changing Legal Landscape

This worksheet will help judges and judicial officers examine the changing legal landscape and plan for future legal changes to respond to cyberviolence. It is broken up into three sections: issue spotting in your jurisdiction, idea generation, and a framework to create “SMARTER” goals to improve your court’s response to cyberviolence.

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