This course is intended to provide a historical and societal context for the development of our court system as we know it today. Participants will explore the foundations of the third branch of government and assess whether their courts are performing as the Founding Fathers intended. In addition, participants will learn how courts balance their competing responsibilities of protecting the rights of citizens to due process of law, while also moving cases to disposition as efficiently as possible. This course is an opportunity for participants to consider how the principles underlying the purposes and responsibilities of courts, which are shared by all courts, can result in different ways of accomplishing the same goals. Participants will study different ways courts can be structured, different methods of managing cases and court calendars, as well as how to devise strategies to align court performance, court structure, court operations, and court processes with court purposes.
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Participants have access to the course materials for three months from the date of payment. In order to receive certification credit for the Certified Court Manager Program (CCM), participants will be required to do the following:
- Complete all assignments and quizzes with a minimum of 70% accuracy with a minimum of 2 weeks left in your 90-day window to ensure faculty have time to grade your assignments.
- Complete and submit all course assignments. Instructors will grade your work within a week of receiving it and may return assignments to you for editing/corrections. Be sure to check your course frequently.
- After you have received grades for all your quizzes and exercises, complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
- After submitting the evaluation survey, you will be awarded your certificate of completion that you may download or print.