Performance of the Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 3: TO ENSURE THE PUBLIC TRUST


Objective

3.3 To inform the public of court operations and activities.

Intent of the Objective

Most citizens do not have direct contact with the courts. Information about courts is filtered through sources such as the media, lawyers, litigants, jurors, political leaders, and the employees of other components of the justice system. This objective suggests that courts have a direct responsibility to inform the community of their structure, functions, and programs.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to inform the public of the operation and activities of the court.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010682536What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to inform the public of the operation and activities of the court?Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to inform the public of the operation and activities of the court.
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Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to inform the public of the operation and activities of the court.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
1st Circuit
The First Circuit posted information to the Announcement section of the website to notify the bench and bar of ongoing court activities.
2nd Circuit
The Second Circuit continued to hire students from law schools as interns, providing the opportunity to expose law students to the appellate process and the operation/activities of this court. Judge Harmon Drew and Jean Drew gave free seminars to the state police and spoke to various senior citizen groups on crimes against the elderly, wills, powers of attorney, etc.
3rd Circuit
The Third Circuit published news releases on its website and sent notices to the local papers and television stations providing coverage in their circuit. When the court rode the circuit to hold court in other parishes, the judges also provided classroom instruction to the local high school students who attend the oral argument.
5th Circuit
The Fifth Circuit held arguments at Tulane Law School during a regularly scheduled undergraduate class. The court also published a pro se manual applicable to appeals.
ResponseResponse_Court
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Appeared on radio or TV shows0
Conducted oral arguments in various locations throughout the district3 courts (1st Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below:5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Created or maintained a website containing information about the court5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Did not address this objective0
Gave talks at various forums3 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 4th Circuit)
Participated in Judicial Ride-Along programs0
Participated in shadow programs0
Produced informational court videos0
Published informational court brochures or publications4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Sponsored a teen court program0
Sponsored tours of the court3 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 4th Circuit)
Used social media0
Visited classrooms4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)

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