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This section provides a cheat sheet on the admissibility of character evidence.
This paper describes the circumstances under which a court may use a pre-filing injunction (a gatekeeper order) to restrict an abusive litigant from filing new lawsuits or other documents. It reviews the kinds of findings that must be made to support such an order and the procedure to be followed.
This paper covers constitutional rights of access to court documents and the applicability of the public records law to courts. It discusses the court’s inherent authority to limit access to records, including the sealing of warrants.
This entry is a sample form to be used for the pro hac vice admission of an out of state lawyer.
This paper discusses the kinds of cases in which a trial judge is required to make findings of fact and conclusions of law.
This paper explains judges' immunity from liability for their judicial acts and their potential liability for administrative acts. It also discusses judicial immunity for non-judges acting in a judicial or quasi-judicial capacity, such as a clerk of court acting as judge of probate.
This paper discusses the circumstances requiring the recusal of a judge from hearing a case. It reviews the Code of Judicial Conduct and appellate decisions on disqualification.
This paper explains the rule that one trial judge may not modify, alter or overrule the decision of another trial judge on a matter of law. It explains the circumstances under which a second judge may alter the ruling of a first judge on a matter of discretion.
This Administration of Justice Bulletin discusses when a judge may sign orders or otherwise act on a case after the session or term of court has expired and when the judge is out of the county or district.