American Judges Association



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Court Review, Volume 53, Issue 1 (2017)


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For our first issue of 2017, we’re pleased to have a special issue on domestic-violence topics. The American Judges Association has been committed for decades to educating judges about domestic-violence issues, which intersect with virtually every judge’s docket at least some of the time. AJA usually includes some domestic-violence educational programming in each of its annual conferences, and Court Review has covered the issue extensively over the years.

This year’s special issue was largely put together by Colorado trial judge Julie Kunce Field, who served as special-issue editor. She recruited several leading experts to write for the issue and got Lynn Rosenthal, formerly the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, to write an introduction to the issue (at page 10). We refer you to her introduction for an overview of each of the articles.