Minding the Court: Enhancing the Decision-Making Process
Pamela Casey, Kevin Burke and Steve Leben
This article reviews cutting edge research about decision making and discusses its implications for helping judges and those who work with them produce fair processes and just outcomes. It builds on a 2007 American Judges Association paper that encouraged judges to incorporate the principles of procedural justice (see side bar) to help ensure a decision-making process deemed fair by litigants. Procedural fairness increases compliance with court orders and is critical to positive public perceptions of the court system.