Provides materials about the requirements of the ADA and assistance with implementing the act in courts.
Courthouse Design and Finance
Provides standards and guidelines for designing a secure, productive, and accessible courthouse, as well as resources to help courts understand the challenges behind designing a courthouse to fit the ever-changing needs of the judiciary.
Gender and Racial Fairness
Looks at how gender bias can affect how parties are treated by the courts and color the public's perception of the justice system and includes a collection of court studies and programs to combat gender bias.
Examines standards and guidelines that address the issues facing providers of indigent-defense services, such as attorney eligibility, caseloads, conflict of interest, indigency screening, attorney performance, and administration of indigent-defense systems.
Provides practical information to assist courts to meet the needs of linguistic minorities, including information on interpreter policy, remote court interpreting, best practices, and the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification.
Provides information about ongoing efforts to improve legal writing as well as efforts to encourage the judiciary, the legislature, and executive agencies to draft court opinions, statutes, and other government documents in everyday language.
Privacy/Public Access to Court Records
Provides information about privacy issues and public access (particularly electronic) to court records. Includes court rules, statutes, and other legal authorities; and recommendations relating to acessing court records.
Shows how courts are increasingly trying to meet the needs of self-represented litigants through self-help centers, court-sponsored legal advice, online forms and information, and various collaborative approaches.
The courts have a special responsibility to make sure that workplace discrimination and harassment based on race or gender are never tolerated.