Task Force Products

The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices has created and will continue to create various tools to assist states.  Below are several of the initial resources developed by the National Task Force.  Page two of the Bench Card refers to a document, Best Practices for Determining the Right to Counsel in Legal Financial Obligation Cases, which is currently in development.

   

The Principles on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices

     
 

A Brief Guide to the Work of the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices 

     
    Lawful Collection of Legal Financial Obligations: A Bench Card for Judges 
     

  Model Political Subdivision Court Registration Act 
     

  Model Political Subdivision Court Registration Form 
     

  Sample Language for Model Uniform Citation 
     

  Sample Court Rule: Washington State Rule on Recording of Limited Jurisdictions’ Proceedings  
     
thumbnail image    Model Constitutional or Statutory Provision for Supervision of Judges of Political Subdivision Courts
     
 thumbnail image   Memo Supporting Model Constitutional or Statutory Provision for Supervision of Political Subdivision Courts
     
 thumbnail image   Model Education Policy for Judges and Court Staff and Curricular Framework
     
thumbnail image    Model Guidelines for Judicial Appointment Procedures for Limited Jurisdiction Courts
     
thumbnail image    Model Code of Conduct for Those Who Serve Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
     
thumbnail image    Model Contract Provisions for Judges of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
     
 thumbnail image   Model Operating Standards for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
     
 thumbnail image   Model Policy Statements to Ensure the Appearance of Fairness and Impartiality and Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest