Restorative practices to further therapeutic jurisprudence in Family Courts (An Amicus Justitia Brief)

Magistrate Gabriela McKellar writes... I am a magistrate in a Family Court in Cape Town South Africa, and I am interested in how to ensure a more consistent practice of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Family Courts. Three concepts described and taught by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) namely the: Social Discipline Window (SDW), Fair … Continue reading Restorative practices to further therapeutic jurisprudence in Family Courts (An Amicus Justitia Brief)

Therapeutic Jurisprudence for the family lawyer

Guest blogger Taylor LoSchiavo, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017) writes... Any legal proceeding has the potential to be life changing; however, family law proceedings, in particular, can change the basic family structure for the parties.  One family can become two, which could then become three or more families.  This is … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence for the family lawyer

Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case

Guest bloggers Tali Gal and Dahlia Schilli-Jerichower  explore how mainstream judges in a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision applied therapeutic jurisprudence principles by seeking to conduct the process in such a way as to maximise the wellbeing of the parties... A child protection ruling given by the Israeli Supreme Court (Justices A. Rubinstein, A. Fogelman D. Barak-Erez) … Continue reading Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case

Can Therapeutic Judging be applied in mainstream  Family/Child Protection Courts?

Does TJ require a specialized court, with all its accoutrements?  Or can it be deployed in even the most overburdened and under resourced of traditional courts?   Guest blogger Vicki Lens, JD, Ph.D., Columbia University writes about her recent study... Over the last few decades, specialized problem solving courts have proliferated, with TJ exemplifying some … Continue reading Can Therapeutic Judging be applied in mainstream  Family/Child Protection Courts?