We want communities of practice to form to undertake projects that are more complex than an exchange of posts – and possibly even more useful.

Let’s Do Some Work on ‘How to Work with Judges’

On of our first featured posts is “Lynn Sheehan on The Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine”.  Many of you are working with judiciaries; some of that work focuses on anti-corruption.  Could there be room for a project on ‘working with judges’?  A little internet research will bring you to some of the excellent conceptual thinking about the judiciary.  But, could it be useful for a community to form to undertake a project on the ‘how to’ side of working with judges?

Or, it might be the anti-corruption part that catches your interest.  Could there be room for a manual on ‘best practices on strengthening judicial integrity”?  We think so and are hoping that you might too.

How About a Manual on ‘Your First Justice Assignment’?

To take another example, in October we will publish “Alex Batesmith’s Five Tips For Your First Justice Assignment”.  If JTL’s followers think Alex’s post raises important issues, they might conceive and scope a more detailed manual on first assignments.  In keeping with the spirit of the blog, such a manual might be short and focused on practical advice.

We do Need a Justice Reform Bibliography

You will see attached to this page a post on ‘Sources’.  Those of you with an interest in research might conceive and scope a more comprehensive bibliography on justice work.

Our Communities of Practice Can Decide What They Want to Accomplish

In every case, the question will be whether there are followers willing to take on an additional pro bono assignment in order to make life easier for their community.