Overview of Specialized Courts

15 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2017

Date Written: January 9, 2017


This Overview has two primary purposes. First, it provides judicial system officials with the arguments in favor of and in opposition to the creation of specialized courts. Second, it offers recommendations for consideration by judicial system officials when they are deliberating whether to establish specialized courts. This Overview also provides a review of types of specialized courts that have been established in court systems in some countries in Europe and the United States. This review should inform discussions by judicial leaders as to what specialized courts might be appropriate for their system.

Suggested Citation

Zimmer, Markus B., Overview of Specialized Courts (January 9, 2017). International Journal for Court Administration, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2896064

Markus B. Zimmer (Contact Author)

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