Court's Precious Time: Transparency, Honor and Judicial Scarce Resources

22 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2017 Last revised: 22 Jan 2018

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Boaz Shnoor

The Academic College for Law & Science; Sha'arei Mishpat

Eyal Katvan

Peres Academic Center

Date Written: September 19, 2017

Abstract

English Abstract: While many judicial systems in the Western World are coping with a shortage of judges, the public is not always aware of the overload and its reasons. Our claim is that the reason for this, is the fact that the judicial system preferred to preserve an ideal image of the judiciary and control all information about it, rather than to publicize the judicial overload problem. In this paper, we aim to show that until recently, the issue of “judicial overload” was hidden from the public eye. We deal with the importance and advantageous of presenting the relevant facts to the public. We shall empirically show, that the judicial system has begun to legitimize the exposure of judicial overload to the public.

Spanish Abstract: Si bien es cierto que muchos sistemas judiciales del mundo occidental están lidiando con la escasez de jueces, también lo es que el público no siempre es consciente de la sobrecarga de trabajo y de sus razones. Nosotros afirmamos que la razón de ello es que el sistema judicial ha preferido preservar una imagen ideal de la judicatura y controlar toda la información acerca de ella antes que hacer público el problema de la sobrecarga de trabajo de los jueces. En este artículo, pretendemos mostrar que, hasta hace poco, la cuestión de la "sobrecarga de los jueces" ha permanecido oculta a ojos del público. Tratamos el tema de la importancia y la ventaja que supone presentar los hechos relevantes al público, y demostraremos empíricamente que el sistema judicial ha comenzado a aprobar la exposición de la sobrecarga judicial al público.

Keywords: Judges, Judiciary, Transparency, Honor, Scarce Resources

Suggested Citation

Shnoor, Boaz and Katvan, Eyal, Court's Precious Time: Transparency, Honor and Judicial Scarce Resources (September 19, 2017). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039584

Boaz Shnoor (Contact Author)

The Academic College for Law & Science ( email )

Margo`a 5
Hod-Hasharon
Israel

Sha'arei Mishpat ( email )

1 Aliat Ha'Noar St.
Hod Hasharon, 45101
Israel

Eyal Katvan

Peres Academic Center ( email )

P.O.Box 328
Rehovot, 76120
Israel

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