Resources: New bench card is intended to assist judges in real time with lawful fines, fees, & bail practices

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The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices, comprised of stakeholders representing the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), recently released multiple resources for state courts. 

From the State Justice Institute 

The resources include:

Guide to the Work of the Task Force

Lawful Obligations Bench Card

Model Political Subdivision Court Registration Act and Form

Sample Model Uniform Citation

Sample Court Rule

The new bench card is intended to assist judges in real time with the lawful collection of legal financial obligations. At its February 2017 general business meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, CCJ adopted a resolution in support of the adoption of the Bench Card. The resolution “encourages inclusion of the Bench Card into the judicial education curricula created by each State for new judges and for experienced judges.”

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