What I Had Visited For The Assignment

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The court what I had visited for the assignment is Seattle superior court in Seattle. I went to observe the domestic violence court case, so the judge was a family law judge. The name of Judge is Johnson Taylor. I visited the place on June 1st, at AM 08:30, and the court began at 09:30AM. When I arrived the courthouse, a lot of people were moving in busy. They seem preparing their court cases, half of attorneys and half of people who sued or was sued by someone. After the waiting, the clock pointed AM 09:00 and people went to in the courtroom. After I sit on the seat, the court was started and I could see the inside of the courtroom. Judge was a woman, seems 40 years old. The most interesting was what every judge of the courts I visited…show more content…
He was standing and watching the whole inside of the courtroom, but after 5 or 7 minutes, probably he felt boring and he took out his smartphone from this pants. Probably courthouse is peaceful, so he did not need to be careful about the court. After he took out the smartphones, he went to the seat which was on the behind of the audience’s seats, and he sat down in there. There was a memo on the seat which police officer sat down, and the memo said ‘it is for only reserved jury seats. I remember there was a transcriptionists too, but they just did their work silently. One of the court staff was continuing copying and giving to other people. By looking it, I thought court needs not only litigants, attorney and judges, but also these court staff like transcriptionists. They work at the court, so the court can be continued. I would know there was no jury because the seat for reserved jury in the courtroom was empty. The people in court was various in age or gender. The percentage of female clerk was half of whole people, and age was also various like 30th to 60th. The most interesting thing is I saw female more than male judges. That means, court employ people regardless gender and age. If someone ask a question about ‘are race, gender, age, and apparent socio-economic background information about court people is important?’ I would say it is not important for litigants and audience members. Even the culture is different, but here is the
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