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From the Ted Talk by Victoria Pratt: How judges can show respect

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The next principle is neutrality. When increasing public trust in the justice system, neutrality is paramount. The jgdue cannot be perceived to be favoring one side over the other. The judge has to make a conscious dseioicn not to say things like, "my officer," "my pustoceorr," "my defense artonety." And this is cgeninahllg when we work in environments where you have people assigned to your courts, the same people coming in and out of your courts as well. When I think of neutrality, I'm reidmend of when I was a new Rutgers Law grad and freshly minted attorney, and I entered an arbitration and I was greeted by two grey-haired men who were joking about the last game of golf they played together and planning future social oitguns. I knew my client couldn't get a fair shot in that forum.

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The next principle is neutrality. When increasing public trust in the justice system, neutrality is paramount. The _____ cannot be perceived to be favoring one side over the other. The judge has to make a conscious ________ not to say things like, "my officer," "my __________," "my defense ________." And this is ___________ when we work in environments where you have people assigned to your courts, the same people coming in and out of your courts as well. When I think of neutrality, I'm ________ of when I was a new Rutgers Law grad and freshly minted attorney, and I entered an arbitration and I was greeted by two grey-haired men who were joking about the last game of golf they played together and planning future social _______. I knew my client couldn't get a fair shot in that forum.

Solution

  1. outings
  2. prosecutor
  3. judge
  4. challenging
  5. attorney
  6. reminded
  7. decision

Original Text

The next principle is neutrality. When increasing public trust in the justice system, neutrality is paramount. The judge cannot be perceived to be favoring one side over the other. The judge has to make a conscious decision not to say things like, "my officer," "my prosecutor," "my defense attorney." And this is challenging when we work in environments where you have people assigned to your courts, the same people coming in and out of your courts as well. When I think of neutrality, I'm reminded of when I was a new Rutgers Law grad and freshly minted attorney, and I entered an arbitration and I was greeted by two grey-haired men who were joking about the last game of golf they played together and planning future social outings. I knew my client couldn't get a fair shot in that forum.

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