University of Denver

How Are Judges Trained in Domestic Relations Matters in Your Jurisdiction?

Director, Special Projects

Adequate training is vital in preparing judicial officers for the challenges of being on the bench. While this is true regardless of docket type, judicial education/training is especially important for domestic relations matters, given the complicated intersection of law, psychology, social work, and dispute resolution, found in many of these cases. The Honoring Families Initiative is undertaking research on how domestic relations training for judicial officers is provided in states across the country, and we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in sharing how such training is provided in your jurisdiction, please contact