Judicial leaders from across the country will gather several times this year to engage in a dialog with the communities they serve. This series of town hall meetings, called Courting Justice, is a partnership between the NCSC and PBS. All sessions will be broadcast in Tavis Smiley's regular programming slot. In Houston, Tavis Smiley airs on Friday evenings at 9:00 pm on PBS Channel 8.
Community leaders from disenfranchised groups and others who work in the areas of social justice and advocacy will participate in the discussions. Small business owners, faith leaders, and members of local and national bar associations will also take part. This unprecedented opportunity for judges to engage with their constituents will give voice to those who feel neglected, ignored, or denied access to the justice system. Restoring faith and trust in the judicial process will be the goal.
Future dates and locations for several additional town halls will be announced shortly. The next air dates are September 28 and 29.