Field Observation

Court Support Services students will observe a courtroom proceeding, or court related workplace one day per week to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills they are learning in the program. Prior to attending the first field observation, students will be provided with several in-class and/or online clinics stressing appropriate courtroom dress and decorum, so they are well prepared to attend at their respective field venues. This course has a strong practical component, and attendance in the field is essential to success in the course. As this is a pre-requisite for the field placement course, students are evaluated on their conduct and professionalism during court visits. Assistance and direction will be provided to students to ensure that decorum and rules are adhered to.