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Judges and Job Stress


Adams, Lorraine Moore. Development of a Stress Reduction and Assistance Program for the Michigan Judiciary. (National Center for State Courts, Northeastern Regional Center, 1991) Micro Coll Shelved by NCSC number NERO-252.

To Find More: The Library of Congress subject heading Judges - Job Stress can be searched in our online catalog and in any other library catalog that uses these subject headings.


Stress in Practice and in Court, 49 Washington State Bar News 14 (January 1995).

Celeste F. Bremer, Got stress?, 87 Judicature 247 (March/April 2004).

Celeste. F. Bremer, Reducing Judicial Stress through Mentoring, 87 Judicature 244 (March/April 2004).
Written by a U.S. magistrate judge in the Southern District of Iowa, this article describes sources of stress and several coping strategies. It also explains a study of two groups of judges in the 2001 FJC's New Judge Orientation Course and how they responded to surveys on judicial occupational stress.

Hon. Robert L. Childers, Got Stress? Using CoLAP and Its New Judicial Assistance Project, 45 The Judges' Journal 1 (Fall 2006).

Pamela Coyle, Bench Stress, 81 ABA Journal 60 (December 1995).

Hon. Charles J. Delaurenti II, Judicial Assistance: The Best-Kept Secret, 45 The Judges' Journal 8 (Fall 2006).

R. Greenberg, Now and Zen, 23 California Lawyer 26 (April 2003).

Monica K. Miller and James T. Richardson, A Model of Causes and Effects of Judicial Stress, 45 The Judges' Journal 20 (Fall 2006).

Mary F. Moyer, The Ohio Judicial Family Network, 45 The Judges' Journal 42 (Fall 2006).

Gregory C. O'Brien, Jr., Confessions of an Angry Judge, 87 Judicature 251 (March/April 2004).

C. Robert Showalter and Daniel A. Martell, Personality, Stress and Health in American Judges, 69 Judicature 82 (August/September 1985).

Isaiah M. Zimmerman, Helping Judges in Distress, 90 Judicature10 (July-August 2006

Isaiah M. Zimmerman, Isolation in the Judicial Career, 36 Court Review 4 (Winter 2000).

Isaiah M. Zimmerman, Stress: What It Does to Judges, and How It Can Be Lessened, 20 The Judges' Journal 5 (Summer 1981).

To Find More: In Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, there are subject headings both for Job Stress and for Judges.


Judicial Assistance Initiative , from the ABA. Includes links to online articles.

Judicial Family Institute, from the Conference of Chief Justices and the National Center for State Courts.

Minnesota State Law Library: Judges and Job Stress

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