"Specialized forums like drug or domestic violence courts require a judicial temperament in interacting directly with litigants and an openness to insights from fields like mental health.
"It is unclear that legal training is the best preparation for judging in specialized contexts."


Rottman, David B., "Does Effective Therapeutic Jurisprudence Require Specialized Courts (and do Specialized Courts Require Specialist Judges?)", Court Review (Williamsburg, VA: American Judges Association, Spring 2000), pp. 25-26.