What to do
- Read the Plaintiff pleading and proposed verdict in his filing.
- Accept or Reject the Plaintiff filing.
- If you reject, suggest a ways to make it acceptable.
- If you accept set the settlement date on the docket. This should be a minimum of two days and a maximum of 14 days. By default it is five. This will be the date when you set your verdict based on the plaintiff and juror proposed verdicts.
- Set the number of Jurors you are requesting. The default is five. You may not get that many jurors. So, the minimum is 3 and the maximum is 11.
- Set the docket date where all Jurors should have their verdicts done. You will complete your verdict the next day for all jurors you have.
- Set the docket date where all Jurors and the Plaintiff can meet with you for chat based on your proposed verdict.
- Complete your verdict and settle the case.
A Judge in the Internet Court of Lies oversees a Case. He may be assigned a role as a Presiding Judge if more than one Judge is assigned a case. Up to three Judges may be assigned a case and it is up to the Presiding Judge to assign tasks among the Judges if more than one Judge is assigned to a case.
The Responsibilities are:
- Familiarity with how Cases have been Tried. Since all Members of ICoL can see all cases, and all members have access to free friends-links to published articles on Medium.Com, there is much to learn from.
- An Active Case Phase (also, "the trial phase) is led through questions and answers. Jurors and Clerks may pose questions as well as Plaintiffs and the Judge. Once a Case is Settled, question answering is suspended.
- A Settled case may be reopened by submission by a Plaintiff or a new Plaintiff to a class at the discretion of the Judge assigned to a the resubmission. The purpose of reopening a case is solely to review and modify the decisions of the case.
- A Class case is established when it is requested by a Plaintiff or Judge of one case, and approved by the Judge of the candidate class case. The Judge of a Class case must require affirmations of truth by the requestor specific to the class case as admission requirements into the class.
- A Class case shares settlement features among the eight questions posed for settlement of any Individual Case. A Class case need not have any specific fiat lie episode or evidence but will link the Individual Cases accepted to the class that support the class. Any Individual Case may be the first member of a Class which is created by a Judge as a class. The new Class case will be assigned different Judge, Clerk, Jurors for the Class. The Plaintiffs for the Individual Cases will become Plaintiffs for the Class. A Class may be tried and settled even if only one case is in the class at the discretion of the appointed Judge.
- The Judge sets dates and times for starting and ending Active Case Phase(s) of a Case.
- A Judge is appointed by the Court to a Plaintiff case (also "suit") filing to accept or deny the filing.
- A Judge is appointed by the Court to an accepted filing to set the docket dates necessarily including the start of the trial and the date of settlement.
^ Anytime during the trial phase the Judge, Plaintiff, Clerk, and Jurors appointed to the case can begin to fill in answers to the final settlement questions or pose questions for clarification to the Plaintiff on points in the filed case.
- During the Active Online Phase, the Judge may also order a phone call-in of all participants for dialogue to resolve answers to some questions or as a check that participants are not scripted or robots. Quorum is at the Judge's discretion.
- The Judge may request more Jurors from the Juror pool, or may ban a Juror, based attendance or attendance behavior.
- The Judge may ban a participant from editing a Case page if he Judges a participant is not acting responsibly.
- The Judge has the Authority to Settle the Case at any time during an Active Phase. Generally, this is done when the jury has has the opportunity to review the Plaintiff claims make their judgement through dialogue documented in the case overseen by the Judge.
- The Judge has the responsibility to set the tasks for the Clerks of the Court assigned to a case.