To date, the application of therapeutic jurisprudence principles has been concentrated mainly on specialized trial courts: drug treatment courts, domestic violence courts, criminal courts, and juvenile and family courts. Its application to trial courts generally, as well as its application to the appellate courts, remains largely unexplored. This Article considers three areas in which trial and appellate courts may want to consider applying therapeutic jurisprudence.
Steve Leben, Thoughts on Some Potential Appellate and Trial Court Applications of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, 24 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 467 (2000).