by Honorable Suzette Carlisle Flowers
Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation
St. Louis, MO



Dear NAWCJ Member,

My name is Suzette Carlisle Flowers.   I am a NAWCJ Member, an administrative law judge, and a doctoral candidate in the Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  I am conducting a research study for my dissertation, and I need your help.  I invite you, as a judge currently sitting on the bench, to please complete the attached survey and share your opinions about mediations and hearings, both in-person and remote. Your knowledge and opinions are crucial for the success of my project, so you do not need to conduct mediations or hearings to complete the survey.

The brief online survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will remain completely confidential and reported in group form only, no responses will be tied back to you individually. If you receive a copy of this invitation from another source, please take the survey only once.  Just click on the link below and share your opinions. At the end of the survey, you will also be invited to participate in an online focus group on a different date. Both the survey and focus group are completely voluntary and participating in one does not require your participation in the other. Your survey and focus group responses will be used to create a quick, easy to follow checklist for judges who conduct any court proceedings using distance technology. We will send a copy of this checklist to you to say thank you for your participation in this study.

If you have questions about the study or would like to know more before you participate, please contact Suzette Carlisle Flowers at the phone number or email address listed at the end of this letter. For technical assistance, please call the Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluations, and Statistics at 1-800-929-9079 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm).

Thank you for taking time from your judicial duties to improve the administration of justice across our country.

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Thank you for your time and consideration.

Stay safe,
Suzette Carlisle Flowers
Administrative Law Judge