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A court file study is a way of collecting data through a textual analysis of court files. Although a court file study can be both a time-consuming and labour-intensive method, it can be of added value to your research because of the contextual information court files can hold. For example, court files can contain evidence supporting a certain claim, records of a court hearing, or correspondence to and from a judge or court clerk. As part of her PhD, Roos Nieuwboer has executed a large-scale court file study, focusing on guardianship court files in the Netherlands. During her presentation, she will discuss the process of gaining access to court files, developing a scoring form, collecting the data, and the data analysis. Roos will also provide some helpful tips and tricks to optimize your scoring form and minimize mistakes.

About the speaker: Roos Nieuwboer is a PhD candidate at the Private Law department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

The meeting will be online. After the presentation, there’s time for a Q&A and discussion. You are cordially invited to join. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email to Anniek van der Schuijt, E:, on 2 June at the latest. She will send you the Teams link to join the online meeting. If you are interested but not available, please let Anniek know and a recording of the lecture can be sent to you afterward.


ELS Academy’s No-Show Policy:

Please note that the workshops are given by experts in the field who do this on a voluntary basis. Places are often limited and we have people on the waiting list. For this reason, the ELS Academy has a strict no-show policy. In case you are prevented from attending the workshop, kindly send an email to at least 48 hours before the workshop to make space for people on the waiting list.

If you do not attend the workshop without prior cancellation, your supervisor will be informed about your no-show and you will not be able to register for another ELS Academy event for the next two months. This is also very unfortunate for us, however, it can be prevented if we receive a simple cancellation via e-mail.

Thank you for understanding and see you there!