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Documentary film producer and director to join NASJE conference

Tomlinson Hill Movie

The documentary film Tomlinson Hill is the story of white and black America as seen through the small Texas town of Marlin located about 100 miles from Austin. The film takes its name from a former Texas slave plantation that was once located in this region. It is also the last name of two descendants from Tomlinson Hill—one black, Loreane Tomlinson, and one white, Chris Tomlinson. Both are featured in the film. In fact, Chris Tomlinson is the film’s producer. The film was directed by Lisa Kaselak.

Meet NASJE Member Sarah Lee

The NASJE Membership and Mentorship Committee is excited to welcome one of our newest members, Ms. Sarah Lee! Sarah has recently moved from New York City to Reno, Nevada, and is handling the culture shock with grace. She was kind…

Judge Peggy Hora Speaks at World Forum Against Drugs

NASJE member Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.), president and co-founder of the Justice Speakers Institute — an essential resource on national and international justice issues — was a featured speaker at the 6th World Forum Against Drugs on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Midwest Region Webinar Available to NASJE Membership

As you know, the #MeToo movement has generated a lot of attention on sexual harassment in the workplace.  In addition, some high-profile disclosures regarding judges sexually harassing subordinates have increased attention to sexual harassment within organizations that support the educational needs of judges. Many of us have reviewed, revised, or revamped sexual harassment training efforts for judges and court staff.  

Conflict Resolution Expert to Address NASJE Conference

Kimberly Key

If there is any concept that judicial educators can understand, it is the idea of power inequity. We spend much of our time trying to influence powerful people over whom we have very little authority. However, that does not relieve us of responsibility for succeeding in our efforts. Austin counselor Kimberly Key will address the matter of power inequity in her plenary presentation to NASJE.

Summer time and the living is busy!

As I write this message, it is the morning of June 21—the first official day of summer. I love this time of year in North Dakota. The days are long (official sunset at 9:41 today) and the nights are cool; perfect conditions for watching a beautiful sunset or having a campfire at the lake. As much as I would prefer spending my days near the water, there is work to be done to wrap up my presidency and prepare for our annual conference in August.

The Significance of Sleeping Jurors

In March, twenty judicial educators from around the country came together in the latest callinar presented by the Education and Curriculum Committee. Callinars were created by the committee as a way of bringing together members of NASJE to discuss relevant…

NASJE’s Leadership Wants YOU!

At the annual conference in August, NASJE’s newest Board members will be sworn into office. Candidates are recommended by the membership to NASJE’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Caroline Kirkpatrick. Other committee members (representatives from each region) include Crystal…

What I learned from Andre Agassi

Agassi and Douglas

When I heard that former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi was going to be the closing speaker at the Conference of Chief Justices mid-year meeting in January, I honestly geeked out just a little. I am a big fan and was looking forward to meeting him. My second thought was what could the chiefs possibly learn from a tennis star who was a 9th grade dropout? Surprisingly, I learned quite a few things from his fireside chat.

NASJE 2018 Conference Registration Now Open!

Howdy y’all! Registration is now open for NASJE’s Annual Conference, which will be held in Austin, Texas, on August 26-29, 2018. The 2018 Conference’s theme is “Developing Educational Leaders for Today’s Courts and Beyond”. We are excited to offer courses…

From the President (Spring 2018)

The board and the NASJE committees have been busy since we last met in Charleston. We are hard at work planning the 2018 Conference in Austin, Texas. It is scheduled for August 26-29, and the theme is “Developing Educational Leaders for Today’s Courts and Beyond.”

Callinar: Humans Hate Being Spun

The Education and Curriculum Committee is excited to offer the next session in our series of callinars. Mark your calendars for May 23, 2018, at 2:00EDT. We will discuss the article Humans Hate Being Spun: How to Practice Radical Honesty — from the Woman Who Defined Netflix’s Culture.

Bridging the Gap: The Power of Strategic Collaboration

Select education sessions from the 2018 NACM Midyear Conference will be live streamed and can be accessed through NACM’s conference website. You can view the full Midyear Agenda on the NACM conference app. While we’re sorry you can’t join us in person, we hope that you take in some of the rich educational programming back at home. The content is so good, we hope you won’t keep it to yourself! Share the details with a friend or colleague.

Member Minute: Lauren Nagata

Welcome to Lauren Nagata! 1. What was your path to judicial education? Judicial education is new to me as I have previously worked only in the private sector. Most recently, I worked as in-house legal for a startup accelerator program…

January 30 NASJE webinar audiocast now available

On January 30, 2018, at 2:00pm Mountain Time, the Western Region hosted a webinar open to NASJE members worldwide. The 60-minute webinar featured member Don Jacobson, Senior Special Projects Consultant at the Arizona Supreme Court. Don spoke about Arizona Chief…