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Register and Reserve Your Room Now for Rescheduled Conference!

Your NAJSE Conference Committee and Board have been hard at work resolving details for the NASJE Annual Conference now scheduled for December 3-6, 2017. The good news is that those of you who registered for September and who still plan to attend don’t need to do a thing. Your registration and fees are applied to the new dates.

New attendees must register.

If you responded to the survey sent out to all members and indicated you needed to cancel or transfer your registration, you also don’t need to do anything, your account will be taken care of. If you haven’t yet completed your survey, please do so.

Here is everything you need to know about the rescheduled conference!

From the President (Post-Irma / Fall 2017)

Well, NASJE Colleagues, I hadn’t exactly planned to write another “President’s Message,” but then again, I hadn’t planned on Hurricane Irma or any of the frantic activity that occurred as that storm barreled towards the east coast with Charleston in…

2017 Annual Conference Update

The 2017 NASJE Annual Conference has been rescheduled for December 3-6, 2017. We are fortunate to have been offered alternate dates at the same hotel after the September conference dates became unworkable due to Hurricane Irma. We are grateful to the staff at the Francis Marion hotel who worked hard to accommodate us and ensure a positive outcome for all concerned despite the storm.

Conference Spotlight: The Alchemy of “Moonlight”

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In a kind of cinematic alchemy, Moonlight makes viewers’ hearts beat right along with the protagonist’s in a world that is both intrinsically American and foreign to many. The movie drops us deeply into three stages of Chiron’s life—as a ten year old trying to outrun bullies in his impoverished Miami neighborhood, as an adolescent quivering at the possibility of a first kiss, and as a hyper-muscled, achingly lonely adult.

From the President (Summer 2017)

Happy Summer, NASJE Colleagues! It’s one of my favorite times of year, especially when I’m able to enjoy some fun in the sun with family and friends. If you haven’t yet taken a vacation or at least slowed life to a…

NASJE Mentor Program needs volunteers

By Lee Ann Barnhardt, Co-Chair Membership and Mentor Committee The Membership and Mentor Committee is looking for individuals to serve as mentors for new members. The origins of mentoring can be traced back to ancient Greek mythology. When Odysseus went to…

NASJE Members: NACM Call for Proposals

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NACM’s 2018 Midyear Conference will be held next February in Orange County, California and NACM is looking for great presenters. The conference theme is Bridging the Gap: The Power of Strategic Collaboration. NASJE members have plenty of topics and great…

NASJE Members – Did you…?

(1) Did you register for the 2017 NASJE conference in Charleston, South Carolina? (2) Did you know Charleston SC has been voted number 2 in the world’s top 10 best cities in 2017 from Travel + Leisure magazine? (3) Did you research the area and pick your favorite places to see and restaurants to visit? (4) Did you reserve your room at the Francis Marion hotel?

Member Minute: Eydie Trautwein

1. What was your path to judicial education? I am an attorney and started working at the Wyoming Supreme Court in 2013. Originally, I was the Wyoming Court Improvement Program (CIP) director, but in November, 2016, my job morphed into…

Judicial Education Manager Insights

Bryan Walker

My belief has always been that great teachers can teach anybody. The student’s age does not matter. My first disclaimer: I do not consider myself a great teacher. I have, however, found success as a teacher and coach. In my opinion, certificates and degrees have never determined the efficacy of a teacher. I have seen many teachers with Ph.Ds. who fail to connect with learners. As Jack Anderson Pidgeon, the headmaster of the private Kiski School in Saltsburg noted , “Teaching must flow from within. Teaching is an art.”

Member Minute: Introducing Alan Sparrow

The NASJE Membership Committee is pleased to introduce one of NASJE’s newest members: Alan Sparrow! Alan hails from the great state of Arizona, where he is an Education Specialist in the Education Technologies Unit. He was a good sport, and gamely answered some of the committee’s “Get-To-Know-You” questions.

2017 Karen Thorson Award Winner Announced

Michael Roosevelt

In February 2012, the NASJE board established the Karen Thorson Award to honor a NASJE member who has made a significant contribution to both NASJE and judicial branch education nationally. It is my great pleasure to announce this year’s Karen Thorson Award winner, also from California – Michael Roosevelt.

Register Now for the 2017 NASJE Conference, September 10-13

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Join us for NASJE’s Annual Conference on September 10-13 where “Old meets New: Incorporating Fundamentals, Instructional Design and Adult Learning into the 21st Century,” in historic Charleston, South Carolina. The 2017 Conference Committee has collaborated with the Curriculum Committee and the…

Judicial Forensic Science Education

As technology plays an increasingly significant role in our society, it has become commonplace in the courtroom. New technological practices and discoveries bring forensic science topics such as DNA, latent print examinations, and digital evidence to the forefront of our court system. With technology playing a greater and greater role in resolving cases, it became obvious to Arizona judicial educators that many judges lack the educational background needed for a sufficient understanding of the scientific principles behind the forensic evidence they see in court.