Author: 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

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…

Is strategic planning a passion for you?

NACM is revising their Strategic Planning Curriculum and has invited NASJE members to take part in the process. To see the current materials, visit the NACM Core website, and contact Kathy Griffin at *protected email* to get more information about…

NACM Conference Call for Proposals

The Annual Conference for NACM will be held July 22-26, 2018, in Atlanta, so we’re asking for your ideas for plenary sessions, workshops, and speakers. If you know someone who would be perfect for our conference, send them the link for the Call for Proposals. If you want to submit a proposal yourself, follow the link, read about the conference, and complete the application by February 19.

2018 NASJE Annual Conference

Austin

Join us for NASJE’s 2018 Conference! Polish up your cowboy boots, dust off your 10-gallon hats, and reserve August 26-29, 2018, for a Lone Star State welcome to NASJE’s 2018 Annual Conference to be held in exciting downtown Austin, Texas.…

Head and Heart: Working for Justice through Experiential Learning

Data gets to your head, but stories grip your heart and your emotions. For their experiential learning session at the 2017 NASJE Annual Conference in Charleston, NASJE educators visited the Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church down the street from the conference hotel, where Dylann Roof shot and killed nine members of the congregation on June 17, 2015 during a bible study.

From the President (Winter 2018)

Welcome to 2018! If you are like me, you have probably set and broken a few New Year’s Resolutions by now. Instead of setting resolutions for NASJE, I thought we would work toward goals- less cliché and perhaps a little less pressure.