As we move closer to the 2018 NASJE Conference in Austin, I want to share a little a Texas history. The conference hotel – The Hotel Van Zandt – is named after the Van Zandt family – specifically Isaac Van Zandt, an early Texas politician, and his great-great-grandson Townes Van Zandt, a singer songwriter with a long history of addiction and mental health issues.
The 2018 NASJE Austin conference’s theme is Developing Educational Leaders for Today’s Courts and Beyond and our closing plenary session on Wednesday, August 29, will focus on our individual leadership skills as judicial educators. Karen Walrond, a sought-out keynote speaker on topics such as self-empowerment, creativity and innovation, will present Individuality, Courage and Values: The Foundations of Leadership. The course will cover how courage is the prerequisite and amplifier of all leadership development and culture change work and the role that vulnerability and inclusion play in creating a culture of innovation.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
The National Judicial Opioid Task Force has expanded its reach with the addition of 20 new members including judges, probation officers, attorneys, and representatives from children and family services.
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.”
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.
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.
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…