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Facilitating 101 by Stephanie Hemmert: Practice Makes Perfect

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The final morning of the NASJE conference in Charleston, South Carolina began with the choice of one of three different breakout sessions. I chose to attend Facilitating 101 presented by Stephanie Hemmert of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. She began the session by drawing input from many in the audience, who shared various reasons why they wanted to facilitate classes, discussions and meetings. She then went on to explain that our purpose for the class was to practice our facilitating skills with the whole group.

Member Minute: Morgan Patten

The Membership and Mentorship Committee would like to introduce one of NASJE’s newest members. Hailing from the great state of Ohio, we present Morgan Patten!

NASJE Member Assumes New Role for Missouri Bar

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Dr. Anthony Simones, a NASJE member since 2011, has resigned from his position as Manager of Judicial Education and Programming for the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator and taken a position as Director of Citizenship Education for the Missouri Bar.

Member Minute: Shawn Marsh

Introducing NASJE Member Shawn Marsh. 1. What was your path to judicial education? Primarily my relationship and employment with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges starting in 2003. Most recently I worked for them as the Chief…

NASJE Conference Attendees: Know Before You Go!

If you are attending the NASJE Annual Conference December 3-6 in Charleston, be sure to read up on events happening in town before, during and after the conference! Also be sure to consult the December conference guide. Read about some of the exciting conference sessions offered at the conference and prepare for Tuesday’s experiential learning event on the 2017 Conference page. You’ll want to be in the know so you can take full advantage of everything the conference and the city have to offer.

Online education report available now

The NASJE Futures Committee is pleased to share an Online Education Report. The purpose of this report is to update NASJE leadership and members about the process and findings of an August 2017 member survey on the topics of distance learning and learning management systems. This report includes a detailed look at what people are doing, what they think of it, and why they use the technology they use.

Marty Sullivan Promoted in Arkansas

Marty Sullivan, who’s been interim director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, has been chosen the permanent director, Chief Justice Dan Kemp announced today. Sullivan has worked in the office since 2003 and as education director since 2007. He’s a political science graduate of UA-Little Rock and holds master’s degrees from UA-Little Rock and Michigan State, the latter in judicial administration.

Christine Christopherson Promoted in Nebraska

Christine Christopherson was promoted from Director of Court Staff Education to the Interim Director of Judicial Branch Education to encompass probation, court staff, and judges. Christopherson has been with the Supreme Court of Nebraska for about seven months. 

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…