Category: Annual Conference

Impressions of the NASJE Conference by a Newbie

Mary Ann Koory

Last month, I found myself sharing a taxi from the Vermont Airport to the Burlington Hilton late Saturday night with another newly minted judicial educator, Meg Rowe. Meg and I were chatting in the back seat – we’d just met — when the taxi driver asked us what “judicial education” was. Even as newbies, we’d answered that question a few times already and offered him practiced explanations. When we were finished, he said, “Do you work on those new drug courts? Because the one here saved my life.” And he told us a bit about himself, offering us a story and a life that connected the NASJE Conference and our new profession to something more real than practiced explanations about judicial education. Our cab ride unexpectedly reminded us of the human value of the work we do.

Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness

God Knows Where I Am

This compelling blended learning event at the 2016 NAJSE annual conference combined experiential learning and more traditional learning. Session participants watched the heart-wrenching, award-winning documentary God Knows Where I Am, participated in a discussion about the film with colleague Joan Bishop, and listened to a presentation by Judge Steve Leifman about his judicial experiences and interactions with the mental health system and the mentally ill appearing before him.

Join Us in Beautiful Burlington, Vermont, Sept. 25-28

Ben & Jerry's in Burlington

Join us for NASJE’s Annual Conference, Changing Perspectives in Judicial Branch Education: Re-Engage, Rethink, Renew, September 25-28, in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. The Annual Conference Committee has planned an excellent array of educational sessions, including: The what, why, and how of leveraging mobile learning…

CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHT: Award-Winning Documentary to Illuminate the Intersection of the Criminal Justice System and Mental Illness

God Knows

A highly anticipated session at NASJE’s upcoming annual conference in Vermont is a plenary session built around the award-winning documentary God Knows Where I Am, a film that personalizes the intersection of the criminal justice system and mental illness. In advance of its theatrical release, conference attendees will have an opportunity to view the documentary and discuss its relevance to judicial branch educators.

Dopamine Lollipops: Dr. John Medina’s Brain Rules!

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA

In his high-energy closing plenary session at NASJE’s 2015 annual conference, Dr. John Medina did a terrific job of informing and involving attendees. He vividly demonstrated how to apply research on learning and memory to judicial branch education. The “brain rules” he shared are worth revisiting, so this article will touch back on them and direct you where to go for more.

A Summary Report of the Faculty Development Program

By Philip J. Schopick, CCM | Program Manager, Judicial College | Supreme Court of Ohio Fewer things are more satisfying than seeing teaching done right. The faculty development program taught at NASJE’s 39th annual conference in Seattle truly fit the…

The New Jim Crow: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Courts

With just 5% of the world’s population, the United States has 25% of the world’s prisoners. Incarceration rates have risen 500% in the last 40 years. The United States currently incarcerates 2.3 million people, 40% of whom are African-American males. African-Americans make up just 13.2% of the U.S. population.

Things to do and places to eat in Seattle

NASJE 2015 Sheraton Seattle

Tours (NOT a complete list) Ride the Ducks This is a lively, humorous 90-minute tour of Seattle via amphibious vehicles, which costs about $29/person.  Group tours are available if booked in advance.  Tours depart daily from Westlake Center, located at…

Sneak Preview: 2015 Conference

NASJE 2015 Sheraton Seattle

We are excited to give you a sneak preview of the upcoming joint conference between NASJE and the American Judges Association (AJA) to be held in Seattle, Washington, October 4-7th, 2015, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The Annual Conference Committee is working closely…