Category: NASJE Member Kudos

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. 

Longtime Educator Diane Cowdrey Retires

After nearly 28 years in Judicial Education, Diane Cowdrey of California has retired. Diane credits NASJE with the professionalization of judicial branch education, and is thankful for the network of colleagues NASJE provided for her during her career.

Phil Schopick Retires at Year End

Phil Schopick

After more than 25 years in Judicial Branch education, Phil Schopick of the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College is retiring. Phil was editor of NASJE News (the predecessor of our news and information website) for about 10 years and was active in NASJE on the international committee and communications committee.

Kudos to NASJE Member Ryan Kellus Turner

Ryan Turner

Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, was recently honored with the 2016 Outstanding Government Lawyer award from the Government Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The award was presented at the State Bar’s Advanced Government Law seminar in Austin on July 28, 2016.

NASJE President Margaret Allen accepts new position

Congratulations to Margaret Allen, NASJE President, who has accepted the position of Director of National Programs at the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management.  In her new role, she will collaborate with existing and new partners to…

NASJE Member Kudos

Several NASJE members published articles in Judicial Education and Training: Journal of the International Organization for Judicial Training, Issue 4 (2015). Congratulations to all of them for their fine work in Judicial Branch Education.

Missouri NASJE Member Earns Award for Judicial Civics

Anthony Simones award

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, Patricia Breckenridge, presented NASJE member, Anthony Simones, with the Missouri Chief Justice’s Award for Judicial Civics on October 8, 2015 at the annual Missouri Judicial Conference. The award recognizes excellence and leadership…

NASJE Member Kudos

Nancy Smith

The National Center for State Courts just published the 2015 installment of “Trends in State Courts.”  Several of the national court leaders published in the 2015 Trends in State Courts have connections to NASJE: Former NASJE Vice President and current…

NASJE President featured in NCSC Newsletter

Kelly Tait

NCSC features presidents of its justice system partners in a piece in their newsletter they call “Association Insight”. In March 2015 they featured NASJE president Kelly Tait. You can read the article at their website.