Category: NASJE Member Kudos

NASJE Members Lead Session at NACM Conference

Members of NASJE lent their experience and expertise to a cadre of court leaders from across the nation at the July meeting of the National Association of Court Management in Atlanta. “NACM wanted to offer an educational session to equip…

Judge Peggy Hora Speaks at World Forum Against Drugs

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.

NASJE Member Assumes New Role for Missouri Bar

Anthony Simones

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.

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…