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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. 

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…

NASJE Members: NACM Call for Proposals

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NACM’s 2018 Midyear Conference will be held next February in Orange County, California and NACM is looking for great presenters. The conference theme is Bridging the Gap: The Power of Strategic Collaboration. NASJE members have plenty of topics and great…

NASJE Members – Did you…?

(1) Did you register for the 2017 NASJE conference in Charleston, South Carolina? (2) Did you know Charleston SC has been voted number 2 in the world’s top 10 best cities in 2017 from Travel + Leisure magazine? (3) Did you research the area and pick your favorite places to see and restaurants to visit? (4) Did you reserve your room at the Francis Marion hotel?

Member Minute: Eydie Trautwein

1. What was your path to judicial education? I am an attorney and started working at the Wyoming Supreme Court in 2013. Originally, I was the Wyoming Court Improvement Program (CIP) director, but in November, 2016, my job morphed into…

Judicial Education Manager Insights

Bryan Walker

My belief has always been that great teachers can teach anybody. The student’s age does not matter. My first disclaimer: I do not consider myself a great teacher. I have, however, found success as a teacher and coach. In my opinion, certificates and degrees have never determined the efficacy of a teacher. I have seen many teachers with Ph.Ds. who fail to connect with learners. As Jack Anderson Pidgeon, the headmaster of the private Kiski School in Saltsburg noted , “Teaching must flow from within. Teaching is an art.”

Member Minute: Introducing Alan Sparrow

The NASJE Membership Committee is pleased to introduce one of NASJE’s newest members: Alan Sparrow! Alan hails from the great state of Arizona, where he is an Education Specialist in the Education Technologies Unit. He was a good sport, and gamely answered some of the committee’s “Get-To-Know-You” questions.

2017 Karen Thorson Award Winner Announced

Michael Roosevelt

In February 2012, the NASJE board established the Karen Thorson Award to honor a NASJE member who has made a significant contribution to both NASJE and judicial branch education nationally. It is my great pleasure to announce this year’s Karen Thorson Award winner, also from California – Michael Roosevelt.