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 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.
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…
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.
The sessions that Margaret Allen and Kelly Tait, both past presidents of NASJE, presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management and the International Association for Court Administration in July 2017 were selected to be live-streamed and recorded.
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…
(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?
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…
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.”
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.
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.
As technology plays an increasingly significant role in our society, it has become commonplace in the courtroom. New technological practices and discoveries bring forensic science topics such as DNA, latent print examinations, and digital evidence to the forefront of our court system. With technology playing a greater and greater role in resolving cases, it became obvious to Arizona judicial educators that many judges lack the educational background needed for a sufficient understanding of the scientific principles behind the forensic evidence they see in court.
It is my pleasure to wish you a “Happy Spring” and to update you on all of the amazing work that is underway, through our committees and through our outreach and collaboration with our justice system partners.