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 with judges from the AJA and Washington State to provide a program will be filled with educational session that both judges and judicial branch educators will enjoy.
The conference line-up includes sessions on civic education; judge driven curriculum development; resilience strategies for court professionals; designing leadership programs for court staff; educating a multi-generational workforce; international educational opportunities; and an interactive panel discussing ethical and other dilemmas judges and court educators face. Conference participants will also experience a showcase of dynamic educational programs from around the country that they can take back to their home states.
NASJE will also launch their latest curriculum on Diversity, Fairness, and Access, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senior Staff Attorney from the California AOC’s Center for Judicial Education & Research, Linda McCulloh, will speak on the responsibilities of the courts under the ADA.
Traditionally, NASJE sponsors an optional session that provides an opportunity to view a cutting-edge movie with a facilitated discussion. This year, judges and educators will view “The House We Live In” with moderator and producer David Kuhn from Charlotte Street Films. Three judges from Washington State will facilitate a discussion about the movie and its impact. Each participant will receive the movie CD.
As our planning progresses, the Annual Conference Committee is developing an off-site experiential learning experience and hopes to bring the conference to a grand finale with a nationally recognized speaker and author.
Set your calendars to join us in Seattle for an educational conference that will re-ignite, equip and re-energize!