By Matthew Estes and Nancy Smith Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Freddie Grey. Eric Garner. These names resonate with Americans nowadays. All were African-American, young, male, unarmed and killed by police. Tamir Rice was only 12 years old. Their deaths and Read more
Dr. William Meinecke and Mr. Marcus Appelbaum of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presented a thought provoking session on Nazi history as it applied to Germany’s judicial system before and during WWII.
On Sunday, August 2, 2014, a handful of eager judicial educators and several judges attended the day-long preconference session The Fundamentals of Our Profession. Most participants were newer to the field and/or this was their first time attending the annual National Association of State Judicial Educators Conference (NASJE), while a few were experienced and were attending the preconference session as a refresher.
The protection of due process rights is at the essence of every job in the courts and staff at every level needs to be aware this fundamental right.
by Nancy Smith, Field Trainer, Pima County Superior Court, Tucson The film Fruitvale Station is a film any judicial educator could use as a basis for a serious discussion of racism in America. The film illustrates the chasms that separate Read more
The NASJE Business meeting was held during lunch on Tuesday, August 5, and President Jill Goski presided over the business meeting and presented Dr. Patricia H. Murrell with the Karen Thorson Award.
The following pre-conference sessions have been scheduled for Sunday, August 3, 2014: Fundamentals of our Profession, A seat at the table: positioning Judicial Branch Education for success within the branch, Forum for State Directors of Judicial Branch Education.
Save the date! The 2014 NASJE Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 3-6, 2014. Conference topics will include: the Fundamentals course; NASJE Curriculum Designs; Diversity Education; Leadership & Court Staff Development; Experiential Learning: Exploring Chicago’s Social Movement History; and more.