Judicial educators create opportunities for transformative education that strengthens the administration of justice. One of the most important and valuable transformations we can facilitate is that from new hire to supervisor, manager, executive and beyond. It is just this sort of defined career pathway that attracts bright and justice-oriented individuals to a career in the courts.
If you find yourself in Little Rock, Arkansas – and if you are attending this year’s NASJE conference, you will – you’ll find a plethora of things to occupy your free time. Whether you prefer to spend your time perusing museums, shopping, spending time in the great outdoors or dancing the night away, you’re sure to find something that interests you in the heart of central Arkansas.
Little Rock is well known for many notable events, places, things to do and even people. On August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, a man who would grow up one day to be become the forty-second president of the United States of America was born.
Little Rock, a city with a rich history, has seen periods of intense strife. These events have made it one of the most historically and culturally significant cities in American history. From its beginnings as a stop on Hernando de Soto’s exploration to the present day, various events have dotted the city’s growth and development culturally, economically and socially.
The impact of turnover within a judicial education organization may be amplified by the small size of a judicial education staff, or the scarcity of qualified judicial educators.
Law and literature courses are common offerings in law schools across the country and are a regular feature in many judge trainings. In these instances, literature is used as a way of understanding the complex issues that are faced in the justice system. This serves a purpose, but there is also benefit in extending the study of literature to judicial staff beyond the bench.
Little Rock, capital of Arkansas and site of the 2013 National Association for State Judicial Educators (NASJE) conference, is a city with a rich and colorful past, full of Southern charm and hospitality. Many culturally and historically significant events have happened here, and these occasions have helped shape it into the diverse metropolis that it is today.
Since 2003, at the urging of Justice Mark Gibbons, the Nevada Supreme Court has been hearing cases at high schools throughout the state. Panels, usually made up of three of the seven Justices, have traveled to a number of rural areas, conducting hearings that usually have a connection to that specific region, in an effort to allow the general population and students to see how the court functions.
Theories and practices relating to dispute resolution in the late 1970s and early 1980s focused on conflict management outside the courtroom. In 1986, court-mandated mediation and statutory arbitration were trending on the legislative front, models for appropriate alternatives to trial were emerging, and judges were hungry for information and tools.
By Lee Ann Barnhardt The conversation regarding the need for judicial outreach in increasing public trust and confidence in the courts is not a new one. In the Summer 1998 issue of the NASJE News, Roger Warren, then president of Read more
What constitutes blended learning? According to the Sloan Consortium, blended learning consists of courses or programs in which 30%-79% of the learning is offered online while the rest is face-to-face.
By Cheri Ely, M.A., LSW, Program Manager, NCJFCJ The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Juvenile Justice Model Courts Project, managed by the Juvenile and Family Law Department, has expanded the number of courts participating in the Read more
It has been 33 years since the Indian Child Welfare Act was passed, and it is important to take the time to evaluate the impact on the child welfare system since that time.
The relatively new and increasingly used word unretirement conjures up many different thoughts and emotions.
We have all heard of the law of unintended consequences…an adage or idiom that warns that an intervention in a complex system invariably creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes. It is a basic principle of economics, and governments struggle with unintended consequences to the policies that are set in place on a daily basis.
by Anthony P. Wartnik, Judge (Retired) There are people in your courts who deserve special attention. Some have committed crimes they didn’t understand and some have been convicted of crimes for which they are not fully culpable and both are Read more
Can judges and court personnel have Facebook or MySpace pages? Make blog postings? Can they participate in listservs? The general answer to each of these questions is “yes,” but….