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NJC Releases Preliminary Data on Criminal Justice Training Survey

Topics Survey

As part of the curriculum development process, NJC surveyed state judicial educators, state court administrators, and other stakeholders to identify specific needs around judicial education in the criminal justice arena and how the developed curriculum might meet those needs. The NASJE Futures Committee shares the following information with NASJE in support of its objectives, and as a “thank you” to those NASJE members who participated in the survey.

From the President (Winter 2016)

Margaret Allen

Greetings from Ohio! I hope that you are enjoying these last days of 2015. In this edition of “From the President”, I’d like to share my plans for the coming year.

Dopamine Lollipops: Dr. John Medina’s Brain Rules!


In his high-energy closing plenary session at NASJE’s 2015 annual conference, Dr. John Medina did a terrific job of informing and involving attendees. He vividly demonstrated how to apply research on learning and memory to judicial branch education. The “brain rules” he shared are worth revisiting, so this article will touch back on them and direct you where to go for more.

VIDEO: Larry Stone receives Karen Thorson Award

Larry Stone

Larry Stone is the embodiment of the qualities the Karen Thorson Award recognizes: a deep, abiding positive influence on our organization and our profession. The award was presented to him at NASJE’s 2015 Annual Conference in Seattle (October 4-7).

Missouri NASJE Member Earns Award for Judicial Civics

Anthony Simones award

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, Patricia Breckenridge, presented NASJE member, Anthony Simones, with the Missouri Chief Justice’s Award for Judicial Civics on October 8, 2015 at the annual Missouri Judicial Conference. The award recognizes excellence and leadership…

IOJT Publishes 4th Issue of Judicial Education and Training

Judicial Education and Training

The International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) recently announced the publication of the fourth issue of Judicial Education and Training. This issue presents twelve articles, which primarily addresses four themes: Remote delivery of judicial education Diversity in South Asian approaches Core aspects of pedagogy…

Daily Conference Online Evaluations Available

If you are attending the 2015 Annual Conference, please take a minute each day to complete our short online surveys. We’d appreciate the feedback and will put it to use to improve future conferences and presentations. Sunday, October 4 Monday,…

NASJE at CTC in Minneapolis

Joseph Sawyer & Jill Goski

NASJE is being represented at the Court Technology Conference (CTC) in Minneapolis this week by Past Presidents Jill Goski and Joseph Sawyer. CTC is the largest court technology conference in the world, bringing together more than 1,500 court professionals for…

NASJE Webcast Features Dr. James Loewen

James W Loewen

NASJE members, met with author Dr. James Loewen via webcast to be held on Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern! Dr. Loewen is the author of the books Sundown Towns and Lies My Teacher Told Me, which speak to educators…

From the President (Fall 2015)

Kelly Tait

As usual, there’s a lot going on at NASJE. We are soliciting member feedback for the new strategic plan. Also, please be sure to tune in for several exciting upcoming webcasts.

BOOK REVIEW – The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

The Divide

In his compelling book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi builds a compelling case about inequality in the American criminal justice system, charging that one’s wealth or lack thereof largely affects how one fares in it. Mr. Taibbi demonstrates convincingly how and why Wall Street bankers, traders and hedge fund operators have never been convicted of crimes for their roles in the 2008 recession — and it isn’t pretty.

Arizona’s Leadership Model

AZ Leadership Pipeline

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.

NASJE Webinar: Law and Literature with Tim Baland

Tim Baland

Join the Education and Curriculum Committee on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in a webinar — Law & Literature with Tim Baland. Mr. Baland will facilitate a 75-minute interactive session based on the short story “The Enemy” by Pearl S. Buck.

NASJE Member Kudos

Nancy Smith

The National Center for State Courts just published the 2015 installment of “Trends in State Courts.”  Several of the national court leaders published in the 2015 Trends in State Courts have connections to NASJE: Former NASJE Vice President and current…