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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…

Calls for Proposals

Here are a couple of calls for proposals for upcoming conferences related to the Courts. If you have a great presentation, why not share? 2016 COURT SAFETY & SECURITY CONFERENCE The conference will be held March 1-3, 2016, in Appleton, Wisconsin. The…

From the President (Summer 2015)

Kelly Tait

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NASJE President featured in NCSC Newsletter

Kelly Tait

NCSC features presidents of its justice system partners in a piece in their newsletter they call “Association Insight”. In March 2015 they featured NASJE president Kelly Tait. You can read the article at their website.

Creating Presence in the Age of Continual Change: Judicial Educators Leading the Edge

Dr. Maureen Conner

In 1995, I wrote an article for NASJE News titled “Creating Presence”. I heard from many colleagues about how helpful the concepts were in establishing the importance of education in the courts. Now, two decades later, creating presence is even more important. External forces that will not abate increasingly drive contemporary change. Directly meeting the challenges of change with a clear vision and unified voice is required to thrive in what will likely be a very exciting and frustrating time.