The State Justice Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of justice in state courts and foster innovative, efficient solutions for common issues faced by all courts. SJI recognizes that funding plays an important role in fostering innovation. In recognition that many courts are unfamiliar with these funding opportunities and how these resources can be leveraged, SJI is launching a Funding Toolkit for State Courts and Justice System Partners in the coming weeks.
On July 17 and July 30, 2019, NASJE’s International and Diversity, Fairness, and Access committees are sponsoring webinars available to all NASJE members. Information on the webinars is below, registration is available on the members only page.
Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 years have made their jobs significantly harder. However, judges do not need to become scientists in order to make appropriate evidentiary decisions about scientific evidence. Rather, they need to have a detailed understanding of their role in admitting scientific evidence. To achieve this, the National Judicial College and the Justice Speakers Institute are pleased to present a new online resource, Science Bench Book for Judges, to assist judges in making their rulings.
Online learning is no longer just an occasional component of our job – in many cases, it’s fast becoming the primary focus! Join us for a panel discussion hosted by the Midwestern region with NASJE members who have facilitated the growth of online learning in their states and jobs. We will discuss how online learning changes your educational strategic plan, what’s happening in other states, and what’s on the horizon for court education and NASJE.
As you know, the #MeToo movement has generated a lot of attention on sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, some high-profile disclosures regarding judges sexually harassing subordinates have increased attention to sexual harassment within organizations that support the educational needs of judges. Many of us have reviewed, revised, or revamped sexual harassment training efforts for judges and court staff.
On January 30, 2018, at 2:00pm Mountain Time, the Western Region hosted a webinar open to NASJE members worldwide. The 60-minute webinar featured member Don Jacobson, Senior Special Projects Consultant at the Arizona Supreme Court. Don spoke about Arizona Chief…
Visual, auditory, kinesthetic. Diverger, Converger, Assimilator, Accommodator. Which learning style best describes you? How do you know? As an educator, were you taught to adapt your teaching to the learning styles of your audience? Have you actually done so? Do you know if it was effective? Recent research purports to debunk the “myth” of learning styles. Researchers claim that the learning style-teaching style link is unproven and that instruments to measure learning styles are inaccurate. In this session, we’ll review the social science research about learning styles and discuss what we as educators should rethink — if anything — because of it.
We are pleased to announce our NASJE Midwest Region Webinar: Using Technology to Train Rural Courts. The webinar will be conducted on April 7, 2017 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Open to all NASJE members. Please visit…
On February 25, 2016, NASJE’s Northeastern Region sponsored a webinar for NASJE members entitled Procedural Fairness for Court Staff: A Brief Curriculum for Teaching, facilitated by Kelly Tait, Immediate Past President of NASJE, and Joan Bishop, NASJE Northeastern Region Director. About 55 people participated in the webinar. It was a very quick-moving and informative exploration of how and why judicial branch educators should include the topic of procedural fairness in education programs for court personnel as well as judges.
NASJE members can check out the webinar “Format and Functionality of Bench Books in the Age of Technology”, originally held on July 22, 2015, through a link in the member area.
After this session students will be able to (1) Define the concept of procedural fairness as it relates to the work of court staff, (2) Explain why procedural fairness is important in the court system; and, (3) Demonstrate effective techniques court staff can use to ensure procedural fairness.
Evidence-Based Sentencing Webinar, May 23, 2011, 11:00 PST. The National Center for State Courts has developed a new evidence‐based sentencing curriculum. The model curriculum is designed to help judges use evidence‐based sentencing strategies to decrease the number of repeat offenders and increase safety in their communities.