From the President – Winter 2012

NASJE President, Joseph Sawyer

NASJE President for 2011-2012, Joseph Sawyer

On behalf of the NASJE executive board, I would like to wish each of you a wonderful 2012. During the New Year, NASJE will increase our educational offerings for our members including web conferences, regional events, and of course, our annual conference scheduled for Boston in August.

Our first web conference of 2012 was held on January 10 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Lee Ann Barnhardt and I presented a one-hour webcast on fundamental adult educational resources that each judicial educator should know. To see a recording of the program, go here.

One of the most significant educational developments for NASJE members is the continuing work of the curriculum committee. Funded by the State Justice Institute, the committee continues to develop model curricula on a variety of topics essential to all judicial educators. Under the leadership of past-president Christy Tull, the committee will be presenting various aspects of the curriculum at our annual conference as well as two live web conferences during the spring of this year.

Speaking of the State Justice Institute, I am pleased to announce that SJI has approved our grant request to support our annual conference. Joan Bishop and all the members of the education committee deserve our thanks for their hard work in securing SJI’s support.

If you have any suggestions for educational topics that you believe NASJE should address, please contact me at sawyer@judges.org. I look forward to hearing from you.