From the President

NASJE President, Joseph Sawyer

NASJE President for 2011-2012, Joseph Sawyer

Dear NASJE Members,

I hope that each of you has a wonderful spring and summer.

In the coming two months, the Diversity, Access and Fairness Committee and the Website and Technology Committee will present two webcasts.

On Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, the Diversity, Access, and Fairness Committee will bring you the latest research on the impact of implicit bias on the courts. During the webcast, the committee will share with NASJE members ways to reduce the influence of implicit bias.

On Tuesday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, the Website and Technology Committee, working with the Curriculum Committee, will take you on a tour of NASJE’s members only website. During this live tour, you will learn where to find the SJI funded Curriculum Designs and other learning resources. At the end of the June 26 webcast, you will be able to post content on the members only website. NASJE members can share program plans, conference schedules, and teaching techniques using the discussion forums within the members’ only site. You, as a judicial educator, will have an online place to go to discuss new developments in judicial education and share solutions to common problems we all face in our work.

Of course, none of you should forget about our upcoming conference scheduled for August 5-8, 2012. We will be meeting in the historic city of Boston. The education committee has put together an exciting program, which will include Dr. David Kolb discussing his Learning Style Inventory and Learning Circle.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Boston in August.

Warm regards,
Joseph