Phil Schopick Retires at Year End

Phil Schopick

Phil Schopick

After more than 25 years in Judicial Branch education, Phil Schopick of the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College is retiring.

Phil was editor of NASJE News (the predecessor of our news and information website) for about 10 years and was active in NASJE on the international committee and communications committee.

In Ohio Phil is the education program manager for magistrate education (Ohio elects judges; magistrates are appointed by individual judges), acting judge education, and capital case education. Phil’s career included a large distance learning component: he planned and produced audio and video teleconferences as well as satellite and web-based programs.

Phil says he is retiring, but is not tired. At a minimum, he will focus on his ACT and SAT teaching and tutoring business for high school juniors and seniors, which he has done in person and over the phone for almost 30 years. Everyone is welcome to keep in touch with him at NASJE members can find more contact information for Phil in the member area.

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