What constitutes blended learning? According to the Sloan Consortium, blended learning consists of courses or programs in which 30%-79% of the learning is offered online while the rest is face-to-face.
For many years, The National Judicial College (NJC) has heard from judges about the unavailability of education for judges who have been recently elected or appointed. These judges often take the bench without any formal education other than a briefing from their future court clerks. To remedy this gap in education, the NJC created an online, self-study course for newly elected or appointed general jurisdiction judges to educate them about their new role.
Our brains are remarkably efficient. But what price do we pay for efficiency? Sometimes our brains can lead us terribly astray despite our best intentions—and this can have very real implications for the justice system.
Before I entered the field of judicial education a little less than a year ago, I spent the previous twenty years as a college professor. Teaching was something I had to learn on my own, through trial and error. I would have profited enormously from guidelines and suggestions of the type provided in these materials.
In February, 2012, the NASJE board established the Karen Thorson Award to honor a NASJE member who has made a significant contribution to both NASJE and judicial branch education nationally.
One of the American Inns of Court recently sponsored a program focused on what it called “threats to the judiciary.” These ranged from examples in rambunctious political debate to media effects on trials to the personal safety of judicial officers.
This Spring 1988 article, Ethics Issues in Judicial Education, by William A. Melone of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, discusses a number of ethics scenarios that could impact a judicial educator.
Please join us in welcoming the following new NASJE members: Ms. Laura Bassein, Senior Attorney, New Mexico Judicial Education Center, University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, NM Ms. Kylie Burke, Conference Coordinator, Texas Justice Court Training Center, Austin, TX Ms. Christine Read more
This issue is really special. Not only will it give you some great articles to read, but we are testing a new format.
Administrative Office of the Courts and ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty San Francisco, CA, Friday, May 11, 2012 Reported by Michael Roosevelt, CJER, California According to the 2012 Judicial Council of California Homeless Court Fact Sheet, homelessness is a Read more
Every four years, Nevada holds a week-long Judicial Leadership Summit for judges from all jurisdictions within the state. The 2012 Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit was held April 30th through May 4th in Las Vegas, and included federal judges from the Read more
The Nevada Supreme Court hosted a delegation from the Egyptian Court of Cassation on May 18th, 2012. The group of four visitors and two interpreters had been invited to the United States through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Read more
The latest SJI News is available at the SJI website. Some of the latest stories (as of this writing): Third Paper Available from the Harvard Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century Immigration & State Courts Initiative Read more