Taking the Bench: An Online Course for New General Jurisdiction Judges

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.

Thumbs up for NASJE’s new curriculum resource

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.

The 2012 Karen Thorson Award

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.

Transitions – Summer 2012

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

2012 Homelessness Summit

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

SJI News

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