Tag: Summer 2012

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.

Judicial Balance: Lessons for Law and Life

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.

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…

From The Editor

This issue is really special. Not only will it give you some great articles to read, but we are testing a new format.

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…

Justice Anthony Kennedy Addresses Nevada Judiciary

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…

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…