Updates from the 2014 NASJE Annual Conference

The 2014 NASJE Annual Conference is underway. Check here for pictures and updates from the conference.

 

Wednesday, August 6

The 2014 NASJE Annual Conference is wrapping up with a plenary session by Toni Halleen, JD, in which attendees are exploring how lessons from improve comedy can help them be more effective under pressure.

Toni Halleen, JD, presenting the Wednesday, August 6 Plenary Session: Think on the Spot: Effectiveness Under Pressure.

Toni Halleen, JD, presenting the Wednesday, August 6 Plenary Session:
Think on the Spot: Effectiveness Under Pressure.

Toni Halleen, JD, presenting the Wednesday, August 6 Plenary Session: Think on the Spot: Effectiveness Under Pressure.

Toni Halleen, JD, presenting the Wednesday, August 6 Plenary Session:
Think on the Spot: Effectiveness Under Pressure.

 

Tuesday, August 5

Dr. William F. Meinecke, Jr. presents the Tuesday, August 5 afternoon plenary session:

Dr. William F. Meinecke, Jr. presents the Tuesday, August 5 afternoon plenary session:
Law, Justice & Holocaust: How the Courts Failed Germany

The NASJE Business meeting was held during lunch on Tuesday, August 5. President Jill Goski presided over the business meeting and presented Dr. Patricia H. Murrell with the Karen Thorson Award. Attendees heard reports from the Chairs of NASJE committees, approved proposed changes to NASJE Constitution and Bylaws, and elected members to open NASJE Board seats.

Dr. Patricia Murrell leads NASJE Conference attendees in an experiential learning activity.

Dr. Patricia Murrell leads NASJE Conference attendees in an experiential learning activity.

Dr. Patricia H. Murrell receives the Karen Thorson Award.

Dr. Patricia H. Murrell receives the Karen Thorson Award.

NASJE President Jill Goski presents the Karen Thorson Award to Dr. Patricia H. Murrell.

NASJE President Jill Goski presents the Karen Thorson Award to Dr. Patricia H. Murrell.

 

10:50 AM
Dr. Maureen Conner just completed her portion of the morning plenary. During the session, Dr. Conner led participants to think about and discuss their own professional guiding philosophy, mission, values, voice, thinking, acting, competence, and ability to be forward-looking, as well as how these factors impact each participant’s organization and the profession of judicial education as a whole. Participants were divided into groups, and each group reported back on one of the above listed factors. The thoughts that the different groups shared will be collected and presented in a future article for the NASJE News.

Dr. Maureen E. Conner presents the Tuesday morning plenary session: "Judicial Educators as Change Leaders"

Dr. Maureen E. Conner presents the Tuesday morning plenary session: “Judicial Educators as Change Leaders”

Conference attendees chatting prior to the Tuesday morning plenary session.

Conference attendees chatting prior to the Tuesday morning plenary session.

 

 

Monday, August 4

Boarding the trolley back to the hotel after the NASJE reception at Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier.

Boarding the trolley back to the hotel after the NASJE reception at Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier.

Deborah Smith from the National Center for State Courts presents during the "What's Trending and the Vital Role of Judicial Branch Education" session.

Deborah Smith from the National Center for State Courts presents during the “What’s Trending and the Vital Role of Judicial Branch Education” session.

NASJE Attendees discuss the film Fruitvale Station in an afternoon session.

NASJE Attendees discuss the film Fruitvale Station in an afternoon session.

Monday, August 4: Professor Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Cornell Law School, delivers the Plenary Address -- Implicit Bias and the Myth of Equal Justice

Monday, August 4: Professor Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Cornell Law School, delivers the Plenary Address: “Implicit Bias and the Myth of Equal Justice”

Monday, August 4: Conference attendees talking during the morning break.

Monday, August 4: Conference attendees talking during the morning break.

Hon. Dennis Archer, former Mayor of Detroit and former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, delivers the Keynote Address: "Perceptions of Justice & Judicial Education"

Monday, August 4: Hon. Dennis Archer, former Mayor of Detroit and former Michigan Supreme Court Justice delivers the Keynote Address: “Perceptions of Justice & Judicial Education”