2011 Conference Recap

Education Topics and Tools for Staff and Judicial Officers

The attendees discussed several topics: distance learning, curriculum development vs. event-based planning, participation of committees of court managers and staff in governance and education planning, use by attendees at education programs of an electronic device such as a BlackBerry.

Minutes of the International Committee Meeting

About a dozen people from NASJE and NACM reported on their interests and experiences with foreign judicial organizations during a meeting of the NASJE International Committee at the 2011 NASJE/NACM conference.

NASJE Conference Keynote Address: iCivics

With the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor in attendance, the Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, delivered an inspiring and motivating keynote address to the combined NACM and NASJE participants at the 2011 Annual Conference.

What do Elder Abuse, Drug Treatment Courts and Opinion Writing Have in Common? Judicial Education About Sexual Violence Issues in Unexpected Places

The faculty, Lynn Hecht Schafran and Claudia J. Bayliff, discussed a very disturbing trend: The fact that the verbiage most commonly used to describe consensual sex is written in court decisions, newspaper articles, online blogs, and even spoken in news broadcasts to describe sexual violence against women and children.