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Annual Conference Scholarships

The NASJE Board is happy to announce that we are offering five scholarships for members who would like to attend the conference but need some financial assistance to do so. The scholarships consist of a waiver of the $495 conference registration fee. The deadline for application is Friday, August 14.

NASJE Member Kudos

Nancy Smith

The National Center for State Courts just published the 2015 installment of “Trends in State Courts.”  Several of the national court leaders published in the 2015 Trends in State Courts have connections to NASJE: Former NASJE Vice President and current…

Calls for Proposals

Here are a couple of calls for proposals for upcoming conferences related to the Courts. If you have a great presentation, why not share? 2016 COURT SAFETY & SECURITY CONFERENCE The conference will be held March 1-3, 2016, in Appleton, Wisconsin. The…

Western and Midwest Regions to Host Webinar

Joseph Sawyer of the Western Region and Tony Simones of the Midwest region will lead a webinar to discuss and share the pros and cons of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for judicial branch education on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at…

From the President (Summer 2015)

Kelly Tait

There’s a lot going on in our organization. We’re happy to let you know there’s an opportunity for NASJE to get small donations at no cost to you if you shop on Amazon.com. The AmazonSmile program was developed as a way for Amazon to support their customers’ favorite charitable organizations.

Creating Presence in the Age of Continual Change: Judicial Educators Leading the Edge

Dr. Maureen Conner

In 1995, I wrote an article for NASJE News titled “Creating Presence”. I heard from many colleagues about how helpful the concepts were in establishing the importance of education in the courts. Now, two decades later, creating presence is even more important. External forces that will not abate increasingly drive contemporary change. Directly meeting the challenges of change with a clear vision and unified voice is required to thrive in what will likely be a very exciting and frustrating time.

Diane Cowdrey: Navigating Judicial Education in Great Change

Diane Cowdrey

The NASJE Communications Committee will endeavor to periodically feature a spotlight on a NASJE member who has demonstrated tremendous efforts while “Navigating Judicial Education in Great Change.” The Committee members have voted to highlight NASJE member Diane Cowdrey (CA) who led the restructuring of the Center for Judiciary Education and Research (CJER) during the meltdown of the economy and the fiscal crisis for California’s judicial branch beginning in early 2008. Diane is the Director of CJER, in the Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council of California.

From the President (Spring 2015)

NASJE President Kelly Tait

A lot has been going on with the Board and many of our committees. One very recent change is that we have a new Board member. Cynthia Davis, our Southeastern Region Director, has stepped down due to some family priorities. I have appointed Dan Rettig, Senior Attorney in the Florida OSCA Court Education office, as the new Southeastern Region Director. Members of the Southeastern Region will be hearing from Dan soon.