Updates from the 2014 NASJE Annual Conference

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

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…

From the Editor

Well, the annual conference of the National Association of State Judicial Educators is upon us. To those of you who will be in Chicago next week for the conference, I want to say that I look forward to seeing you there.…

From the President (Spring 2014)

NASJE President Jill Goski

I’ve always been amazed at how much NASJE as a small professional organization accomplishes. However, until I joined the Board, much of the work and contributions were invisible and I didn’t realize what it takes to sustain NASJE and keep it flourishing into the future. My hope is that through a periodic update from the President, the work of the Board and efforts of NASJE members will be more visible. This update provides only a sample of the tremendous contributions over the past few months.

Looking Back to Look Forward

Over the past several months, the NASJE Board has been moving toward starting a strategic planning process. In February at the Mid-Year Meeting, the Board spent a day with Karen Thorson doing some exercises to start assessing where NASJE is as an organization, where we might want to go in terms of a strategic direction, and possibilities for how to get there.

Introducing National Judicial College President Chad Schmucker

NJC President Chad Schmucker

Chad Schmucker, the State Court Administrator of Michigan, has been chosen to be the eighth president of the National Judicial College. He follows in the footsteps of V. Robert Payant who served as the sixth president of the NJC from 1990-1998 and was also was the State Court Administrator in Michigan.

Law Day — May 1, 2014

Why every vote matters

Law Day was started in 1958 by President Eisenhower to celebrate the rule of law and to educate citizens on how law and legal processes support American freedoms, with an emphasis on the role of courts in our democracy.

Outreach Opportunity: Law Day 2013 – Realizing the Dream

Law Day 2013

In a year that marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the 2013 Law Day theme is particularly apt: “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.”

IOJT: Call for Papers & Education Program Proposals

The 6th Annual International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary announces a call for the submission of proposals for a paper or a conference education presentation related to improving the administration of justice by means of effective and innovative…