Transition to the Bench

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.