Currently, I serve as the Chief Judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals (since January 9, 2017). I’ve served as: Court of Appeals Judge (2011-Present); Overland Park Municipal Judge (1991-2011); Assistant U.S. Attorney-District of Kansas (1989-1991); and First Assistant City Attorney (1982-1989).
In my pre-family days I was a computer programmer turned systems analyst for Stanislaus County (California) working with the district attorney’s office and the jails (booking/release) system. Post family, I worked 13 years as a school secretary at a private Christian school (pre-K to eighth grade) in Modesto, California.
The prevalence of violence against judges has been escalating in American society. Judges are at risk because they are perceived to threaten people’s family or home life, their income or employment, and their pride or self-image. The common-sense advice that follows can help keep you safe.
By Gordon Zimmerman, Ph.D., and William Brunson, Esq.
The panel format is one of the most frequently used methods in in-state judicial education conferences and seminars. Unfortunately, the format is also often one of the least satisfying methods for participants because the panelists don’t develop specific learning objectives.