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Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges

April 25-28, 2016 | Location Napa, CA | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course is designed to provide appellate judges with advanced topics in opinion writing, small group dynamics and collaborative decision-making, law clerk/staff management, how to get the most during oral argument, ethics as they pertain to appellate judges, and other topics of interest to the experienced appellate judge. In addition to structured, interactive presentations from faculty, participants will have several opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

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Why should I take this course?

As an experienced appellate judge, you may want to build your skills around reaching consensus with your colleagues, managing your staff, improving your writing skills by tailoring your opinions to your audience with brevity and clarity, and exploring the intersection where technology and ethics meet.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate how the structure of the appellate court and their personal activities might affect public trust and confidence in the justice system.
  • Practice techniques that improve leadership in developing positive, collaborative relationships with their colleagues on the appellate bench.
  • Analyze appellate issues in a logical and well-thought-out manner.

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for appellate judges who have been working in an appellate court for at least three years.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Faculty members are experienced appellate judges and experts in communication, small-group dynamics, and staff management.

How is this course taught?

This course is taught with a mix of interactive large group discussion, small group discussion, and lecture.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

This course, developed with the extensive input of experienced appellate judges, provides advanced studies in opinion writing, small group dynamics and collaborative decision-making, law clerk/staff management, how the get the most during oral argument, ethics as they pertain to appellate judges, and other topics of interest. In addition to the structured, interactive presentations by faculty, participants will have several opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

The hotel for this course will be the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. Visit the hotel’s website to learn more about the beautiful Napa Valley wine terrain, the 400 nearby wineries that are open for tours and tasting, and the restaurants and fitness center.

The group room rate is $179 per night (plus applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 14.065%) for single or double occupancy. This special rate will be available until March 25, 2016, unless our room block is filled earlier. Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions.

Click here to book online, or call (866) 263-1462 and reference “National Judicial College.”

This course qualifies as in elective for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Appellate Judicial Skills discipline.

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