At the NJC’s founding in 1963, some legal professionals worried that if judges sought out further education it would be like admitting their own inadequacy. Today many states provide an orientation to new judges, and military judges must attend and graduate from a three-week intensive training course, but no national standards exist for what
We decided to have a little fun with our Question of the Month and Reflections from the Bench articles this December. For our monthly survey, we asked NJC alumni how they would have ruled if they had presided over the case in the movie Miracle on 34th Street.
In the spirit of togetherness and sharing, we made Reflections from the Bench a group effort this month, asking judges to share their stories about judging over the holidays. We received more than a dozen stories, including one mirroring the plot of Miracle on 34th Street. Many other judges shared stories about releasing inmates over
Answer: William Howard Taft Taft long coveted a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court and had little desire for elective office. Yet, he’d become president of the United States before achieving his goal of leading the highest court. Taft served as solicitor general of the United States before being appointed as secretary of
Dear Model Code,I’m a member of the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that supports the local ballet company. Can I encourage people to buy tickets to this month’s production of The Nutcracker? To what extent am I allowed to aid in the ballet’s promotion?Sincerely, Hon. Sugar Plum Sponsor
The Seneca Nation of Indians has issued an RFP for special counsel legal services for the Nation’s Peacemakers Court, the trial level court. Interested attorneys are invited to submit a letter of interest, statement of qualifications, and a detailed rate and service proposal to the Court Administrator. Proposals are due Friday, December 22, 2017. The
By Bryan Walker I have witnessed many talented faculty members impede learning by unintentionally not allowing enough time for participants to answer a question.