Retired Judge Sherrill A. Ellsworth, an NJC alumna and faculty member, has come up with a technology solution to a problem traditionally handled with french fries. Ellsworth, a former presiding judge of the Superior Court in Riverside County, California, also served nine years as a family court judge. Family court judges have long suggested that parties to
By Nancy Neal Yeend Many mediation skills can be beneficial in any justice system. Here are a few that you may be able to apply to your bench today, regardless of where you serve.
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Fresh off the press—this procedural fairness bench card was published last Thursday. We invite you to print it to keep in your chambers or share with your colleagues.
Dear Model Code: Good news: I’ve become a judge! After being a lawyer for a government agency five years, the same agency hired me as an administrative law judge. Bad news: One of the first items on my docket is a case I previously served as counsel for during its beginning stages. Does the Model
Answer: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. One of the country’s most influential common law judges, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. became the oldest justice ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member of the court for nearly 30 years and retired at the age of 90 in
By Hon. Evelyn Baker (Ret.) This piece originally appeared in the opinion section of The Washington Post. It is republished here with permission from the author. “You will die in the Department of Corrections.” Those are the words I spoke as a trial judge in 1997 when I sentenced Bobby