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Judges, go public the week of March 5

February 16th, 2017|

National Judicial Outreach Week, a campaign to engage the public about the judiciary, will be held for the first time March 5-11, 2017. The event is an initiative by the American Bar Association Judicial Division.

Writing isn’t enough, you need this other skill

February 16th, 2017|

By NJC Distinguished Prof. Ron Hofer Whether you knew it then or not, the day you showed up for the first day of law school was the day you signed on to be a professional writer. Moreover, the day you become an appellate judge you become a professional editor—not only

Judges are feeling less respected

February 16th, 2017|

The survey results are in, and we’re sad to report that nearly two-thirds of judges feel that their standing with the public has deteriorated. Earlier this month our Question of the Month debuted by asking NJC alumni if they felt the public’s esteem for judges had risen, declined, or stayed the same in the past

Giving it all away

February 16th, 2017|

By Judge Don Ash Change has always made me feel uncomfortable. I like to know which path I am choosing, where the path is going, and what path is next. I have applied the same philosophy as a trial judge. The best days on the bench for me are those

Name that Courthouse – February 2017

February 16th, 2017|

This historic courthouse, named for its county, was built in 1891 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The women of this county formed the only female cavalry company on either side in the Civil War. The famous Scopes Monkey Trial took place here in 1925. The bottom floor

Name that Courthouse Answer – February 2017

February 16th, 2017|

Answer: Rhea County Courthouse, Dayton, Tenn.   Impaired Driving Case Essentials covers everything from traffic stops to sentencing Offered May 8-11, 2017, in Reno, NV. There are a limited number of full tuition and travel ($500) scholarships available to qualifying judges who hear traffic cases. For more information, please contact Rebecca Bluemer, bluemer@judges.org