NJC Press Releases
RENO, Nev. – Retired California Superior Court Judge Peggy Fulton Hora has received the 2017 V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence from The National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest and largest judicial educator.
Reno, NV – Inspired by a recent appeal by philanthropist and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, The National Judicial College is launching a judge-centered initiative to confront the opioid crisis, Put Opioid Addiction Away for Life.
RENO, Nev. – A former Senior Vice President of a major insurer and Assistant District Attorney of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Kim Dean Hogrefe has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of The National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest and largest institution of judicial education.
Please honor Bill Robinson for his lifelong commitment to the rule of law and the judiciary by contributing to a legacy endowment that will provide scholarships for ABA Judicial Division members to attend courses at The National Judicial College.
RENO, Nev. – The National Judicial College has selected United States Coast Guard Capt. Benes Z. Aldana, chief trial judge of the U.S. Coast Guard, as its president and new leader of the nation’s most influential institute for the continuing education of judges.
RENO, Nev. — An endowment fund has been created to honor former National Judicial College Board Chair and retiring Nevada District Court Judge Janet Berry.
RENO, Nev. (March 16, 2017) – The National Judicial College and Mrs. Dale Raggio unveiled a bust of late Nevada state Senator William J. Raggio on Wednesday at the College. The bronze sculpture will remain in the NJC’s lobby, preserving Raggio’s legacy and support of the NJC.
DENVER, Col. (March 9, 2017) — The National Judicial College (NJC) will honor Colorado Senior Judge W. Terry Ruckriegle and global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in April with the NJC’s Advancement of Justice Award. Greenberg Traurig executives Brian L. Duffy, Cesar L. Alvarez, Hilarie Bass, Ernest LaMont Greer and Larry J. Hoffman will receive individual awards along with Judge Ruckriegle.
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.
The National Judicial College will present an alumni and donor event in Washington, D.C., on March 27 featuring a short speech on the timely issue of judicial independence.
Fourteen Immigration Court judges, including Chief Immigration Judge MaryBeth Keller, were at The National Judicial College this week taking the College’s course in managing courts, dockets and personnel.
Board of Trustees to match gifts received for endowment
RENO, Nev. – The National Judicial College has established the Hon. V. Robert Payant Endowment to honor Judge Payant, the College’s first president. The endowment will provide a legacy for him at the NJC while supporting the College’s mission.
Project REAL to bring educational programs to Washoe County
RENO, Nev. – The National Judicial College is partnering with Project REAL (Relevant Education About the Law), a Las Vegas-based civic education program that teaches Nevada students the importance of the law.
The Kansas Supreme Court has selected Judge Karen Arnold-Burger to serve as chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Judge Arnold-Burger received The National Judicial College’s 2016 V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence. She is an alumnus of the NJC and has been a member of the faculty since 2000. She was first appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2011.
RENO, Nev. – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, The National Judicial College has announced an AmazonSmile Foundation fundraising program to benefit the NJC through purchases on Amazon.
AmazonSmile allows shoppers to designate a nonprofit organization to receive 0.5 percent of their purchase of eligible items. The donation is at no cost to the shopper or the NJC.
To benefit the NJC, begin your shopping at Smile.Amazon.com and select
RENO, Nev. – Hon. Karen Arnold-Burger of the Kansas Court of Appeals has received the 2016 V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence, the National Judicial College (NJC) announced on Tuesday. Judge Arnold-Burger will be presented with the award on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan.
Arnold-Burger is the 27th recipient of the Payant Award, which has been given annually since 1988 and is presented at
RENO, Nev. – An unprecedented number of American voters will be casting their ballots on marijuana policies this November. In the upcoming elections, five states will vote on legalized recreational marijuana use and an additional four states will vote on medical marijuana.
Recent data suggests public opinion to be tipping in favor of easing restrictions on the drug. According to the Washington Post, the latest polling shows that the public is
RENO, Nev. – A panel discussion on the opioid epidemic and current drug issues in the United States will be streamed live at 5:30 p.m. PST on Monday, Oct. 10 from Las Vegas. The panel discussion, Drugs in America Today, is sponsored by The National Judicial College (NJC).
Topics will include evidence-based treatment options for the courts and communities, efforts to limit the opioid epidemic and important lessons for addicts and
RENO, Nev. – The National Judicial College (NJC) President Chad C. Schmucker was presented with the Chief Justice Richard W. Holmes Award of Merit, the American Judges Association (AJA) announced Monday, Sept. 26 at its annual conference in Toronto.
RENO, Nev. – Chad C. Schmucker, President of The National Judicial College (NJC), announced his retirement today after three years of leading the nation’s most influential institute for the continuing education of judges.
RENO, Nev. – Hon. Reggie B. Walton, who has presided over numerous prominent cases in his career, will speak at The National Judicial College on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia will address “Handling High-Profile Cases”.
RENO, Nev. – An overview of the opioid epidemic in the United States will be presented by drug addiction experts in a free, public panel discussion in Las Vegas on Monday, Oct. 10. The panel discussion, Drugs in America Today, is sponsored by The National Judicial College (NJC).
The Nevada Supreme Court will hold oral arguments at The National Judicial College on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the NJC’s Model Courtroom at the University of Nevada, Reno. Two arguments will be held that day at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. PT.
Governor Brian Sandoval has invited National Judicial College President Chad Schmucker to speak at the Governor’s Drug Abuse Prevention Summit on Thursday, Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.