It will probably come as no surprise that most judges surveyed say they like wearing a judicial robe.
Traffic fatalities have increased by 14 percent over the past two years, the most for a two-year period in more than half a century, according to the National Safety Council. Last year alone, more than 40,000 people died in traffic accidents.
Judge Margarita Bernal has taught Special Court Jurisdiction, regular and advanced, 24 times and will make it 25 in June. She was the first Latina ever appointed to her Tucson, Arizona, municipal court bench and served 26 years before taking early retirement in 2011.
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 of your own work but of others as well.
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 10 years. Of the more than 1,400 judges who responded, 63 percent said they thought it
The search has commenced for the next president and chief executive officer of The National Judicial College, the nation’s most influential institute for the continued education of judges.