Nearly half of all judges who participated in our monthly survey of NJC alumni indicated they have suffered from secondary traumatic stress. And the actual percentage of judges who are traumatized could be even higher, according to one expert in the field.
By Don Tomlinson, Esq.
1. Speak in soundbites
If you want to get your message across, be the master of making your point in 10 to 15 seconds. There once was a time in television news when interviewees were allowed to speak for 30 to 45 seconds or even longer. That time frame has decreased to keep pace with viewer attention spans that are shorter and
Judicial Edge has a new feature – the Learn Now button. Click the button in each issue to access one of the more than 100 educational pieces and resources available through NJC On-Demand.
In the wake of last month’s shooting of an Ohio judge, who returned fire, our September Question of the Month email survey of NJC alumni asked simply, “Do you carry a gun?”
Five Do’s and Five Don’ts
By Judge Don R. Ash
NJC profile: Steve Smith
When he first started in private practice in 1977, Steve Smith called himself an “accidental lawyer.”