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Welcome to the Bench, Week of March 30, 2020

2020-04-06T10:33:10-07:00April 1st, 2020|

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position. Kim Bibb, Circuit Court, Clay, Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett and Crittenden counties, Arkansas Mary Broadaway, Circuit Court, Clay, Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett and Crittenden counties, Arkansas Scott Ellington, Circuit Court, Clay,

Poll finds judges don’t feel prepared to deal with COVID-19

2020-03-23T07:56:49-07:00March 23rd, 2020|

RENO, Nev. (March 12, 2020)— A survey of hundreds of judges nationally found that the majority percentage don’t feel adequately prepared to make judicial decisions involving the coronavirus or a similar public health emergency. The unscientific poll was taken earlier this month by The National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely attended school for

Most judges don’t feel prepared to deal with COVID-19

2020-03-16T12:54:04-07:00March 13th, 2020|

Sign up for the NJC’s free webcast “The Judge’s Role in Responding to a Pandemic,” this Thursday, March 19, at noon Pacific. By Anna-Leigh Firth In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, our Question of the Month for March asked NJC alumni, “Do you feel adequately prepared to make judicial decisions involving the coronavirus or

Welcome to the Bench

2020-03-12T12:05:24-07:00February 11th, 2020|

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position. CORRECTION: Robert Barrett is commissioner of finance for the Department of Commerce and Insurance in Missouri, not Nevada, as was mistakenly reported in the December 2019 Welcome to the Bench. Gregory

Ten Commandments for a Trial Judge

2020-02-04T09:03:22-07:00February 4th, 2020|

By Hon. Mark Milam and Hon. Will Babor Commandment #1:  Thou shalt take thy time with decisions in court. Haste makes waste, and it can sometimes make for bad rulings. Don’t rush. Often an extra moment or two – even the lunch break – is the difference between a right or

Arraigning the Grinch

2019-12-20T12:25:56-07:00December 20th, 2019|

By Anna-Leigh Firth Just in time for some “Grinch-mas” holiday fun, our December Question of the Month asked NJC judges to calculate how many laws, ordinances, regulations, etc. the Grinch (or the Whos) violate in Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”