Photo: The author, far right, with staff and team leaders of the group monitoring a peace agreement in South Sudan By Hon. Larry G. Sage (Ret.) My first entry into the cafeteria at a U.N. mission in South Sudan reminded me of the cantina scene in the original Star Wars
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our February Question of the Month asked NJC alumni what their No. 1 suggestion was for getting more judges to attend our courses.
This word picture shows the last names of faculty who volunteered their time (1,534 hours!) to teach for the NJC in 2017. The picture shows only those who taught five or more hours in 2017 (106 individuals). The bigger the name, the more hours taught. This picture does not reflect the additional 72 individuals who
By Judge Toni Boone Judge T. E. Page was shot and killed outside his home in Cedar Lake, Indiana, near the Chicago metropolitan area, on Wednesday, August 15. He was shot by 83-year-old William Landske, husband of the late Indiana State Senator Sue Landske. Judge Page had been the couple’s friend and attorney for over
By Judge Lee Sinclair Faculty Council Chair You are considering a donation to The National Judicial College. Now you find out that you are no longer going to receive a charitable tax deduction because of the new federal tax plan that took effect in 2018. You want to be charitable, but you still would like
By Judge Robert McBeth Thomas K. Clancy is a nationally recognized expert on the Fourth Amendment and cyber crime. For the many of us who teach Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, Professor Clancy is the person we look to as the expert in this field. He frequently organizes and lectures at judicial
By Judge Kristi Harrington Faculty Forum Co-Editor The College honored – and surprised – two faculty members this past year with the V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence. On October 4, 2018, Judge Jennifer Gee was recognized for her more than 24 years of teaching at the National Judicial College. NJC President Benes Z.
Judge James Garbolino discusses the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the treaty’s application to state court judges. U.S. state court judges are empowered to enforce the treaty’s provisions when one parent abducts their child in search of a more sympathetic court in a different nation.
By Joseph Sawyer Director of Online Learning & Faculty Development Don’t even start until you can admit this to yourself No human being is unbiased. You have to acknowledge that you are not the exception to this rule. You also must be highly motivated to overcome your biases. Without strong internal motivation, research tells us