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
UPDATED: April 13, 2020 ORIGINAL: March 11, 2020 Dear Judges: The leadership of the NJC continues to review information about COVID-19 and consider every contingency to determine a course of action that is in the best interests of our students, our faculty and our staff. As of now, all in-person classes scheduled through June 20
By Anna-Leigh Firth The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has identified a common plea-bargain practice called “masking” as a serious and longstanding traffic safety issue. But most judges don’t even know what the term means, according to our monthly emailed survey.
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
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
Judges remain skeptical on whether artificial intelligence can make decisions more fairly than they can
By Anna-Leigh Firth Do you think artificial intelligence – having computers and algorithms offer advice in bail and sentencing decisions – holds promise for eliminating bias from those decisions?
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.”
Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position. John Cagle, Superior Court Judge, Alaska Kristen Stohler, Superior Court Judge, Alaska Lisa C. Arnolds, District Court Judge, Colorado Nikea T. Bland, District Court Judge, Colorado Kyle P. Seedorf, District Court