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A tribute to Professor Tom Clancy, Fourth Amendment guru

2019-02-13T14:38:16-07:00February 7th, 2019|

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

A Primer on the Hague Convention for State Court Judges

2019-02-01T11:17:11-07:00February 1st, 2019|

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.

Welcome to the Bench

2019-01-31T13:23:41-07:00January 31st, 2019|

Congratulations to the  following judges and commissioners who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

Five steps to help mitigate implicit bias on the bench

2019-01-29T15:00:36-07:00January 28th, 2019|

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

Is judging still an attractive job? It is to one group

2019-01-22T10:19:50-07:00January 18th, 2019|

By Anna-Leigh Firth These days you’ll often hear judges raise concerns about crushing dockets, the isolation of the job, being the target of vicious attack ads during election campaigns, negative media accounts, and disrespect and interference from the political branches, among others.