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
By Hon. T. W. Small (Ret.) Note: The following excerpts are from You Are Not a Lawyer Anymore: A Primer for Those Who Want to Be a Good Judge (2018). They appear here with the permission of the author. The book’s foreword states that Judge Small hopes that by sharing
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.
Guest host William Brunson interviews Ed Latessa, PhD, author and professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, on what scientific studies have shown to be effective in criminal justice and preventing recidivism.