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Why summary jury trials haven’t caught on with most judges

2019-04-16T12:21:37-07:00April 16th, 2019|

By Anna-Leigh Firth Nearly 9 out 10 NJC alumni responding to this month’s one-question survey said they do not employ summary jury trials. Various reasons were given, but the majority who left comments had never heard of the technique or, if they had heard of it, they considered it to be a waste of time.

Courtroom Civility with Judge August Chin

2019-04-15T12:03:10-07:00April 15th, 2019|

Our guest in today’s podcast, Judge Augustus Chin, was appointed to the Holladay, Utah, Justice Court in August 2011. Before coming to the bench, Judge Chin worked at the US Embassy in his home country of Jamaica, a planner at an Army Depot, a law clerk and bailiff, a prosecutor, and a criminal defense attorney.

Welcome to the Bench

2019-05-03T08:54:29-07:00March 27th, 2019|

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position. Spiro Cheriogotis, Circuit Court, Alabama Brandy Hambright, Circuit Court, Alabama S. Wesley Pipes V, Circuit Court, Alabama Tim Dickerson, Superior Court, Arizona Andrea Eddy, Denver County Court, Colorado Marcus S. Henson,

College’s first Emeritus Trustees have ties to San Francisco Giants, Ozzy Osbourne, Arnold Schwarzenegger

2019-03-25T15:45:26-07:00March 25th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anna-Leigh Firth, Communications/Marketing intern annaleighfirth@gmail.com,  775.741.8099 RENO, Nev. (March 12, 2019)— Six prominent professionals, including the former owner of baseball’s San Francisco Giants, the lawyer for heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and the chief policy adviser to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was governor of California, have been honored as the first trustees


2019-03-14T13:12:25-07:00March 14th, 2019|

Contact: Ed Cohen, Director of Communications/Marketing egcohen@judges.org, 775-327-8285 The National Judicial College – the nation’s first college for judges – is launching something unheard of in the United States: a practical course for attorneys who aspire to become judges. The College is currently accepting applications for its first Judicial Academy, which will be held Oct.

Judging in Faith-Filled Jurisdictions

2019-04-01T14:23:04-07:00March 11th, 2019|

Only about half of judges surveyed say religion comes up in their courts, but where it does, it comes up frequently By Anna-Leigh Firth Our March Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if religion ever comes up in their courtrooms.

Judicial Academy Faculty

2019-03-14T12:20:28-07:00March 6th, 2019|

Jake Faleshini Jake Faleschini is the director of the Federal Courts Program at the Center for American Progress. He joined American Progress as the director of the Courts Program for Legal Progress in July 2015. He directs American Progress’ courts strategy, with a principal focus on managing and guiding the Why Courts Matter campaign. He