By Hon. Don Ash This September I will have served on the bench for 25 years. I have presided over divorce trials, medical malpractice lawsuits, sat on appellate panels, and been involved in numerous murder trials, including two death penalty cases. I was honored to be elected president of the
National expert on labor and employment law elected chair of the board of The National Judicial College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 14, 2019) RENO, Nev. — One of the country’s pre-eminent attorneys representing management in labor and employment law issues, Peter Bennett of The Bennett Law Firm of Portland, Maine, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of The National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest and largest institution of judicial
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our monthly one-question survey emailed to NJC alumni in June asked trial judges, “About how often do you disagree with the jury’s verdict?” The choices were: Less than 25 percent of the time 26 to 50 percent of the time 51 to 75 percent of the time More than 75 percent of
By Lieutenant Colonel Andrew R. Norton Although the rules and procedures for military law generally track those of civilian law, the practical differences between civilian and military life have led to some variations.
RENO, Nev. (May 29, 2019)—A survey of hundreds of judges nationally found that the overwhelming percentage believe judges, who are often reticent to comment publicly for fear of having their objectivity questioned, should speak out against attacks on judicial independence.
A new book, The Chief Justices, by former Chicago Bar Association President Dan Cotter profiles the 17 men who have held the title Chief Justice of the United States. In this second of two excerpts (Part I can be read here), we learn about Taney’s tenure as chief and his legacy. The Taney Court When
Almost all of our written communication is now conducted electronically, which can create issues for judges and attorneys trying to manage discovery and evidence. This podcast’s guests, Justice Dan Crothers, North Dakota Supreme Court and Mark Lanterman, CTO of Computer Forensic Services, teach regularly on these topics. They break down complex topics in this conversation,
Chief Justice John Marshall, the nation’s fourth, served thirty-four and a half years in that role. Roger B. Taney, who succeeded Marshall, served for twenty-eight and a half years. The two are the first and second longest serving chief justices. Taney’s tenure would be marked by continued national struggles over the institution of slavery, and
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Program Attorney National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College The National Judicial College (NJC) is a private, not-for-profit organization providing quality continuing education to trial judges, administrative law judges, tribal judges, military judges and court personnel. The College also provides international judicial education. NJC is
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our May Question of the Month asked NJC alumni whether they think judges should speak out against attacks on judicial independence. Out of the 628 judges who responded, nearly 86 percent said “yes.”