Oregon’s Attorney General to address nearly 100 new judges from across the country

RENO, Nev. (April 1, 2019)— Nearly 100 judges from across the country who are new to the bench  will hear Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum deliver a lecture on “Becoming a Good Judge” Thursday, April 4, at The National Judicial College in Reno.

When: 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 4

Where: The National Judicial College, at the intersection of Evans Ave. and Jodi Drive on the periphery of the University of Nevada, Reno campus

Note: For security reasons, media need to call/email in advance for a pass if they plan to attend this event. Please also let us know if you would like to schedule time to interview the attorney general after her speech.

A former federal prosecutor and retired state court judge, Ms. Rosenblum was first elected to a four-year term at Oregon’s 17thattorney general in 2012 and was re-elected to a second term in 2016. She is the first woman to serve as Oregon’s chief law enforcement official.

During her terms in office she has placed a priority on enforcement of consumer protections and civil rights, and she has advocated for Oregon’s children, seniors, immigrants, crime victims and those saddled with education-related debt. Link to her full bio.

Her talk is part of the College’s twice-annual Justice Jackson Lectures for judges enrolled in the NJC’s flagship General Jurisdiction course for new judges. Previous lecturers in the series, begun in 1964, include Supreme Court Justices Bryon White, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor, and George H.W. Bush, William French Smith and Edwin Meese. The series is named for Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson, who also served as America’s chief prosecutor during the Nuremberg War Trials.


Created more than a half-century ago at the recommendation of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the United States that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country, Indian Country and abroad. Judges served by this nonprofit and nonpartisan institution, based in Reno since 1964, decide well over 95 percent of the cases in the United States.

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