Judicial Edge2019-01-18T11:09:08-07:00

A Game-Changer for the Military Justice System

(Photo by Samuel Morse/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Military judges are experiencing the most comprehensive changes to the military justice system in the history of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

By Commander Paul Casey, U.S. Coast Guard

On January 1, a slew of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice took effect. They came from the recommendations of a group chartered by the secretary of defense in 2013.

February 26th, 2019|

Five steps to help mitigate implicit bias on the bench

By Joseph Sawyer
Director of Online Learning & Faculty Development

  1. 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 that you will not be successful in conquering your biases.

January 28th, 2019|

Reflections from the Bench: You Are Not a Lawyer Anymore

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 what he learned in his many years on the bench “it will allow you to become the best judge you can

January 23rd, 2019|
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