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

Most judges don’t feel prepared to deal with COVID-19

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By Anna-Leigh Firth

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, our Question of the Month for March asked NJC alumni, “Do you feel adequately prepared to make judicial decisions involving the coronavirus or a similar public health emergency?”

March 13th, 2020|

Welcome to the Bench

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

CORRECTION: Robert Barrett is commissioner of finance for the Department of Commerce and Insurance in Missouri, not Nevada, as was mistakenly reported in the December 2019 Welcome to the Bench.

Gregory J. Styduhar, District Court, Pueblo County, Colorado
Tanya Brinkley, Circuit Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Bradley Butler, District Court, Breckinridge,

February 11th, 2020|

Ten Commandments for a Trial Judge

By Hon. Mark Milam and Hon. Will Babor

Commandment #1:  Thou shalt take thy time with decisions in court.
Haste makes waste, and it can sometimes make for bad rulings. Don’t rush. Often an extra moment or two – even the lunch break – is the difference between a right or wrong ruling.

Commandment #2:  Thou shalt control the courtroom.
A trial can be a highly emotional event. Keep the courtroom free

February 4th, 2020|

Welcome to the Bench

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

John Cagle, Superior Court Judge, Alaska
Kristen Stohler, Superior Court Judge, Alaska
Lisa C. Arnolds, District Court Judge, Colorado
Nikea T. Bland, District Court Judge, Colorado
Kyle P. Seedorf, District Court Judge, Colorado
Adam Kimball, District Court Judge, Idaho
Ted Tollefson, District Court Judge, Idaho
Marian E. Perkins, Circuit Court Judge, Illinois
Rachel Pickering, District

December 4th, 2019|
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