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. He was also a member of the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism and Civility from 2002 -2015. Judge Chin is a sympathetic and genuine jurist, and uses his life experiences to relate to the litigants appearing in his court. Here, he shares his tips for maintaining civility in YOUR court.
Judge James Garbolino discusses the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the treaty’s application to state court judges. U.S. state court judges are empowered to enforce the treaty’s provisions when one parent abducts their child in search of a more sympathetic court in a different nation.
Guest host William Brunson interviews Ed Latessa, PhD, author and professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, on what scientific studies have shown to be effective in criminal justice and preventing recidivism.
Drug-Recognition Experts (DREs) are law enforcement officers with specialized training on identifying the influence of alcohol, other drugs, combinations of alcohol and other drugs, and injury/illness in drivers. Listen to this podcast to hear more about DREs from the perspective of a defense attorney and a prosecutor.
Judge Straniere, Staten Island small claims judge, author of “Small Claims for Dummies”, and longtime NJC faculty, shares some of his best tips for handling self-represented litigants, ensuring procedural fairness, and running an efficient small claims docket.
Jerry Brown recently signed a bill eliminating cash bail in the state of California. Are you wondering about the future of pretrial release in YOUR jurisdiction? In this episode of The NJC Podcast, our host Joseph Sawyer calls up two experts, Michael Jones of Pinnacle Justice Consulting, and Timothy Schnacke from The Center of Legal and Evidence-Based Practices. Between the two of them, Mike and Tim have decades of pretrial release and detention experience.