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The NJC Podcast

Monthly podcast featuring judges, attorneys, professors, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and other noteworthy guests discussing issues relevant to the judiciary.

Electronically Stored Evidence and Information

May 28th, 2019|

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, and also cover the “Dark Web,” emerging technologies, and the Internet of Things.


Courtroom Civility with Judge August Chin

April 15th, 2019|

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.


A Primer on the Hague Convention for State Court Judges

February 1st, 2019|

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.


Two Sides of the Field Look at Drug-Recognition Experts

December 1st, 2018|

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.


Small Claims for Dummies: A Conversation with Legendary Small Claims Court Judge Philip Straniere

November 1st, 2018|

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.



A Conversation about Pretrial Release and the Future of Cash Bail

September 1st, 2018|

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.