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12/31/2021

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Reflection: Can a Judge Say I Love You? | New York Law Journal
12/29/2021
Reflection: Can a Judge Say I Love You? | New York Law Journal

Reflection: Can a Judge Say I Love You? | New York Law Journal

Can a Judge Say I Love You? I’ll get straight to the point. We can, we must, we should, and we do “say” I love you in myriad ways, if not with literal words than with our actions.

2021: An eventful 50th year for NCSC
12/29/2021
2021: An eventful 50th year for NCSC

2021: An eventful 50th year for NCSC

2021: An eventful 50th year for NCSC National Center for State Courts sent this bulletin at 12/29/2021 10:00 AM EST DECEMBER 29, 2021 2021: An eventful 50th year for NCSC As the year comes to a close, NCSC reflects back on a busy 50th year in our commitment to promoting the rule of law and improving...

12/28/2021

How to recognize the signs of cognitive impairments in lawyers and understand the best ways to help: https://ambar.org/tctvtj

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12/27/2021

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The Arizona courts, led by the Arizona Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts, have initiated a number of programs and reforms to improve court services for people living with mental illness. In particular, Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) mapping workshops and increased mental health training for judges and court staff have helped. Arizona can serve as an example to other states looking to engage court staff and stakeholders to address these important issues. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3F1fKuU.

12/26/2021

Spreading Holiday Cheer at Albany County Family Court
Albany, New York

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, Albany County Family Court Judge Susan Kushner and members of her staff collaborated with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to provide a festive Christmas event for Family Drug Treatment Court participants. CASA donated excess gifts they received from Toys for Tots, and with a few more gifts donated from the Judge and Chambers’ staff.

L to R: Cheryl Vallee, Executive Director of CASA for the Capital Region; Rhonda Vaughn, CASA Program Director; Santa; Hon. Susan Kushner.

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12/25/2021

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Rural communities face unique challenges that impact their ability to deliver fair and equitable justice. Despite these challenges, rural communities rely on their many strengths to address the needs of their residents. This year, NCSC, in partnership with Rulo Strategies and the State Justice Institute, launched the Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC) to showcase the strengths of rural communities and highlight the cross-sector collaboration that is a hallmark of rural justice systems. To learn more, visit www.ruraljusticecollaborative.org.

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12/24/2021

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Professional education is key to improving court operations. Last year, NCSC's Institute for Court Management (ICM) changed the way it educated court professionals by offering more than 65 virtual courses, serving over 2,000 participants. Courses focused on court leadership and management concepts, case management, human resources management, court performance standards and more.

Registration for 2022 classes is now open. View the course catalog at: https://bit.ly/3a5yGf5.

Dispensing Justice from a Distance: Journal of the NYS Courts During the 2020-2021 Pandemic - Historical Society of the ...
12/23/2021
Dispensing Justice from a Distance: Journal of the NYS Courts During the 2020-2021 Pandemic - Historical Society of the New York Courts

Dispensing Justice from a Distance: Journal of the NYS Courts During the 2020-2021 Pandemic - Historical Society of the New York Courts

THE COURTS NEVER CLOSED March 25, 2020Establishment of Virtual Courts in NYCChief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks observe one of the first virtual arraignments of the NYC Criminal Court.May 18, 2020Courthouses Across the State Begin Gradual Reopening ProceduresFa...

Engaging EU Leadership in Responding to Attacks on the Independence of European Judges|CEELI Institute – Central and Eas...
12/21/2021
Engaging EU Leadership in Responding to Attacks on the Independence of European Judges|CEELI Institute – Central and Eastern European Law Initiative

Engaging EU Leadership in Responding to Attacks on the Independence of European Judges|CEELI Institute – Central and Eastern European Law Initiative

In October, the CEELI Institute co-sponsored and hosted a high-level roundtable on threats to judicial independence in Europe with the Czech Union of Judges, in conjunction with the Union’s Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker for the event was Vera Jourova, Vice President of the European Commission fo...

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12/21/2021

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NCSC has launched the Eviction Diversion Initiative (EDI) to help state courts reform the way they handle eviction cases. Court leaders have until January 21, 2022 to apply for grants, which will be used to transform eviction courts into problem-solving courts that emphasize holistic, sustainable and community-driven solutions to housing problems. Apply today at: https://bit.ly/3p2f2bu.

Our very own Chair-Elect, Judge Andra Sparks, joins the #GavelTalks podcast this week for a frank discussion of how mode...
12/21/2021

Our very own Chair-Elect, Judge Andra Sparks, joins the #GavelTalks podcast this week for a frank discussion of how modern municipal & misdemeanor courts are focused on being user friendly community-based justice alternatives. https://americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/gavel_talks/season-3/front-porch-justice

Our very own Chair-Elect, Judge Andra Sparks, joins the #GavelTalks podcast this week for a frank discussion of how modern municipal & misdemeanor courts are focused on being user friendly community-based justice alternatives. https://americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/gavel_talks/season-3/front-porch-justice

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12/20/2021

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Rural communities face unique challenges that impact their ability to deliver fair and equitable justice. Despite these challenges, rural communities rely on their many strengths to address the needs of their residents. This year, NCSC, in partnership with Rulo Strategies and the State Justice Institute, launched the Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC) to showcase the strengths of rural communities and highlight the cross-sector collaboration that is a hallmark of rural justice systems. To learn more, visit www.ruraljusticecollaborative.org.

JD Programs & Events: Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Proceedings, Midyear, and More
12/15/2021
JD Programs & Events: Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Proceedings, Midyear, and More

JD Programs & Events: Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Proceedings, Midyear, and More

Honing your skills as an advocate is crucial to your success, and getting the view from the bench is the best way to understand the right steps to take. The ABA's Bench & Bar Academy is the perfect place for you to build your advocacy skills, with our diverse panels of judges delivering expert advic...

TODAY: Poll results – What judges most want this holiday season
12/13/2021
TODAY: Poll results – What judges most want this holiday season

TODAY: Poll results – What judges most want this holiday season

Our December Question of the Month asked judges which of the following they’d most enjoy receiving during the holiday season: a new gavel, a new robe, a new chair, new attorneys or something else.

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12/12/2021

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12/10/2021

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Webinar: Healing to Wellness Courts: Keeping Families Together

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
4pm ET/ 3pm CT/ 2pm MT/ 1pm PT/ 12 AKT

Register in advance for this meeting:
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Special Guest Speakers:
Rosemary Manrique, Healing to Wellness Manager of The Pueblo of Santa Ana and
Mandi Moon, Healing to Wellness Coordinator for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

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12/08/2021

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Last year, the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators (CCJ/COSCA) pledged to improve a system in which “too many persons, especially persons of color, lack confidence in the fairness of our courts and our criminal justice system.” From there, NCSC’s Blueprint for Racial Justice initiative was born.

NCSC also announced a two-pronged plan to establish a racial justice resource center and develop a data-driven tool to guide court leaders. The Blueprint for Racial Justice steering committee workgroups are focused on fairness and awareness, systemic change, communication and implementation and increasing the diversity of the bench, bar and workforce. Learn more: www.ncsc.org/racialjustice.

Join the Judicial Division at the ABA Midyear Meeting
12/08/2021
Join the Judicial Division at the ABA Midyear Meeting

Join the Judicial Division at the ABA Midyear Meeting

The Judicial Division invites you to connect with colleagues, volunteer with our outreach efforts, and celebrate achievements in the legal profession at the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting.

Reminder: When the rental assistance runs out webinar
12/08/2021
Reminder: When the rental assistance runs out webinar

Reminder: When the rental assistance runs out webinar

Reminder: When the rental assistance runs out webinar National Center for State Courts sent this bulletin at 12/08/2021 09:00 AM EST When the rental assistance runs out: The future of eviction diversion Many jurisdictions across the country have exhausted their federal Emergency Rental Assistance fu...

NCSCJ member and #GavelTalks Host Richard Ginkowski talks with Judge Rod Souza about #ICWA courts and the challenges Nat...
12/07/2021

NCSCJ member and #GavelTalks Host Richard Ginkowski talks with Judge Rod Souza about #ICWA courts and the challenges Native American children face in the justice system.https://www.americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/gavel_talks/season-3/montana-icwa-court

NCSCJ member and #GavelTalks Host Richard Ginkowski talks with Judge Rod Souza about #ICWA courts and the challenges Native American children face in the justice system.https://www.americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/gavel_talks/season-3/montana-icwa-court

12/07/2021

🎁🎄 Niech Św. Mikołaj przyniesie nam wszystkim zdrowie, spokój i zgodę!

🎄W 2019 roku Iustitia Oddział Wielkopolski i poznańscy prawnicy zainscenizowali magiczny proces sądowy. Św. Mikołaj i poznański Gwiazdor - który przynosi prezenty dzieciom w Wielkopolsce - kłócili się o to, który z nich może używać czerwonego stroju i działać na lokalnym rynku.

🎄Panowie zawarli wówczas przed sądem ugodę - Św. Mikołaj obiecał nawet pożyczać Gwiazdorowi zaprzęg z reniferami, a Gwiazdor zaproponował pomoc w roznoszeniu prezentów.

Sędzia 👉Bartłomiej Przymusiński, orzekający w jednym z poznańskich sądów, mówił wtedy tak:

🎄„Chcemy pokazać dzieciom, jaka jest rola sądów - że sądu niekoniecznie należy się bać, że jeżeli nie można się z kimś dogadać, to sąd powinien tę sprawę rozstrzygnąć sprawiedliwie. Ale chcemy też pokazać, że nawet jeżeli się z kimś pokłóciliśmy, to także można zakończyć sprawę porozumieniem."

🎄Poznańska sędzia 👉Monika Frąckowiak dodawała: "ma być zabawa, ale też przez zabawę edukujemy dzieci, młodzież i również nauczycieli. Pokazujemy, że sąd nie jest jakimś strasznym miejscem. Jest miejscem, które służy do rozwiązywania konfliktów."

🎁🎄Ani sądy, ani sędziowie nie są "problemem do rozwiązania". Sędziowie i sądy są po to, by problemy rozwiązywać. I tego też niech nas dzisiaj uczą - poznański Gwiazdor i Św. Mikołaj 😉

Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts
12/07/2021
Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts

Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts

With courthouses shuttered by COVID-19, civil legal systems in nearly every state moved quickly to adopt new tools to support online operation—a decisive response that enabled millions of Americans to access the courts and resolve legal issues despite the pandemic. But like any transformative chan...

Space is Limited, Register Now: Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law
12/06/2021
Space is Limited, Register Now: Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

Space is Limited, Register Now: Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

Only a few slots remain for this two-part event featuring judges and legal experts from the frontlines around the world, so register now! Our panelists will discuss the importance of judicial independence to the rule of law, which is indispensable to democracy. In part one, panelists will describe c...

New *Tiny Chat*: The Case of the Online Judge
12/06/2021
New *Tiny Chat*: The Case of the Online Judge

New *Tiny Chat*: The Case of the Online Judge

New *Tiny Chat*: The Case of the Online Judge National Center for State Courts sent this bulletin at 12/06/2021 09:26 AM EST Tiny Chat: The Case of the Online Judge Hey there, cool cats-- Judge Scott Schlegel is the latest recipient of NCSC's prestigious William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excel...

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12/03/2021

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On this day in 1962, Edith Spurlock Sampson was sworn in as the first Black female judge by election. After graduating from the New York University School of Social Work, one of Sampson's professors urged her to go to law school. She went on to become the first woman to receive a Master of Law degree from Loyola University, and eventually one of the first women admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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