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September 2020

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Month: September 2020

Burger Award nominations due

17th Aug 2020

The Warren E. Burger Award recognizes an individual, other than a sitting judge, whose service, over a career or substantial period of time, has significantly contributed to improving the administration of the state courts. Service may be at the local, state, or national level. This prestigious award honors a person who demonstrates professional expertise, leadership, integrity, creativity, innovativeness, and sound judgment. Nominations are due no later than Friday, October 16, 2020 and can be emailed directly to Patricia Chauvin at

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NACM 2020 Virtual Education Program and Expo

20th Aug 2020

Welcome to NACM’s first-ever virtual education experience!  Earlier this summer, NACM’s leadership made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person annual conference in New Orleans.  But don’t worry, we rebooked to come back in 2024!  With nearly 40 sessions planned, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share this educational content with each of you, our fellow court professionals.  With the generous support of the State Justice Institute, we are moving nearly all of our sessions online to a 10-week educational series each Thursday afternoon.  The series will consist of both live and recorded sessions along with unique networking events, a virtual expo and other surprises.  And did we mention that the whole series is complimentary!  You are reading that correctly.  With SJI’s assistance, in this time of economic uncertainties, we feel that it is our duty as an organization to get educational content out to a many court professionals as possible.  So whether you are a member or not, the virtual education experience is available complimentary.  We know that we cannot replace the in-person experience and networking of a traditional conference, but we hope that you will embrace the spirit of the (Intra)Connected Courts that we are today.

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Protecting the Right to a Speedy Trial Amid Current Court Closures & Re-Openings Webinar

3rd Sep 2020

As we begin to navigate the aftermath of long periods of court closures and the resulting backlog of cases, we face new challenges how to maintain community health while also protecting core constitutional rights, including the right to a speedy trial. Moderated by UC Berkeley Law Professor Andrea Roth, this FREE webinar will discuss the 6th Amendment right to a speedy trial and provide the perspectives from a variety of stakeholders on how to meet today’s challenges. The webinar is free, but registration is required.


  • Judge Trina Thompson, Superior Court Judge in Alameda County (CA)
  • Ryan Reid, Regional Manager, State Public Defender (WI)
  • Jeffery Howes, First Assistant to the District Attorney for Multnomah County (OR)

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Rubber, meet road: where innovations in applied court technology mean real change

10th Sep 2020

Virtual jury trials and chatbots

Moderator: David Slayton, Administrative Director, Texas Office of Court Administration

Judge Nicholas Chu (Travis County, Texas) and Judge Antonia Arteaga (Bexar County, Texas)  will discuss their experiences and lessons from running among the nation’s first virtual jury trials, while Snorri Ogata (Chief Information Officer, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County) and Steve Tamura (Project Manager, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County) will discuss their implementation of chatbots.

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CANCELLED - American Judges Association (AJA) Annual Conference

11th Sep 2020

The American Judges Association (AJA), will be holding its Annual Conference from September 11-18, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA at the Loews Philadelphia. Questions contact AJA Information.

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COVID-19 – Business Litigation Grab Bag

14th Sep 2020

Speakers: TBD

Details: Join a panel of subject matter experts for a roundtable discussion about effective commercial case management, the role of federalism in COVID-9 business litigation, and lesser known procedural quirks that state court judges may encounter in the coming months.

Register for this event here.

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Spotlight on Eviction Diversion Programs, Part 2

15th Sep 2020

Panelists will discuss the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Eviction Moratorium and will share some resources around tenant declaration forms. The main focus of the webinar will be on creative eviction diversion programs from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and from across Michigan.

More details on speakers is forthcoming, but please save the date and plan to join us on September 15th.

For more information, contact Danielle Hirsch.

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Rubber, meet road: where innovations in applied court technology mean real change

17th Sep 2020

SRL help and online scheduling

Moderator: Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Supreme Court of Michigan

This session will highlight experiences in three areas: Online legal help with Angela Tripp (Director, Michigan Legal Help); Mobile-friendly accessible online forms, with David Colarusso (Suffolk University Law School, Online Document Assembly Line Project); and Online scheduling, with Judge Jennifer Bailey (11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade, Florida)

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Court Management of Guardianships & Conservatorships During the Pandemic

23rd Sep 2020

During this webinar, we will hear from judges, a guardian, and an attorney who help manage guardianship and conservatorship cases. They will discuss how to monitor guardianships and conservatorships; how to decide on virtual vs. in-person hearings; and outline best practices in virtual hearings.

POC: Diane Robinson


  • Hon. Lauren Holland, Oregon Circuit Court, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Hon. Lois E. Murphy, Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Orphans’ Court Division
  • Mary Galvez, Nationally Certified Master Guardian, Certified Manager of Care, Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Mediator
  • Terry Hammond, Executive Director of the Texas Guardianship Association and former Executive Director of the National Guardianship Association

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Rubber, meet road: where innovations in applied court technology mean real change

24th Sep 2020

ODR and community-based payment

Moderator: Judge Glenn Grant, Acting Administrative Director, Administrative Office of the New Jersey Courts

Doug Van Epps (Director of Office of Dispute Resolution, Michigan Supreme Court) and M.J. Cartwright (Matterhorn) will provide and update on the use of ODR in Michigan, and David Byers (Administrative Director of the Arizona Courts) will discuss Arizona’s Offsite Cash Payment Project.

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