25th National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics

Registration is now open for the 25th National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.  There is a link from the College registration site to the hotel reservation site.  If you have any questions about registration, contract Alisa Kim at akim@ncsc.org or (303) 308-4340.

The College will be held Wednesday October 4 through Friday October 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown.  The College will begin Wednesday afternoon with registration and a reception.  Thursday morning there will be a plenary session, followed by concurrent break-out sessions through Friday noon.  The room rate will be $219 for single or double occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The College registration fee will be $400 through July 31, but $425 beginning August 1. The College provides a forum for judicial conduct commission members and staff, judges, judicial ethics advisory committees, and others to discuss professional standards for judges and current issues in judicial discipline.

There is a complete description of sessions and moderators on-line.  The session topics are:

PLENARY SESSION

Social Media and Judges:  Bright Lines and Best Practices

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

  • Disqualification
  • The Curious Judge: Independent Factual Investigations
  • Judicial Discipline and Technology
  • Ethical Guidelines for Members of Judicial Conduct Commissions
  • Judicial Impairments
  • Best Practices for Judicial Ethics Advisory Committees
  • Pro Se Litigants and Judicial Ethics
  • Fines, Fees, and Judicial Ethics
  • Determining the Appropriate Sanction
  • The Role of Public Members
  • Introduction to Judicial Ethics and Discipline for New Members of Judicial Conduct Commissions

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