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

National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics

The Center for Judicial Ethics of the National Center for State Courts will hold the 24th National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics on October 28-30, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront.

The College will begin Wednesday October 28 with registration (beginning at 2) and a reception (from 5:30 to 7). Thursday morning there will be a plenary session, followed by concurrent break-out sessions through Friday noon. The registration fee is $375 through August 23, but $400 beginning August 24. Room rates at the hotel begin at $219 a night, plus tax, single occupancy.

The College provides a forum for judicial conduct commission members and staff, judges, judicial ethics advisory committees, and anyone interested in judicial conduct to discuss professional standards for judges and current issues in judicial discipline. The specific topics to be covered in the sessions are still being planned.  More information will be posted on this blog as it becomes available.