2017 Annual Conference
Education Session Materials

Constitutional Law Update

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law


Courts and Technology: New Ways to Connect to Old Problems

Courts and Technology: New Ways to Connect to Old Problems (pdf)
Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan, King County Superior Court, Washington
Justice Robert Torres, Supreme Court of Guam
Judge Gary Byers, Maumee Municipal Court, Ohio
Justice Peter Bourque, Ontario Court of Justice


Help! I Need Somebody! Help!: How Self-Help Centers Can Improve Litigation in Your Court

How Self Help Centers Can Improve Litigation in Your Court, Part I (ppt)

Self-Help Centers, Part II (ppt)
Kevin Bowling
Judge Lisa Woodruff-White, East baton Rouge Parish Family Court
Francine Goldberg
Eugene Edwards


Unfair Fines, Fees, Costs, and Bail

Eugene Lucci
Maureen O’Connor
Yvette McGee Brown
Lisa Foster


Law and Literature

Joe Starita


Judicial Independence

Judicial Independence and Rule of Law (pdf)
Wayne McCormack


The Most Vulnerable Among Us: Guardianship and Elder Law Update

The Most Vulnerable Among Us: Guardianship and Elder Law Update (pptx)

Advanced Directives (pptx)
Graham Webb, LL.B., LL.M., Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
Judge Patricia Banks, (Ret.), Former Presiding Judge of the Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County


Dealing with Bias from the Box: Battling the “CSI” and “Law and Order” Effect on Modern-Day Juries

Kevin Burke
Cassandra Collier-Williams
Sarah Redfield


After the Bullets and the Verdict: Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Police-Shooting Cases

Eugene Lucci
Laura Gallagher
Benjamin Crump
Thomas Shaughnessy


Procedural Fairness and Pretrial Justice for Juveniles and Adults

Procedural Fairness and Pretrial Justice for Juveniles and Adults...how fair and just is the pretrial process in Canada? (pptx)
Judge Catherine Carlson, Provincial Court of Manitoba


Judges as Champions of the Constitutional Right to Counsel

6th Amendment Right to Counsel (pptx)
Judge Betty Thomas-Moore, Shelby County General Sessions, Civil Court Division V


Courts of Problem-Solvers: Veterans, Mental Health, Drugs, Domestic Violence, and Human-Trafficking Courts

Welcome to Problem Solving Courts (pptx)

A Court's Response to the Impact of Trauma on Survivors of Human Trafficking (pptx)

A Court's Response to the Impact of Trauma on Survivors of Human Trafficking (pdf)

Trying to Stop Human Trafficking (pdf)

Courts as Problem-Solvers (pptx)
Judge Anita Laster Mays
Kate Doorly
Judge Marilyn Cassidy
Deena Calabrese
Lisa Coates
Michael Jackson


Begin the Conversation

Begin the Conversation (pptx)
Eugene Lucci
Al Jones
Mike Nwankwo
Roderick Coffee
John Shepard
Kevin Knight
John O’Donnell
Charles Coulson


Media and the Courts – Handling High-Profile Cases – Managing the Message from the Courtroom

Face to Face With Media (pptx)
Andy Alexander
Thomas Hudson


Living Outside the Robe: How to Manage Life Beyond the Bench

Support Well-Being in 4 Interconnected Realms (pdf)

Living Outside the Robe - How to manage Life Beyond the Bench (pptx)

21 Quick Ways to Promote Well-Being (pdf)
Beverly Jones
Peggy Hora