NAPCO Conference 2019

The 2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference will be held September 22-25 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information to follow.

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NAPCO membership is open to presiding, chief and leadership judges, court executives and others …

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Improving Felony Caseflow

The National Center for State Courts, in collaboration with the judges and staff of the Superior Court in Maricopa County (Phoenix) and NAPCO will present a 2.5-day workshop December 3-5, 2018, focused on hands-on, evidence-based methods to improve felony case processing and reduce needless delay. The seminar is the first time NAPCO has co-sponsored a separate educational program outside its annual conference.

2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference set for Minneapolis

The 2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference will be held September 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Conference hotel, yet to be selected, will be in the downtown area. Save the date! This three-day conference will feature team and competency building skills for local and state court leaders, and a series of workshops on current and emerging…

Judging the Judges [in Latin America]

One morning this year, in a windowless modern courtroom, Jorge Alberto Rodriguez faced justice. He was accused of driving a stolen car with changed number plates. The judge began by explaining his rights to him. His lawyer then tried to trip up the policemen whom the prosecution had produced as witnesses. To no avail: after an adjournment to allow a missing defense witness to appear via video link, the judge found Mr. Rodriguez guilty. That seemed to square with the evidence.