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Appendix B:  Non-Judicial Conference Judicial Education Programs

Please refer to the following lists for programs approved for attendance by Illinois judges.

If you are interested in attending a program, contact the sponsoring organization directly.

Please note that unless specifically approved by the Court, bar association courses other than those sponsored by the judicial divisions of the American and National Bar Associations are not approved.

Judicial Education Programs Approved for Attendance by Illinois Judges

Please click on the links below to view the details about the specific judicial education programs that have been approved for attendance by Illinois Judges: 

American Institute for Justice, Inc.

American Institute for Justice, Inc.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 5, University, MS 38677
Phone: (866)99-JUDGE or 662-550-4093
Fax: (866)776-1477 (toll-free)
Email:  contact@aijinc.org
Website:  http://www.aijinc.org

The American Institute for Justice, Inc. (AIJ) is an approved provider of judicial education programs, including those programs listed below. Please see the website for additional programs.

1. Realities of Judging, November 9-14, 2008
2. Evidence, February 1-6, 2009
3. Science & the Law, May 10-15, 2009
4. Fact Finding Process, June 21-26, 2009
5. Documents and Rules of Evidence, July 25-30, 2009
6. Supreme Court & Trends, September 12-17, 2009
7. Realities of Judging, May 29-June 3, 2010
8. Documentary Evidence, July 17-22, 2010
9. Fact Finding Process, August 22-27, 2010
10. Evidence, September 26 - October 1, 2010

George Mason Law & Economics Center

George Mason Law & Economics Center
Mailing Address: 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201-4498
Phone: (703) 993-8040
Fax: (703) 993-8181
Website: http://www.law.gmu.edu/lawecon/

The following education programs are approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges:
1. The Founders and their Constitution, April 17-23, 2009
2. A Fresh Start Country (Colloquium), April 23-26, 2009
3. Discover Your Inner Economist (Colloquium), July 12-15, 2009
4. Mill on Liberty (Colloquium), October 15-18, 2009
5. Lincoln as President (Colloquium), October 18-21, 2009
6. The Strategic Constitution (Colloquium), October 21-24, 2009
7. Economic Analysis of Law, November 6-12, 2009
8. Science in the Courts, November 30- December 6, 2009

Illinois State Bar Association, 2008 Allerton Conference

Springfield Office
Illinois Bar Center

424 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1779
(217) 525-1760
(800) 252-8908

Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603-1802
(312) 726-8775
(800) 678-4009

Website: www.isba.org

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
4900 Seminary Road, Suite 320
Alexander, VA 22311
Phone: 1-703-575-9400
Website: http://www.nadcp.org

The 16th Annual Training Conference held in Boston, MA, on June 2-5, 2010, is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.
The 14th Annual Training Conference held in St. Louis on May 28-31, 2008, is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.

Other programs sponsored by the National Association for Drug Court Professionals are not currently approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.

National Association of Women Judges

National Association of Women Judges
1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2
Washington, DC 20036-1834
Phone: (202) 393-0222
Fax: (202) 393-0125
Email: NAWJ@NAWJ.ORG
Website: http://www.nawj.org/

The Midwestern Regional Leadership Conference held August 27-28, 2008, in Chicago, IL is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges. Other programs sponsored by the National Association for Women Judges are not currently approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.

National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2000 
Chicago, IL 60603 
Phone: 312.698.6224
Fax: 312.252.1124
Email: nfje@nfje.net
Website: http://nfje.net

The Eighth Annual Judicial Symposium:  Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation:  Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead
July 13-14, 2012
Swissotel, Chicago, IL
(This program is restricted to Appellate judges.)

Northwestern Law, Judicial Education Program

Judicial Education Program
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069
(312) 503-3100
Website: www.judicialeducationprogram.org

The Northwestern Law Judicial Education Program, Economics Institute for Judges held on May 16 - 21, 2010, October 25-29, 2010, and November 8-12, 2010, is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.
The Economic Institute for Judges held on November 8-13, 2009, is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.
Week Two of the Economic Institute for Judges held on May 12-16, 2008, is approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.

Other programs sponsored by Northwestern Law's Judicial Education Program are not currently approved for Continuing Judicial Education Credit for Illinois Judges.

Approved Providers of Judicial Education for Attendance by Illinois Judges

Please click on the links below to view the details about the approved providers of judicial education programs. All judicial education programs sponsored by the following organizations are approved for attendance by Illinois judges:

American Judicature Society

CODE:  AJS05

AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 558-6900
Fax: (312) 558-9175

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.ajs.org

Judicial Division of the American Bar Association

CODE:  ABA05

JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 988-5700
Fax: (312) 988-5709
Appellate Seminar: Paula Nesel (312) 988-5450
Traffic Seminar: Rebecca King (312) 238-2667 ext. 5742

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.abanet.org/jd

The Judicial Division conducts judicial education programs through the Appellate Judges Conference, the National Conference of Special Court Judges and the Judicial Division’s Committee on Traffic Court Programs.

Only programs conducted by the Judicial Division are approved for attendance.

Expense Reimbursement: Only programs held in the continental United States are eligible for expense reimbursement as outlined in the Comprehensive Judicial Education Plan.

Illinois Association of Drug Court Professionals

CODE:  IADCP05

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF DRUG COURT PROFESSIONALS
Rock Island County Court Services
2116 - 25th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 558-3702
Attn: Janet Leone

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.iadcp.org

The Illinois Association of Drug Court Professionals is a statewide organization comprised of Judges, Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, Court Administrators, Probation Officers, Alcohol/Drug Treatment Professionals and Community Activists who support Treatment-Based Drug Courts.

Illinois Traffic Court Conference

CODE: ITCC05

ILLINOIS TRAFFIC COURT CONFERENCE
103 Broadway
Wilmette, IL 60091
Bob Mangler
Phone: (847) 256-2916
Fax: (847) 256-2916

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

This interdisciplinary seminar is offered annually at Bradley University in Peoria. It focuses on traffic offenses, with emphasis on DUI.

Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts

CODE: NCSC05

INSTITUTE FOR COURT MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Phone: (800) 877-1233

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.ncsconline.org/D_ICM

This organization conducts education and training programs on topics pertaining to the efficient administration of the courts.

These courses are approved for attendance by chief circuit judges and presiding judges only.

Institute of Judicial Administration (New York University)

CODE: IJA05

INSTITUTE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
New York University School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10013
Phone: (212) 998-6149
Fax: (212) 995-4036
Email: www.law.nyu.edu/institutes/judicial

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.law.nyu.edu/institutes/judicial

This organization offers two courses for appellate court judges:

  • A one-week course for new (three years or less) appellate judges.
  • Federal and state advanced seminars are held in alternate years.

Judicial Council of the National Bar Association

CODE: NBA05

JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
1225 11TH Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 842-3900

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.nationalbar.org

The Judicial Council of the National Bar Association conducts programs planned specifically for judges.

Only programs conducted by the Judicial Council are approved for attendance.

Expense Reimbursement: Only programs held in the continental United States are eligible for expense reimbursement as outlined in Sec. IV.C.2. of the Comprehensive Judicial Education Plan.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

CODE: NCJFCJ05

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES
University of Nevada-Reno
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: (775) 784-6012
Robin Miller or Joey Delligatti

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.ncjfcj.org

This organization offers continuing education for judges and court personnel on issues related to juvenile and family law.

National Judicial College

CODE: NJC05

NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE
University of Nevada
Judicial College Building, MS358
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (800) 255-8343
Fax: (775) 784-1269

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

http://www.judges.org

This organization provides in-residence continuing education for judges and court personnel.

The National Judicial College offers a Master of Judicial Studies degree. 

Pound Civil Justice Institute

CODE: RPI05

POUND CIVIL JUSTICE INSTITUTE
777 Sixth Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 944-2841
Contact: Mary Collishaw, Executive Director
Email: info@poundinstitute.org

For current information regarding programs, locations and schedules, please contact the organization directly.

Annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges - http://www.poundinstitute.org

Attendance at this program is by invitation only.

New attendees should call contact person directly to be added on to invitation list.

*Please Note:  Only programs held in the continental United States are eligible for expense reimbursement as outlined in Sec. IV.C.2.

Supreme Court Committee on Capital Cases

SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL CASES
CAPITAL LITIGATION SEMINARS
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Judicial Education Division
Phone: (312) 793-2125

Supreme Court Rule 43. Seminars on Capital Cases

        (a) In order to insure the highest degree of judicial competency during a capital trial and sentencing hearing Capital Litigation Seminars approved by the Supreme Court shall be established for judges that may as part of their designated duties preside over capital litigation. The Capital Litigation Seminars should include, but not be limited to, the judge’s role in capital cases, motion practice, current procedures in jury selection, substantive and procedural death penalty case law, confessions, and the admissibility of evidence in the areas of scientific trace materials, genetics, and DNA analysis. Seminars on capital cases shall be held twice a year.

        (b) Any circuit judge or associate judge who in his current assignment may be called upon to preside over a capital case shall attend a Capital Litigation Seminar at least once every two years.


  • In accordance with Rule 43 the Supreme Court Committee on Capital Cases conducts two Capital Litigation Seminars annually. Attendance at the seminars is coordinated by the chief circuit judge. Any judge wishing to attend a Capital Litigation Seminar should contact the chief judge of the circuit.
  • The Administrative Office will award judicial education credit to judges who attend a Capital Litigation Seminar.

Appellate Court Administrative Committee (Appellate Court Conference)

Beginning with the 2011 Appellate Court Conference, the Supreme Court approved 8 hours of continuing judicial education credit for Appellate Court Conference participation.