In late 2013, SJI, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), made resources available to the National Judicial College (NJC) to support a series of webcasts addressing human trafficking, notable decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, and managing self-represented litigants (SJI-12-E-072).
These recorded webcasts are now available online and are accessible for continuing education (CLE-eligible), and expanding general knowledge in each topic area. They include the following webcasts:
- Confronting Crawford Challenges, Parts 1 and 2;
- Notable Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, 2012-2013 Term;
- Managing Self-Represented Litigants in Your Courtroom; and,
- Human Trafficking: What U.S. Judges Need to Know.
As the U.S. Supreme Court continues to release decisions from its most recent term, now is the time to examine the most notable decisions from the previous term that have lasting implications. The human trafficking webcast provides a primer for judges interested in this critical issue. The two-part webcast addressing the Crawford rule (Crawford v. Washington) examines how courts are applying the definition of testimonial statement, witness availability, and what constitutes a prior opportunity to cross-examine.
Anyone interested in these recorded webcasts can access them online through the NCJ’s website, and obtain a CLE viewing form if needed.