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September 2017

Living outside the Robe: How to manage Life beyond the bench

September 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Sq
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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JSI President Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will discuss "Living outside the Robe: How to manage Life beyond the bench" at the American Judges Association 2017 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Toxicology in Specialty Courts

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 741 N Phillips Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 United States
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JSI Consultant James Wigmore will be presenting on Toxicology at the 2017 Oklahoma Specialty Court Conference on September 13 in Oklahoma City.  The event will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This conference will provide participants with knowledge of specialty court best practices and cutting edge strategies to continue to improve Oklahoma’s Specialty Court network. State and national experts in their field will present two (2) plenaries and over thirty (30) breakout sessions with topics which target all members of adult drug…

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Race: It’s Everybody’s Issue

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, 14623 United States
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Using mainly post-Ferguson materials, JSI President Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will develop a workshop that includes a keynote presentation by her; leading a Q & A session; and, providing table exercises for execution and report back to the entire audience.  It is anticipated that the workshop will be three hours in length and be conducted in Rochester, New York.

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October 2017

Procedural Fairness

October 27 @ 2:20 pm - 5:00 pm

JSI Founder, Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) will be presenting on Procedural Fairness at the University of New Mexico, School of Law, to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Conference. The audience is Drug Court team members, primarily probation officers. The presentation is October 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm for one hour and then repeat at 3:40 pm for one hour. This presentation is part of an on-going contract with NCSC-Court Consulting and Bernalillo, NM.

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December 2017

Recidivism & Sentencing of the Drugged Driver

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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JSI President Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will speak on Recidivism and Sentencing of the drugged driver.  Unlike alcohol-impaired driving, drugged driving has fewer tools in the field to detect impairment and concentration levels in the body. Drugged driving cases require a judge to utilize a variety of judicial tools to effectively adjudicate these cases. In addition to the ability to determine which kinds of drugs an individual may be using, it is important to know how these drugs affect the…

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National Association of State Judicial Educators Conference 2017

December 3 - December 6

This continuing education opportunity will be attended by JSI President Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and CFO Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.).  The conference theme is “Old meets new: Incorporating fundamentals, instructional design and adult learning into the 21st century.”  A list of the educational programming is available by clicking here. While at the NASJE conference, Judge Hora will also be presented with the  Payant Award from the National Judicial College.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drug Testing

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speciality Courts need to have accurate and objective information about whether participants are abstinent from alcohol and other drugs.  A well designed testing program improves a court’s ability to apply  incentives or sanctions correctly or to adjust treatment and supervision services accordingly. Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) will provide an overview of the best practices for drug testing.

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Using Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Treatment Courts

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What are the latest advances in Medically Assisted Treatment and are courts using them?  What are the differernt types of medication and how do they work?  What are the national standards on M.A.T.?  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will address these and other questions during her session of "Using Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Treatment Courts" at the 13th Annual Recovery Court Conference: The Many Paths to Recovery hosted through the Tennessee Recovery Court System.

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The Building Blocks of an Effective Team

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An effective team has a number of ‘building blocks’ including clear objective, balanced roles and skills.  It must also have good processes for making, communicating, implementing and reviewing decisions. It must have appropriate leadership that creates an atmosphere that allows for experimentation and openness.  JSI CFO Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) will provide an overview of the best practices in team building.

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Ethical Landmines in VTCs

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cases of judicial discipline are being reported in VTCs for behavior rarely seen in Drug Treatment Courts.  What is the reason for judges acting differently in VTCs?  What should judges be on the lookout for?  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will address these and other questions during her session of "Ethical Landmines in VTCs" at the 13th Annual Recovery Court Conference: The Many Paths to Recovery hosted through the Tennessee Recovery Court System.

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