GR 26 - Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education
Comments for GR 26 must be received no later than August 31, 2007.
Purpose: The proposed requests would
- streamline administrative areas the Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education Committee found to be cumbersome.
- Allow judicial officers a short time period to make up credits after their three-year reporting period concludes.
- Allow web-based programming conducted by The National Judicial College to be exempt from the limitation of receiving only 5 credit hours in the area of self-study/teaching/judicial publishing.
Relative to GR 26 and the Standards for Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education, the Committee requests the following changes.
General Rule 26
- GR 26(d) add the statement If a judicial officer does not respond by January 31, the credits will be confirmed by default. Strike the statement
By April 15, BCE shall send a reminder of the requirements of this rule to any judicial officer who has not filed the annual progress report. Add the statement Judicial officers who do not have the requisite number of hours at the end of their three-year reporting period will have until March 1, to make up the credits for the previous three-year reporting period. These credits will not count toward the current three-year reporting period.
General Rule 26 Standards
- In Section 2(1)(c) add the line The National Judicial College web-based programming is exempt from this limitation.
- Section 3(2)(a) add and web-based programs.
- Section 3(5)(a) strike
the first time a program is presented. Each time the program is repeated, two credit hours will be allocated for each hour of instruction.
- Section 5(1) add the line The Judicial Education Unit of the AOC will send out a reminder of the end of the year reporting requirement via judicial officer listservs each year in August.
- Section 5 add a c) which is missing.
- Section 5(c) strike
By April 15, BCE shall send a reminder of the requirements of GR 26 to any judicial officer who has not filed the annual progress report.