Judicial College Releases Dates, Content for 2014 Course Offerings
Mid-January courses kick off the Judicial College’s 2014 course schedule. Photo Credit: Brian Jackson/iStock/Thinkstock.
With three courses scheduled next week, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College will kick off its 2014 calendar offering classes throughout the year to help the state’s judicial system partners meet their continuing legal education requirements.
The calendar includes the dates, locations, and targeted audiences for courses, including those delivered by video conference and distance learning.
A total of 142 courses fill out the schedule for judges, acting judges, magistrates, judicial candidates, court personnel, and attorneys, said Judicial College Director Milt Nuzum. He also noted that this total doesn’t reflect the monthly webinars and online courses that are offered throughout the year on an as-needed basis.
Among the highlights are a series of courses for probation officers who must meet new requirements for 20 hours of continuing education. In addition, as of January 1, a second set of standards for new adult probation officers will require them to complete 18 modules on topics designed to give them foundational information for their new profession.
Created in 1976 and governed by Gov.Jud.R. V, the Judicial College was established to provide educational programs and activities for Ohio judges. In 1988, the program was expanded to include court referees and magistrates, and in 1990 the college began to provide programs for non-judicial court personnel throughout the state.
Attorneys are required to complete a minimum of 24 CLE hours every two years. Judges are required to complete a minimum of 40 CLE hours every two years.The complete calendar is available online. Access to subsets of the complete calendar for courses designated for acting judges, judges and magistrates, court personnel, or self study is available, as well as online course registration.