Life as a Judicial Fellow: Alameda Field Seminar

JAF Class of 2016-17

Eager to continue their professional trek into the world of Judicial Administration, the fellows gathered for seminar in Alameda County last week.  During the field seminar fellows had the opportunity to meet with Presiding Judge Morris Jacobson, observe jury selection for a murder trial, and meet with Court Executive Officer Chad Finke.  Both Judge Jacobson and Mr. Finke spent time outlining for the group the recent operational changes the court had made, specifically consolidating Self Help Centers from around the county into one location at the Hayward courthouse, and the impact those changes had on the county community.  These discussions were relevant, interesting and helpful as fellows gain more familiarity with court operations and court management styles and strategies.

Fellows continue their hard work in academic seminar; participating in weekly online discussion forums and finalizing their capstone project topics.  The capstone project is a year long endeavor and a cornerstone of the Fellowship.  This year capstone project topics are very diverse and cover such areas as developing social media policy and program development within collaborative courts.

Judicial Administration Fellowship applications are now available!  Apply by February 13th! 



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