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Blended-Learning Staff Conference

 Statewide Webcast Plenary

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join ESD and JSEC for their 4th annual blended-learning staff conference!

This conference utilizes a blended learning model, broadcasting plenary sessions statewide in the morning and afternoon and encouraging Training Coordinators around the state to conduct in-person breakout sessions locally throughout the rest of the day. Click Session Curricula to download breakout session curricula materials for use at your courts. It is our hope that this combined effort provides staff with several quality COJET opportunities through this one-day event.

Opening Plenary

9:00AM-10:00AM - Miranda v. Arizona  (Session Link Open)

This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the Miranda decision, a case from Arizona. Before the United States Supreme Court handed down Miranda v. Arizona, our system of justice operated under a different set of assumptions about confessions and suspects’ rights. Prior to Miranda, a well-informed citizen might know of the constitutional protection against self-incrimination, but few understood this protection extended beyond the courtroom. This program is a glimpse of what Miranda is today—a thirty second tutorial on constitutional law given thousands of times in every part of America. 

 10:10AM-11:00AM - Miranda Warnings & Miranda the Next 50 Years (Session Link Open)

Probation officers are the enforcement arm of the court.  Their two-pronged objective is to improve the conduct and condition of the probationer and to protect the public from future criminal violations.  The exclusionary rule that would ban illegally obtained evidence from admissibility in trials, thereby deterring police misconduct, does not apply to probation violation hearings.  The function of a violation hearing is not to determine guilt or innocence but to determine, by a preponderance of the evidence, whether a probationer violated one or more of the conditions of probation.  All reliable evidence may be considered. This session will take a look at the elements of the Miranda Warning, when it does and does not apply to interviews by probation officers with probationers, the public safety exception to Miranda, and a look at several legal decisions that serve as the foundation for current policy and practice (Minnesota v. Murphy, State v. Valencia, New York v. Quarles). 

Immediately following Probation Chief Sanders presentation there will be a round table discussion moderated by Judge Nicole Laurin with Professor Gary Stuart and Probation Chief Dave Sanders. While most questions about suspects’ rights have been answered by the courts in legal opinions, this group will discuss some questions that continue to arise:  Can police give false information to a suspect to induce a confession?  Is a school official required to inform a student of Miranda rights prior to questioning about a crime?  As a court employee, can I exercise my Miranda rights if I am accused of criminal activity?  Join a discussion panel to explore these and other Miranda-related issues.



Closing Plenary

3:00PM-4:00PM - Say What!? An Exploration of the Q&R Handbook (Session Link Open)

(Meets 2015 Ethics Core Requirement)

Program Materials Link:  Q & R Handbook

 In April 2015 Chief Justice Scott Bales established the Arizona Commission on the Access to Justice (ACAJ). The ACAJ formed a number of workgroups, one of which addresses the needs of self-represented litigants in family court. One of the recommendations of the ACAJ was to update the 2007 Supreme Court Q&R Handbook to educate court staff and to provide consistent responses regarding “legal advice v. legal information.”

This course will explore the some of the most commonly asked questions from the Supreme Court’s revised Q&R Handbook to educate court staff in providing consistent responses regarding legal advice v. legal information.  As a result of this class it is hoped that court customers will have increased confidence in the work of the judicial branch and better appreciate the role courts play in protecting individual rights.


All Participants Must Complete an online Evaluation Form:

The evaluation form must be filled out in order to access the COJET certificate.  The evaluation and COJET certificate will be available beginning Thursday, September 22, 2016 immediately following each broadcast, and will close Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:00 P.M.


Miranda v. Arizona EVALUATION

Miranda Warnings & The Next 50 Years EVALUATION

Say What!?  An Exploration of the Q&R Handbook EVALUATION

When you click this link, the first page of the evaluation will open. Specific instructions on how to complete the survey are provided on this page. Once you complete the evaluation and click the Submit button your COJET certificate will appear and you may print this out and submit to your local training coordinator.


 If you have any questions regarding the program content, materials, dates and time please contact Renu Sapra at 602-452-3015 or

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