Arizona Judicial Branch

Video Center

Welcome to the Video Center page. Here you will find a variety of streaming videos covering a wide range of topics.

You will need the most recent version of Windows Media Player to view these broadcasts. Click
HERE to download the latest version. In addition, some broadcasts have material packets (in PDF format) you may download to refer to as you watch the associated video.

Some videos are accredited for COJET classroom credit. Please check with your training coordinator to determine if you can receive credit for viewing a program before viewing the video.

To Receive COJET Credit:
Download the COJET Individual Accredited Evaluation form from the main COJET Classroom page, print it, fill it out and submit it to your training coordinator for credit. 

2016 Blended Learning Conference


 Miranda v. Arizona  

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. 

 Miranda Warnings & Miranda the Next 50 Years 

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 MirandaWarning, 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.

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

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.

Released September 2016

2015 Blended Learning Conference


Improving Your Cyber Hygiene

With the escalating arms race between good guys and bad guys bombarding you with constant headlines about new computer insecurities, you may be tempted to succumb to “Data Hack Fatigue.” While we all rely extensively on computer security software and experts to protect us and our valuable data in an always-connected world, we cannot outsource our own personal awareness or responsibility to act wisely. Stewart Bruner, from AOC’s IT Division and host of previous cybersecurity broadcasts, will be joined by Mike Lettman, Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Arizona, to inform you about basic cyber hygiene, provide some interesting lessons learned from recent mistakes of others. Your own awareness is the most valuable tool in preventing cybercrime – knowledge translates to deterrence.

(Meets 2015 Computer/Network Security Core Requirement)

Handout Materials


Open to Everyone: Access to Justice in Arizona’s Courts Through Inclusion

Though Arizona’s courts and the justice that emerges from them belong to all of us, do we, in our day-to-day work lives, behave in a manner that reflects this imperative? Join Judge Louis Frank Dominguez, Presiding Judge of the Surprise City Court and Gabe Goltz from AOC’s Education Services Division as they explore aspects of diversity and bias. This session will both engage the best instincts in Arizona’s judicial branch employees and challenge those often-hidden forces that undermine those instincts. Be prepared to take a hard look at yourself and others, and emerge ready to best serve everyone who walks through the courthouse door or works with you.

(Meets 2015 Ethics Core Requirement)

Handout Materials

Released September 2015

2014 Blended Learning Conference

This year’s conference theme—“Accessing Justice Through Education”—mirrors the Arizona judicial branch’s new Strategic Agenda—“Advancing Justice Together: Courts and Communities” —and reinforces that education is a central part of advancing justice. 

Every member of the judicial branch is responsible for safeguarding the trust that the public grants us and, towards that end, JSEC helps by providing high-quality education for court staff statewide. This conference uses 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 day. It is our hope that this combined effort provides staff with several quality COJET opportunities through this one-day event.

 Click the highlighted title to view the opening or closing plenaries from the conference. 

Customer Service for Limited English Proficient Court

(1 Hour COJET Credit) 

Throughout the State of Arizona, our courts provide services to a wide range of people, including those who speak limited or no English. Without proper language assistance, Limited English Proficient (LEP) court users may be excluded from meaningful participation in the judicial court process. Join Amy Wood (AOC Court Services Division), Judge Evelyn Marez (Presiding JP Judge, Navajo County) and Sabine Michael (Superior Court in Pinal County), as they engage in a lively discussion of the importance of providing access through interpreter service. The panel will provide real scenarios and best practices for working with LEP court customers; while reinforcing Goal 1: PROMOTING ACCESS TO JUSTICE from Arizona Judiciary’s CURRENT Strategic Plan.


 Revised Advisory Opinion

 Handout - Language Access


 #ToTweetorNottoTweet - Court Ethics and Social Media 

(1 Hour COJET Ethics Credit) 

Spend an hour with Judge Nicole Laurin-Walker as she offers up-to-date, practical, hands-on ethics advice for court employees who use social media, which is the subject of a recent Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee opinion. A basic familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and/or Instagram is strongly suggested. Presenter Judge Laurin-Walker is not just a judge in the Gilbert Municipal Court but a regular user of many social media sites. Don’t post that comment until you attend this class!

 Released October 2014

 2015 CyberSecurity Awareness 

Join Stewart Bruner and Rod Franklin as they discuss the latest in network security, threats, and what you can do to keep the courts' network safe. 


Released March 2015

Everyone A Leader

Courts and Their Leadership Roles
(Runtime 1:00:33)

Spend an hour with Judge Louis Frank Dominguez, Presiding Judge of Surprise City Court, as he leads an engaging and lively discussion focusing on the important roles that courts play in our society. Joining him will be judicial leaders from around the state, including Judge Maurice Portley, Judge Karen Adam, Honorable Sue Hall, and Mr. Kendall Rhyne. The panel will discuss important issues such as public expecta-tions and perceptions of the court as well as the different kinds of leadership roles courts play in our communities. The panel will also explore opportunities for leader-ship for all positions in the courts.

1 hour Core COJET:  Arizona Court System Click here to watch the video

Transformative Leadership: Making A Difference
(Runtime 01:04:21)

 Everyone IS a leader in the workplace. Our individual attitudes and actions influence those around us to be more positive or more negative. Dr. Braaten will explore the positive side of these two choices as we summarize the theme of the day. Reflective questions such as

What does it really mean to me that I am a "leader?" What does the word "transformative" have to do with me in my job? and Can I really make a difference? will be explored though the course of the presentation

1 hour COJET: Ethics

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Released September 2013

2014 - 2019 Strategic Agenda

Join us for a brief introduction to Chief Justice Bales' strategic agenda for 2014-2019.

This session will count toward 0.5 hours of COJET credit. 


Released July 2014

2014 Civil Procedure Rule Changes

This program is COJET sponsored for Superior Court Judges and Court Administrators.

Click for recorded 
Staff Program

Click for recorded Judges Program

Amended Rules for Civil Procedure
 Amended R-13-0017
Forum Quorum New Superior Court Rules - Civil

Each video session counts toward 1 hour of COJET


Released February 2014

The Chain: Don't be the Weakest Link!

Judicial Computer and Network Security Considerations
(Runtime 0:58:36)

Learn from an accomplished panel of experts discussing the role all court employees perform in safeguarding the integrity of our data and information infrastructure. When it comes to protecting our network from outsiders with malicious intentions...YOU are the most vital line of defense.

This is a non-facilitated, online training sponsored by the Judicial Staff Education Committee.
1 hour regular COJET credit.                                                                          

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 Released January 2014


Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology, Law and Ethics
(Runtime 1:56:40)

Technology is growing at an exponential rate. The advances made over the past century have been eclipsed by the accellerated growth in just the past few years. Genetics, nanotechnology, surveillance, and virtual realms are the future of our world, and the courts have a unique challenge before them as they attempt to define the new legalities these technologies have created.

Join Dr. Gary Marchant as he discusses these new frontiers, examining what they are, what they mean for humanity, and most importantly what they mean for the future of the judiciary.

2 hours of COJET

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Released September 2013

Arizona  Historical Cases

This is a three part series covering the following cases:

Released June 2013



Click on the video title below to view the closing session from the 2012 Judicial Conference

(Run time 02:55)




The Legends of the Judiciary video series, when combined with individual reflection or group discussion on appropriate personnel behavior in the workplace, codes of conduct, fair treatment in  the courts, or avoiding the occurrence or perception of impropriety in carrying out responsibilities, meets the COJET standards for ethics accreditation.

Released January 2011



These videos are part of the New Employee Orientation Series: A Willingness to Serve

The program emphasizes three objectives for new court employees:
  • Gain an understanding of the structure of the Arizona court system, the court processes, and roles of people involved in a case.

  • Deport a minimum standard of customer service skills.

  • Attain familiarization of the judicial employee code of conduct and statewide court improvement programs.

Click VIDEOS to view video page and run times.