Arizona Judicial Branch


Welcome to the first online edition of The Coordinator, a newsletter for training coordinators and judicial employees alike!  All the news that's fit to click is at your fingertips, including news about upcoming training events, training resources, COJET policy updates, and statewide news from your peers in the judiciary.  Feel free to give us your feedback and contribute articles by contacting Vikki Murillo at .



Code Changes are Coming!
by Jeff Schrade, Division Director, Education Services Division
At various points over the last eight months, I’ve compared the COJET code change process to dental work… not without its pain, but necessary to maintain health, and to have a great smile (after it’s all done). The COJET committee was created in 1983, and for nearly 25 years, the regulatory framework for judicial education was developed through a string of Administrative Orders.  



2nd Annual Domestic Violence Summit
March 3, 2011
Tempe, Arizona

Arizona Courts Association Spring Conference
April 27-29, 2011
Prescott Resort Conference Center


Arizona Courts Association Holding Training in Prescott

By Shelly Bacon, Yavapai County Superior Court

The Arizona Courts Association would like to invite you to the 2011 Spring Conference at the Prescott Resort Conference Center April 27-29, 2011. Our conferences are designed to provide diverse educational opportunities, as well as the opportunity to network with other government related agencies and fellow court employees. As a participant of the conference, individuals have the opportunity to complete their COJET (or continuing education) requirements. They also have the opportunity to enjoy social events, door prize raffles, and of course the marvelous Prescott atmosphere.


We understand budgets are very tight due to the current economic situation and have made every attempt to keep the cost of the conference to a minimum. Registration information will soon be available at and on the Education Services Division calendar.  


If you are unable to attend the conference, please consider becoming a member of the ACA. Membership dues are $25.00 per calendar year and provide a discount on conference rates and include the Legal Pad newsletter three times a year. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in April!


Arizona Courts Association Mission

  • Promote professionalism of all Court Personnel (Federal, State, Tribal and Local).
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of courts.
  • Foster cooperation and understanding between court personnel, judges, and community.
  • Enhance public access to courts.




The Second Arizona Domestic Violence Summit

March 3, 2011

Tempe, Arizona


The Judicial College of Arizona is pleased to announce this upcoming training. Domestic Violence is a complex issue which impacts Arizona’s communities in a broad variety of ways.  Understanding the range of issues associated with domestic violence, as well as the importance of partnerships in dealing with it, is critical for Arizona’s courts and communities.


Class sessions include:  nationally-recognized speakers, education in elder abuse and late life domestic violence, human trafficking, how immigration affects domestic violence, witness intimidation, domestic violence information for all court judges including the family bench, law enforcement education and educational topics for every member of the community.


Participants will include representatives from a variety of perspectives including judges, probation, court staff, victim services, law enforcement, and many more. Click here to access the registration brochure.


If you have any questions, please contact Leslee Garner 602-452-3014 or





Judges! Take a look online! 

Training is available at the “Click of a Finger”

The Judicial College is continually expanding its online training resources for judicial officers on WENDELL. Whether a new limited jurisdiction judge, a new dependency judge, or a career judge looking for training on a host of specialized topics, we have training available.  Keep checking Wendell’s site for judges to view additional trainings during the 2011 year!

Two new links have been added to the resource site with easy access to a variety of judicial training opportunities.

COJET Education Center

Offers a variety of self-paced trainings including recorded class sessions and computer-based training modules.  Materials and an evaluation form are available for download.  Judges will find these trainings at the “click of a finger”, on demand, as long as they have access to the Arizona Judicial Information Network AJIN.  To receive COJET credit for any of these online trainings, simply follow the instructions provided and turn in an evaluation form and certificate (if available) to your training coordinator to receive credit.  To find out more about these programs click here.


Training Opportunities (newest link): 

Offers information on upcoming regional and national training opportunities open to Arizona judicial officers.  Definitely, review this web page and encourage your judges to do the same—you never know what great training opportunities you might find!  To find out more about these and other trainings, click here.


Contact our office for additional information on judicial officer training programs sponsored by the Education Services Division at (602) 452-3060.





National Judicial Training…In Your Backyard!

by Gabe Goltz, AOC Education Services Division


Did you know that one of the nation’s leading providers of judicial officer training is just one state away?  The National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, has a long history of providing some of the most relevant and high-quality judicial education available in the United States.  And, increasingly, their programs are less expensive and often have financial support which may provide scholarships or other forms of financial assistance to participants.  Remind your judges to visit their 2011 training calendar.





Save the Date

Training Coordinator Workshop

Friday, June 3, 2011

Where:  Arizona Supreme Court, Judicial Education Center, Phoenix, AZ


Target Audience:   Statewide Training Coordinators


The training coordinator workshop provides a unique opportunity for training coordinators and field trainers around the state to convene, network and share training related resources with one another.  I encourage each of you to mark your calendars for this one-day event. 


Agenda to be determined: Training coordinators are welcome to submit suggestions for this year’s program agenda.  We look forward to your input.  Submissions can be emailed to Vikki Murillo at




Leadership Training Programs – Which One is Right for You?

By Deb King, AOC Education Services Division


Arizona Court Manager (ACM)

The Court Leadership Institute of Arizona has been sponsoring an Arizona Court Manager (ACM) program targeted to our judicial branch managers since 2007.  This program consists of six Institute for Court Management (ICM) nationally accredited courses covering:


·         Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts

·         Human Resources Management

·         Caseflow Management

·         Court Performance Standards (CourTools)

·         Managing Technology Projects and Resources

·         Managing Court Financial Resources


Additionally ACM program participants complete “AZ Plus” classes covering:  Judicial Branch Governance, Jury Management, Probation, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Specialty Courts, Managing Diversity, and other Leadership topics.  We currently have over 150 participants and were proud to graduate 59 participants with ICM Certified Court Manager and/or Arizona Court Manager certificates.


How do I apply for this program?  Applications are approved through the court department heads and submitted to Education Services Division.  Click on the Arizona Court Manager (ACM) program, for access to the ACM brochure, application and frequently asked questions (FAQs).


Arizona Court Executive (ACE) – in development

In the coming year, CLIA will be sponsoring new ICM courses targeted at executive leadership.  These six new courses will eventually become part of the Arizona Court Executive (ACE) certificate and will cover:


·         Education and Training

·         Strategic Planning

·         Court Communications

·         Leadership

·         Essential Components

·         High Performance Courts


How do I apply for this program?  As these courses are piloted, judicial branch employees in the target audience of: Court Administrators, Presiding Judges, Clerks of the Court, Directors, Chief Probation Officers, and Juvenile Court Center Directors will be emailed invitations to register for each class when scheduled during 2011 and 2012.   When this program is completely implemented, other judicial branch employees will be provided the opportunity to apply for admission and upon approval will be added to our target audience distribution list.  Employees who have completed the ACM program will be given first opportunity to apply for admission.

Arizona Court Supervisor (ACS) – in development

One of our newest programs is targeted at our emerging and current line supervisors.  This program is being created to provide opportunities to complete the training in a blended learning environment consisting of self-paced, instructor-lead online and face-to-face classroom instruction.  This approach will help balance the need to minimize out-of-office time and travel, while still providing classroom instruction for those topics where face-to-face interaction is the best delivery method. 


Classes for the ACS certificate program will be implemented as developed. The first two ACS classes will be:


·         Human Resources Management – What Every Supervisor Should Know (7 hrs COJET, Ethics Accredited)


·         The Supervisor’s Role in Effective Caseflow Management (7 hrs COJET) 


How do I register for these classes?
  During the pilot phase we will use an open registration process giving priority to registrants who currently have supervisory or management responsibilities in the courts and probation departments.  For more information email:




Element K Blog Posts Interesting Articles


Did you know Element K has a monthly blog and a newsletter?  They post short commentary and insights on the learning and development industry, such as pointers to the best industry resources and the regular feature “Learning and Development Roundup” which discusses key resources and opinions from the past four to six weeks. Take a peek at a few of their recent postings at Element K Blog and explore their most recent newsletter for additional articles of relevance to the Learning and Development field. 

Here is a sample of recent articles posted:  





From The Director’s Corner…… COJET Code Changes on the Horizon

By Jeff Schrade, ESD Division Director

At various points over the last eight months, I’ve compared the COJET code change process to dental work… not without its pain, but necessary to maintain health, and to have a great smile (after it’s all done).


The COJET committee was created in 1983, and for nearly 25 years, the regulatory framework for judicial education was developed through a string of Administrative Orders.  In 2007, the accumulated regulations for judicial education were consolidated into the Arizona Code for Judicial Administration.  Today, ACJA sections 1-108 and 1-302 govern education policy for the Arizona judicial branch.  As training coordinators, you’ve probably glanced at one or two of the 32 pages of this code in your tenure. 


You may have also noticed they tend to be wordy and difficult to follow in some places.  We’ve noticed that too.  So, the Education Services Division staff set out to simplify the COJET code, making it more accessible to read while also streamlining the practices required by code.


Intent on simplifying, we’ve taken several steps to make sure we don’t "throw the baby out with the bath water", or create new problems for training coordinators through our good intentions.  The COJET code changes have been reviewed and approved by all standing committees of COJET (Judicial College of Arizona, Committee in Probation Education, Court Leadership Institute of Arizona and Joint Staff Education Committee – all in §1-108), and the COJET committee itself.  We also held two sessions for training coordinators in December that produced some great additional recommendations. 


But, if you’re hearing about the COJET code changes for the first time, there’s still time to review the changes and add your two cents.  The COJET code changes are now before several Arizona Judicial Council committees for feedback, and are planned to go before the Arizona Judicial Council for final approval at their March 24th meeting.  All of these meetings are open to the public (agendas and dates are at  In addition, anyone may comment on the proposed COJET changes via the online ACJA code forum.


We’ve taken great care to involve many diverse people and groups to ensure we’re implementing only the best of the proposed changes, and I encourage you to take a look so your smile will be wider when the code changes take effect. 


As always, I’m available at the easiest number in the AOC (602) 452-3000 to answer any questions you have.  I’d also love to hear from you by email at


We’ll send another COJET code change update, and make updated model forms available, in April 2011.




Personnel Changes in JCA

Gabe Goltz, AOC Judicial College Unit


The Judicial College of Arizona (JCA) has had an “up” and “down” December with regards to team members.  On the “down” side, JCA is sad to announce that much-valued team member Krista Chapman has left her position in JCA to return to her professional passion—the field of probation.  Krista accepted a position with the Adult Probation Services Division of the AOC and will be focusing on a variety of statewide probation initiatives, including Project SAFE and evidence-based practices.  Krista has played an instrumental role in many of JCA’s key successes and she will be missed, however we wish Krista luck and know the probation world will benefit from Krista’s dedication and expertise.       


On the “up” side, the team was pleased to welcome Kristin Moyé Pruszynski to the team.  Kristin comes to us having most recently served as a librarian at Phoenix School of Law.  She holds both a J.D. and an LL.M.  Initially, Kristin will be focusing on the “Arizona Law for Admission on Motion” course, capital case litigation training, work on the benchbooks in 2012 and beyond, and a host of technology-related training initiatives.  You can reach Kristin at .  Welcome aboard, Kristin! 




Southern Region Training Coordinators: What’s Happening on JCCE? Joint Council on Court Education

By Laura Beeson-Davis, Chair

Southern Arizona’s Joint Council on Court Education (JCCE), training coordinator networking committee, worked on educational goals for 2010.  JCCE’s focus was to uncover educational requirements for multiple counties and court divisions.  The committee expects these goals to synonymously roll into 2011 following the quarterly meeting held on January 21, 2011.

Our primary 2010 annual targeted goal and mission was:

To uncover educational needs in our courts and overcome the challenges to meet those needs by developing and implementing multiple resource strategies.”

Committee members organized into task groups to develop and manage various strategies. The task groups and their goals are:

1)   Marketing Resources

a.    Research and recommend generic survey tools for uncovering needs

b.    Research and present method to market resources statewide

2)    Online Resources 

a.    Research and recommend purchase of e-learning authoring content tool

b.    Develop CENTRA “Ethics” training module

c.    Develop JCCE website

d.    Partner with AOC on New Employee Orientation and Core program trainings

3)   External Resources

a.    Compile directories of Classes, Instructors, and Subjects

b.    Contact outside agencies on Class availabilities for court personnel   

4)   Internal Resources

a.    Compile statewide list of instructors

b.    Compile statewide list of lesson plans

In 2011, JCCE will organize and sponsor a Judicial Staff Conference on June 22, 23, and 24, which will be held during the statewide judges’ conference.  More details will become available as the planning progresses. JCCE’s current active membership encompasses employees from many courts and divisions within multiple counties: Pima, Cochise, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Gila, Graham and Greenlee. We also have associations with Yuma and La Paz members.  Our committee continues to maintain a strong working relationship with its northern counterpart NACE.

Due to these efforts, JCCE is becoming more successful in offering and sustaining strategies to meet the ever-changing educational needs in its current and varied training environments. Without active membership, this would not be possible. As the chair, I begin the year by thanking each member for their contributions and willingness to help move JCCE into a functioning educational resource for courts across the state.




Scottsdale Court Hours Change in Support of Training and Meetings

By Janet Cornell, Scottsdale City Court


Due to budget concerns in recent years, courts have been finding innovate ways to make time for meetings and training without increasing their costs.  The following article from Ms. Janet Cornell, Court Administrator in the Scottsdale City Court highlights one idea that had very positive results:


The Scottsdale City Court has adopted the practice of ‘closing the court’ (that is delaying the court opening) two days a month and opening the court at 8:30am (instead of the traditional open time of 8:00am).  Court management adopted this process in September 2009, after a staff suggestion.  Prior to the September implementation date, when court leadership convened staff meetings, they were set for early morning, e.g., 7:00am, so that all staff could attend.  Staff were usually paid overtime to attend, and the court would open at 8:00 am for customers.  The assumption was that most staff had to be on duty at the court opening time, and all staff were considered front line.  When the court made choices to cut funding in the area of overtime pay, consideration of how to hold staff meetings without overtime pay came into play. 


Court management vetted the idea with judges and court staff, the local law enforcement and prosecutor to determine any negative impacts.  The court issued a press release and informed the City Council and City leaders of the hours change in support of containing overtime costs, and to provide for important training time. Finally the court posted information in the court lobby, at entry doors, and on the court web page about the hours change.


Since September 19, 2009, the court has opened at 8:30am on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  On the late opening Wednesdays, staff arrive as early as 7:30am or more likely 8:00am, and the meeting convenes until 8:25 am or 8:30 am.  The first Wednesday has been dedicated to court team (operational areas) meetings / briefings / or focused training on operations or technology utilization.  The third Wednesday is dedicated to all staff meetings, convened by the court administrator, where court policy, budget and emerging issues are briefed, as well as training provided.  Staff who arrive for meetings as early as 7:30am are encouraged to ‘flex’ out their time (take equivalent time off) during the pay-period to avoid any overtime; staff who work alternative schedules and would be on site anyway do not receive any additional pay.  In rare instances overtime has been used, but the total cost has been minimized.


Results to date have included the following:  staff satisfaction in avoiding early morning meeting start times; over 2,400 customers affected, with little or no complaints; and time available for team or court-wide meetings without extra cost and with as many as possible in attendance.  Court security staff and senior management track exactly how many customers are affected, enter at those late times, and how long it takes to process the incoming customers.  So far the program has benefited both the court and the need for training time, while limiting the inconvenience to the customers.


For questions about the program, contact Janet G. Cornell, Court Administrator, at 480-312-2775 or





2010 Was a Challenging Year!

Northern Region Training Coordinators: Northern Arizona Committee on Education (NACE)

By Dyhanna Anderson, NACE Chair


NACE Training Coordinators found with the rollout of the new case management system AJACS for our superior courts and the continued budgetary hiring freezes affecting all the courts, the staff have been impacted in many ways in 2010. We asked our staff to do more with less, work harder with fewer numbers, and take part in the implementation of a whole new system which promises to be more efficient and valuable for accounting and reporting, but it is not quite there yet. AOC and court staff are working together to ensure the new system will meet the needs of the courts.


The challenges facing our courts in 2010 impacted our staff in participating in COJET training. Even though we received the administrative order maintaining the reduced required minimum hours for judicial staff at 8 hours again this year, many of the training coordinators were faced with court staff unable to participate in the regional & local conferences, webcasts, and distance learning opportunities offered throughout the year due to the reality of added workloads and need for coverage. We can expect this to continue in 2011.


The number of staff still needing to obtain the minimum hours in November/December in 2010 was higher than ever before. Having just 8 hours to complete, almost made it too easy to put off until it was almost too late. All the training coordinators who stepped forward and offered additional training opportunities on a local level to meet the demand at the end of 2010, in order to ensure each county’s compliance, should be commended. In 2011, we will all have to strive to work harder to continue offering as many training opportunities as possible. If ever there was a good group for networking and sharing of ideas and programs, it is our training coordinators and the staff at JSEC. Thank you.


NACE decided to call this phase of our committee our “germinating” stage – Committee members are still eager to participate in a group project, but we need time to grow.  NACE is continuing to share training ideas and programs while focusing on offering as many local training opportunities as needed for our courts and probation staff.  Mohave County hosted a conference in February and Yavapai County is hosting a conference April 7-8, 2011(Verde) and June 22-24, 2011(Prescott). There may be more local conferences by other northern Arizona counties, so be on the lookout for those announcements. If you would like to join us, please contact Dyh Anderson at or by telephone (928) 771-3510.




What COJET Requirements took effect January 1, 2011?

For Non Judicial Officer Employees:
In response to the State of Arizona financial crisis, Administrative Order 2010-109  took effect on January 1, 2011, continuing the reduction in COJET requirements for all court personnel who are not judicial officers, through the calendar year 2011.  Note that the core curricula requirements have also been suspended for 2011, however the 30-minute ethics training requirement remains for all judicial branch employees.


For Judicial Officer Employees:

The COJET requirement for all Judicial Officers remains 16 COJET hours, including ethics in 2011.  Please remind your judges that Administrative Order 2009-117, Temporary Increase of the Maximum Number of Hours Granted to Judicial Officers for Independent Learning, expired on December 31, 2010.  The maximum independent learning hours required has reverted back to 8 hours per calendar year, effective January 1, 2011, per ACJA 1-302.E.6.  In addition to JCA trainings advertised this year, the Wendell site will continue to offer judges online learning tools for COJET credit.  If you have questions, feel free to contact the Education Services Division at (602) 452-3060. 









September 1, 2010 – The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has launched the Arizona Courts Facebook page and Twitter feed to complement its ongoing public education and outreach efforts about the judicial branch of government and access to justice.


Those who “like” the Facebook Page, “Arizona Supreme Court” and follow “AzCourts” on Twitter will receive updates on topics, including the announcement of Supreme Court opinions, news releases, and updates on new content and resources posted to the Arizona Judicial Branch website,


“The judicial branch is committed to access to justice and government transparency serves that commitment,” said Dave Byers, Administrative Director of the Courts. “These tools enable us to provide information in the formats the public expects and relies on. They complement work we are already undertaking with technology and online services. The AOC’s adoption of these new Web tools will expand the public’s access to news, knowledge sharing tools, and educational resources about the Arizona judicial branch, and enable users to choose how they receive information about the third branch of government.”


Online Calendar Makes Finding Training Much Easier – Consider Posting Your Training Online!


The AOC, Education Services Division (ESD) Calendar has a new look and is online and accessible to all courts.  Our staff invite you to take a peek at its new features and see how easy it is to navigate the online calendar to access training opportunities sponsored by the Education Services Division, statewide, and national sponsors.  To view entries, users can search by month, week, category or specific date and read detailed information about upcoming programs.  It’s that simple - Check it out!

Our goal in developing this online resource is to provide a centralized training repository that can be accessed from anywhere in the state by court employees and training coordinators, and will provide “at a glance” training opportunities on an ongoing basis. We invite you to join us in expanding this resource.


Training Coordinators who would like to advertise local conferences to court employees outside of their jurisdiction, on a space available basis, are welcome to post program information on the Education Services online calendar by completing a Website Calendar Posting Request form located on the Coordinator Resources page, and emailing it to  As we start a new training year, many county training coordinators and field trainings are working in collaboration with neighboring counties to plan training calendars and regional conferences for their staff and judges for the 2011 calendar year.  In the past few years, courts and departments within regions in close proximity to each other have opened their doors inviting staff outside the local area to attend training.


For security purposes, keep in mind, the website calendar is accessible via the internet and postings can potentially be accessed by the general public (though not easy to find).  Your event will be posted on the website and remain until after the event has expired.  The court reserves the right to limit postings on this website.  If we are unable to post your event we will contact you.




AOC, Education Services Division Website is Growing Fast!


The Education Services Division (ESD) is bringing training to you via the web.  Check out our new ESD website, which is fast developing into a warehouse of online training related resources to meet the needs of judicial officers and court personnel.  Our staff is working hard to offer you new training materials on an ongoing basis to meet your diverse needs. Click on our Education Technologies link and publication to discover what we currently have to offer you on the web. Our Distance Learning resources include a wide range of applications not limited to computer-based training (CBT) modules, video streaming and other web-based curriculum.

One of the newest features added to the ESD website, is our Just In Time (JIT) Learning Page.  This page is designed for users who need a quick fix for a single software problem.  Each JIT session highlights a single task focused on a specific application.

Training Coordinators (TC)
will find links to additional resources on the website, including an online TC statewide directory for use in networking with peers around the state, a variety of training resources: template forms, publications, COJET accredited sponsor information, COJET reporting forms, policy information and more.   We anticipate expanding the Training Coordinator pages during the coming year.  Let us know what new training coordinator resources you’d like to see on this site, by contacting Vikki Murillo at





By Alan Sparrow, Education Specialist, Education Technologies Unit


If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you’re already aware of the amazing evolution of streaming video. What used to take a considerable amount of time and bandwidth to download is now available almost instantly with the click of a button. Popular sites like YouTube, Hulu and others have revolutionized how video is displayed and viewed by millions of users around the globe.


The Arizona Supreme Court is making use of these growing technological advances on the court’s main website, A quick visit to the Video Center of the COJET Classroom page on the Education Services website reveals a number of informational videos on a variety of topics, with many more planned to be released in 2011. Check out two of our newest releases - Prop 203 Medical Marijuana Act and Cultural Competency in the Courts (Ethics) and more.   Many of these videos are available for COJET credit, but always check with your training coordinator and supervisor before embarking on any course of study.  




Element K - Free online courseware at your fingertips!


Have you heard about Element K?  Element K has offered quality online education for many years, and we’re pleased to make it available to you.   The AOC, Education Services, Education Technologies Unit recently partnered with Element K to offer FREE quality online education opportunities to court employees.  It’s simple to sign-up.  Find out more about this free online learning tool by visiting the Education Services Division website.  View the extensive courseware catalogue and learn how to apply for an account.  Training coordinators are encouraged to consult the course seat-time listing to identify suggested COJET hours granted per course offered.  Space is limited, so contact us soon at (With a limited number of licenses available to us, we are hoping to sign up people who will use their accounts frequently.  Please consider how you'll use the account before requesting access.)




Looking for Facilitated Training and Curriculum Materials?


Trainers are you looking for new curricula to develop a local training?  Here are some free solutions available to you. 


In the past few years, The AOC Education Services Division has purchased six new facilitated training programs on diverse topics ranging from ethics to communication skills, to emotional intelligence. Materials are available, by mail, to training coordinators and field trainers around the state for use in developing local training opportunities. Coordinators may keep the resource materials for a limited period of time to develop and teach a class. 


The training materials consist of DVDs and PowerPoints, games/activities, leader guides, scenarios, evaluation tools and more. Click on the Education Services Facilitated Training listing to learn more about these resources. If you find one that suits your needs, contact Vikki Murillo at  or (602) 452-3005 to check out the materials

Curriculum Materials :


As a result of two successful training coordinator Whistle Stop workshops, held over the last two years, the Education Services Division has collected numerous materials on diverse COJET accredited training topics and posted them online for your convenience, including PowerPoint presentations, handout materials and faculty notes. Click on training resources to view the catalogue. Reference is made to the original faculty, and training coordinators are welcome to contact them for questions regarding presentation of these programs. 




Domestic Violence Computer Based Training Programs

By Leslie Garner, AOC Education Services Division


The Educations Services Division, with the support of the Court Services Division recently released three new computer-based trainings (CBT) developed in partnership with judges, court staff and domestic violence experts from across the state -   Domestic Violence (DV) 101 for Court Staff, The Top 10 Questions Asked By Arizona Courts related  to Domestic Violence, and DV 101 For Judges.  This training is supported by Grant No. 2009-EF-S6-0031, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice and the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, Division for Women. 

CBTs were mailed to court and probation training coordinators statewide.  If your court has not received a copy or has questions about these new training resources or other available domestic violence training, please contact Leslee Garner at or (602) 452-3014.  A certificate of completion can be obtained using a link that is presented at the conclusion of the CBT, and training coordinators may require this certificate to be printed and submitted to receive COJET credit.  View these trainings on Wendell




Training Requests Bring Results… Here’s How to Submit a Request Form


Recently the Education Services Division sponsored a very successful one-day training, entitled Limited Jurisdiction Civil Case Processing Workshop, held at the Judicial Education Center in Phoenix.  Over 70 limited jurisdiction court clerks were in the target audience for this program and received training covering Civil Case Processing, Protective Orders, Eviction Procedures and Post Judgment Case Processing through Appeals.  Each session focused on business processes from a court clerk perspective. The fruition of this program came about due to a single request by a limited jurisdiction court clerk who saw the need for training to a targeted audience statewide.  Education Services staff worked with subject matter experts to develop the one-day workshop, including new curriculum for two of the courses.


The Education Services Division (ESD) would like to sponsor future trainings in the 2011 year with the goal of meeting a regional or statewide need to a targeted group.  Training coordinators, field trainers and court staff are encouraged to complete and submit a Training Request Form with information including but not limited to topic area, target audience, reason for training request, sub topics, training goals and objectives.  The request will be reviewed by the Judicial Staff Education Committee (JSEC) and ESD for consideration in developing a statewide COJET sponsored training at the Arizona Supreme Court, Education Services Division - Judicial Education Center. Your input is important to us!


To view other COJET forms on our website, click on Training Resources page.




Motion Picture Licensing Corporation Video License Renewed for 2011 Calendar Year

Are you thinking of using a movie or clip for your next Training Session?


Have you used movies and/or movie clips to provide COJET training for your staff?  The Education Services has renewed a one-year agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation for use of films/film clips during training sessions.  The agreement is in effect for the 2011 calendar year.  Production companies listed on the agreement are approved for use by organizations without violating copyright laws.  Access the producer/distributor list on the Education Services Division website. 


Helpful guidelines for use of films and film clips in training sessions have been posted on the Training Coordinator Resources page of the Education Services website to use as a reference when developing or accrediting training involving the use of film or film clips in training. Contact Vikki Murillo, Education Services Division for further information.




Training Games - A Resource for Trainers

 by Julie Binter, AOC Education Services Division

Are you or your stakeholders looking for free training game ideas (that include very detailed instructions)?  The Training Games website offers more than 200 ready-to-use training games and activities related to organizational productivity, communication and problem-solving and can easily be adapted for your needs.  





Legends of the Judiciary Video Series now available online!


Arizona’s judicial history echoes the pioneering spirit of the first American settlers to break ground in her fertile soil. Though barely a century old, it is an epic story of individuals blazing a trail through seemingly insurmountable obstacles, all in the pursuit of one unifying goal...a better life not only for themselves, or their families, but for all Arizonans.

Join us in a celebration of the lives of seven prominent members of Arizona’s judiciary. Learn about the impact their careers have had on not only Arizona’s government, but that of the entire nation.  The Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET) and the Education Services Division offer a look into the lives of Hons.  Hayzel B. Daniels, Lorna Lockwood, Thomas Tang, Valdemar Cordova, William Rehnquist, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Francis X. Gordon, in a compelling video series produced and directed by Hon. Wendy Morton.

Click HERE to go to a page dedicated to the series.



All content c. 2011 The Arizona Supreme Court. The Coordinator is a publication of the Education Services Division. All articles created and written by Vikki Cipolla-Murillo, Editor, except where noted.