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Coordinator Resources

The Education Services Division strives to provide a variety of tools to training coordinators. 
 

What COJET Requirements take effect January 1, 2014?

For Judicial Officers:  

In 2014 the COJET minimum requirement for all Judicial Officers remains 16 COJET hours, including ethics.  In addition to Judicial College of Arizona (JCA) trainings, the Wendell  site continues to offer online learning tools for judges that are accredited for COJET. 

For Court Staff (Non-Judicial Officers):

In 2014 the  COJET training requirements established in ACJA section 1-302 remain 16 COJET hours, including ethics and the 2014 designated core curriculum - public service, effective communication and customer service.  Training in this category required for all non-judicial officer employees may include subjects that are relevant to verbal, non-verbal or written communication skills, interacting with court customers and providers, and the media, among others. 

Non-facilitated Learning Increase:

Administrative Order 2013-110 continues a temporary modification in non-facilitate learning hours through December 31, 2014.  It is ordered that the limit of 8 credit hours for non-facilitated learning programs that may be used to meet the annual continuing judicial education requirements described in ACJA § 1-302 be increased to 10 credit hours for calendar year 2014.  All other policies, standards, and approval mechanisms described in § 1-302 remain in force. 

Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more:

A small list of 2014 Core Curriculum topic area examples are given below.  The list is not inclusive; however, it will provide you with guidance on possible training options:

Examples of classes in this category:

•        Presentation Skills
•        Can You Hear Me Now?: Phone Skills
•        Customer Service Spanish for Non-Bilingual Court Staff
•        Victim Sensitivity Training
•        Special Incidents Reports
•        Report Writing Training
•        Dealing with Difficult People
•        Legal Advice, Legal Information
•        Motivational Interviewing
•        Active and Empathetic Listening
•        Reaching for Stellar Service
•        Cognitive Intervention/ Motivational Interviewing
•        Basic Grammar
•        Fundamentals of Interviewing
•        Giving & Receiving Feedback
•        Improving Team Performance
•        Emergency Communication
•        Verbal De-Escalation/Active Listening
•        Conduction effective meetings
•        Conflict Resolution
•        Workplace Diversity





Regional Conference Planning (Resources and Templates) Downloadable Curriculum

Click this link for    Downloadable curriculum materials. These materials are hosted on the AJIN network. If you do not have access to the AJIN network and would like copies of materials offered please contact Vikki Murillo-Cipolla at vmurillo@courts.az.gov.  

 

Movies in Training

The Arizona Supreme Court has purchased and renewed the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation license (MPLC) for calendar year 2014, giving the Arizona Supreme Court and  training coordinators permission to show copyrighted films and/or film clips in trainings, provided the movie’s producer and/or distibutor is listed on the following MPLC listing.  The license also is expanded in CY 2014 to include permissions to watch movies in ALL Jury Assembly Rooms.  When using legally obtained videos in a face-to-face training credits must be included. 

  Calendar Year 2014 MPLC Listing
  MPLC Terms and Conditions (Please read prior to using films in training)
  Guidelines for Use of Films/Film Clips in Training
  Movies Used by Training Coordinators in Training

To assist you with finding the specific title you wish to show and their corresponding producer, included are instructions on how to search and locate titles on the Internet Movie Database IMDB website at http://www.IMDB.com

·         Go to http://www.IMDB.com  

·         Type film title in search box and press enter.

·         Select the title.

·         Scroll down to “Company Credits” (located in the middle section of the page) and view the Company Credits (Producers and Distributors).

·         Check to see which company distributes the title in the United States (U.S. distributor). If the U.S. distributor is listed on your producer list, the title is covered by your license. If it is not listed within the "produced by" or "distributed by" lists, you will need to contact that producer or distributor directly to obtain the necessary rights to show that title.

·         Or, typing in the name of the producer/distributor and IMDB will list all of the titles that company has produced or distributed.

Book Club Program

The JCCE proposes to institute JCCE sponsored book clubs for its members. As with most book clubs, the idea is to have a group of people read a single book, and gather to discuss the implications/plot/meaning/application of the book to our lives and work.  

 Guidelines
 Second Quarter Book Club
 Questions for Stephen Downing
 10 Myths About School Shootings
 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Facilitated Programs

Available for checkout from the Education Services Division are these DVD-led courses (with complete instructions and handouts) you can use to cover a wide range of topics.

    Facilitated Programs - Checkout Policy

    Facilitated Programs - Courseware Listing

Publications

Newsletters

New Limited Jurisdiction Pro Tem (part-time/on-call) Mandatory Orientation Requirements:

Template Forms

 Report of Compliance Form with Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements
 Accreditation of Program Form
 Program Plan
 Training Request
 Travel Claim
 Travel Claim Instructions
 Website Calendar Posting Request 
Conference planning checklist template

COJET Forms

 Oral Arguments  Program Evaluation Form - Revised
 Certificate of Attendance
 Certificate for Instructors
 Facilitated Training
 Faculty/Facilitator/Curriculum Developer Request
 Non-Facilitated Individual Request
 On-the-Job Training Request for COJET

COJET Excellence in Education Awards Program

 Nomination Form
 Awards Program Marketing Flyer

COJET Accredited Sponsors

COJET Compliance Report

      2013 COJET Reporting Preparation
      FAQ

Online Training Resources

 THIAGI Games - Free Training Games
   

CLERK and Public Manager Certification - ASU Bob Ramsey Programs:

Bob Ramsey Executive Education is the path in Arizona to earning Certified Municipal Clerk and Master Municipal Clerk and Certified Public Manager® credentials.  Classes are available in classroom and online.  Bob Ramsey Executive Education is the only nationally accredited provider of the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) credential in Arizona.  Interested Arizona clerks may be eligible for scholarships, in the form of tuition reduction, from the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association.

LEGAL LEGACY - Archive of interviews, articles about Arizona's legal giants: http://www.legallegacy.org/

2014 National Association of Court Management (NACM) Conference session videos are available online:

https://nacmnet.org/educational-opportunities/nacm-annual-conference-2014-videos.html