May 18th Webinar: Phased resumption of in-person court operations – AO 2020-79 (replaced 2020-75 on 5/20)
Watch a Video Recording of the Program
- Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)
- AO 2020-79 Transition to Resumption of Court Operations (replaced 2020-75 on 5/20)
- Glendale City Court - COVID-19 Court Recovery Plan Template
- Plan B Best Practices and Recommendations
- Scottsdale City Court - Court Visitor Temperature Check Guidelines
- Scottsdale City Court - COVID19 Court Safety Measures
- Pima County Superior Court Video (YouTube)
COVID-19 Response: Training Opportunities During Social Distancing
As Arizona’s courts increasingly shift to social distancing practices and teleworking, the Education Services Division is committed to providing a host of resources to assist Arizona’s judicial branch professionals with training and continuing professional development.
2020 COJET general requirements have been suspended by Administrative Directive 2020-08. The general COJET requirements (ACJA§1-302(H)) are suspended for 2020. Consistent with ACJA § 1-302 judicial personnel shall spend sufficient time during calendar year 2020 to obtain and maintain professional competence through judicial education.
COJET timelines have been modified by Administrative Directive 2020-03
- New limited jurisdiction judges shall complete New Judge Orientation within 24 months, to allow new judges to attend their third week of orientation in 2021.
- New probation officers shall complete the Probation Officer Certification Academy within 18 months (corresponding timeframe in ACJA § 6-104 is also extended).
- New probation and surveillance officers shall complete the Institute for Intensive Probation Supervision (IPS) within 18 months of assignment.
- Judges shall complete the specialized dependency-training program within 18 months of assuming a new assignment involving dependency cases.
We offer a variety of training options that you and your court may consider to continue judicial education and training while working remotely. Please check back frequently as this list will be updated. As always, please consult with your supervisor and local training coordinator before pursuing any training opportunity (Non-facilitated request for COJET credit form).
COJET Classroom - A one-stop source for judicial branch employees to engage in online COJET programs including computer-based training (CBT) modules, video streaming, and other web-based curricula.
COJET Video Center - Video-based COJET programs that can be viewed now!
AOC Skillsoft Library - Judicial Branch employees can obtain a license to access this massive catalog of on-demand courses curated by Ed Services to provide judicial branch employees with practical workplace skills.
AOC Court Services Consolidated Collections Unit Video Training - Legacy FARE Overview, Enhanced FARE Overview.
National Association for Court Management (NACM) Video Gallery - video of presentation at recent and past NACM national conferences about a wide range of contemporary court issues.
American Judges Association 2019 Conference Session Videos - although primarily for an audience of judges, these sessions feature nationally-renowned faculty and cover general court-related topics of interest.
National Center for State Courts Limited Jurisdiction Courts Overview - this interactive program covers the structure and role of limited jurisdiction courts in our democracy.
Center for Court Innovation: Treatment Courts - Registration is required, but this site offers hours of free content on a variety of treatment court-related topics.
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IIALS): Eighteen Ways Courts Should Use Technology to Better Serve Their Customers
Justice Clearinghouse: Webinars - Using an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and resolving the challenges affecting our justice and public safety arena, the Justice Clearinghouse offers a year-round “virtual conference” for justice professionals to learn from the thought leaders, innovators, researchers, and street-wise, experienced professionals in their fields.
TED Talks - TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
The Arizona Supreme Court AOC Education Services Division
The protection of the rights of free citizens depends upon the existence of an independent and competent judiciary. The task of maintaining judicial competence depends on the willingness of the judiciary itself to assure that its members are knowledgeable and skilled in the study of the law and its development, and that judges are trained in the application of legal principles and the art of judging. The personnel employed within the judicial system must also maintain a high level of competence to assist judges in carrying out their responsibilities and to provide accurate and timely services to the public. To the end that judicial independence and competence might be preserved and reinforced as essential elements of our system of government, the Arizona Supreme Court established an educational system for all judges and employees of the Arizona judicial branch in 1983.
The Education Services Division is responsible for maintaining a statewide system of judicial education and overseeing compliance with judicial education standards. This is accomplished by managing funding for statewide and local training; maintaining a resource pool of faculty; coordinating a network of 100 training coordinators; and managing reporting and compiling compliance with education standards. The division also provides ancillary services to the Arizona Judicial Branch such as curriculum development, educational program development, and audio/visual support for events and programs.
Division staff coordinate seminars, workshops, conferences, and computer-based training for judges, probation officers, and 18 identifiable non-judge court system job categories. Each year, the division produces more than 100 programs reaching over 7,000 participants.
COJET Standards & Requirements
Although the term "COJET" refers to the Committee on Judicial Education and Training, it is often used by judges and judicial branch employees to reference education and training requirements. The COJET standards and requirements are outlined specifically in Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Section 1-302 . In general, each member of the Arizona Judicial branch must complete a minimum of 16 hours of COJET-accredited continuing education each year, including at least one ethics program. All COJET-accredited programs must meet certain procedural and substantive standards outlined in the COJET Code . Some judicial branch job classifications, such as probation officers and judges, must complete mandatory orientation programs of up to 120 hours. In addition to a branch-wide compliance rate that is consistently above 98%, many Arizona judicial branch employees and judges significantly exceed the annual minimum education and training requirements as they work towards competence, professionalism and excellence.
JUDICIAL EDUCATION CENTER
3003 N. Central Ave. Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85012