Judicial Decision-Making for Magistrates

Magistrates in a class room setting

This seminar will offer an intensive exploration of judicial decision-making by magistrates:  how those decisions are made, how they should be made according to the law, and how they often fall short of that ideal due to the impact of real life. Our focus will be on improving participants’ abilities to make legal decisions correctly while identifying and guarding against improper influences. Like all Judicial College seminars, this course will be highly interactive. Participants will have many opportunities to practice new skills, discuss new ideas, and evaluate current practices.

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Judicial Decision-Making for Magistrates is a qualifying course in the Judicial College's Certification Program for MagistratesJudicial Decision-Making for Magistrates is the only course that is required for both the Civil Law and Criminal Law Certifications. 

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This course qualifies for 9 hours of general Magistrate CE credit.

CEU9.00 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

John Patrick Sherman

Program Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor
Teaching Assistant Professor