23 Judges J. 1 (1984)

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News
Roundup

Court Technology Conference
Scheduled for Spring
The reason that we are holding a National Con-
ference on Court Technology, said John Greacan,
deputy director for programs at the National Center
for State Courts, is to offer court administrators,
judges, and other interested people the most compre-
hensive program ever developed on how technology
can help us better solve the many problems facing our
courts.
The technology conference will be held in Chicago
at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel on April 26-29,
1984. The preliminary program includes more than 70
different topics, with sessions running on several
tracks, depending upon a person's level of knowledge
and expertise. The conference is sponsored by 32
organizations, which include those representing
judges, lawyers, administrators, municipal officials,
clerks, and other court personnel.
The preliminary program includes the following
categories: equipment, court functions, management
issues, and workshops focusing on the level and type of
court. In addition, there will be a special exhibit area,
where the latest in court and law office equipment will
be available, and tours of Chicago-area courts.
The technology conference registration fee is set at
$150 (with a $100 early registration fee available, if
participants register by March 15, 1984). Conference
attendees will also benefit from special reduced hotel
rates. Registration deadline is April 15, 1984.
For further information contact: Court Technol-
ogy Conference, National Center for State Courts, 300
Newport Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Watts Gives Notice,
College Seeks New Dean
National Judicial College Dean Ernst John Watts,
who does not plan to renew his contract in February

1985, commented that, It has been a great ten years,
and I am happy with our accomplishments. He plans
to pursue other opportunities that combine his skills as
a lawyer, judge, teacher, administrator, and fund
raiser. Florence K. Murray, chairperson of the col-
lege's board of directors and associate justice of the
Rhode Island Supreme Court, expressed the board's
gratitude and appreciation for Dean Watts's decade of
service at the college. Watts will end his duties as dean
of the National Judicial College at the end of February
1985.
The National Judicial College is inviting applica-
tions from, and information about, possible can-
didates for the position of dean. The National Judicial
College, located at the University of Nevada-Reno,
offers a broad-based educational program for judges
and other judicial staff from all parts of the United
States. Established 20 years ago as an entity of the
American Bar Association, the college now operates as
a separate, private non-profit corporation under a
board of directors approved by the ABA.
The Dean Search Committee, appointed by the
board of the college, intends to seek out possible can-
didates, as well as receive applications, and will be
pleased to receive applications, nominations, or in-
quiries from any interested person.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be
directed to Ernest C. Friesen, Chairman, Dean Search
Committee, California Western School of Law, 350
Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101. The committee
hopes to receive all applications by May 15, 1984.
Retired Judges Sue to Practice
Should retired judges have to choose between col-
lecting a pension or practicing law? No, say a number
of judges who are challenging laws in Virginia,
Maryland and New Jersey that prohibit former judges
from collecting their pensions if they are practicing
law.                    (Please turn to page 61)

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