25 Judges J. 1 (1986)

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Midyear Meeting Update
The ABA at its February 1986 Midyear Meeting voted
to oppose a proposal, supported by Chief Justice
Burger, for an Intercircuit Tribunal to hear and decide
cases referred to it by the U.S. Supreme Court. The
ABA also urged a moratorium on privatization of
prisons and jails; opposed the American Medical As-
sociation's plan to limit medical liability; supported
the creation of a chief administrative judge within the
federal judiciary to be filled by a district or circuit
court judge who would administer the federal judicial
system as the Chief Justice may assign; approved an
Appellate Judges Conference amendment to the
Standards Relating to Appellate Courts setting forth
the role of staff attorneys in appellate courts; and
adopted standards for imposing lawyer sanctions. All
in all, the ABA took positions on 55 various issues.
In the criminal justice area, the ABA House of
Delegates voted to support a requirement that prose-
cutors obtain judicial approval before issuing sub-
poenas to lawyers to testify concerning their clients
before grand juries or other tribunals. (Bar associa-
tions in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire
and New Jersey have supported similar proposals.)
The ABA also went on record urging legislation to
combat the growing problem of money laundering-
but opposing those bills that do not contain a require-
ment that the offense be intentionally committed.
National Judicial College
Seeks Associate Dean
The National Judicial College, a nonprofit educa-
tional institution, seeks an associate dean with ex-
perience in the practice of law, in legal and continuing
professional education, and who has strong interper-
sonal, organizational and administrative skills. The
associate dean reports to the dean of the College and
assists the dean in supervising a staff of 35, and in
presenting both residential courses and regional pro-
grams. The salary is negotiable within the range of
$60,000 to $70,000 and includes excellent fringe
benefits, including Thrift Plan, tax-sheltered annuity
and pension plans, and health and life insurance. The
National Judicial College's continuing judicial educa-
tion programs train state trial judges and justices, and

federal and state administrative law judges. The Col-
lege, an equal opportunity employer, is affiliated with
the American Bar Association and is located at the
University of Nevada at Reno. Interested parties
should send their resumes before May 30, 1986 to:
Director, Human Resources, The National Judicial
College, Judicial College Building, University of
Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Confidentiality respected
with all applicants.
JAD Midyear Update
The Judicial Administration Division, in the first half
of the 1985-86 year, went on record urging the Presi-
dent of the United States to complete the appointment
process for the State Justice Institute board by for-
warding his nominations to the Senate for confirma-
tion and calling for adequate funding for the Institute.
(Appropriation bills for the SJI were passed by Con-
gress and signed into law by the President, but funding
has been held up pending the President's appoint-
ments to the board.)
In other areas, the JAD is continuing its opposition
to Pulliam v. A lien and seeking legislative remedies to
exclude state and federal judges when acting in their
official capacities from liability under the Civil Rights
Attorneys' Fees Award Act. The JAD is also actively
working to secure state adoption of the recently passed
Juror Use and Management Standards.
The JAD has produced a number of continuing
education programs for judges and lawyers this year.
Seminars have been held for appellate, traffic court,
administrative and general jurisdiction judges. Up-
coming programs include courses for staff attorneys
and court personnel as well as continuing the regular
series of programs.
Private Prison
Declares Bankruptcy
A Medium Security Prison in Cowansville, Pennsyl-
vania, called the 268 Center, has declared bankruptcy
under Chapter 11. The prison, which can accom-
modate 55 men, was placed under state jurisdiction, as
well as one other private facility.
This action follows by barely a month an ABA-

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