Dwight D. Opperman Institute of
Since its founding in 1952, the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) has excelled as one of the finest non-partisan judicial education and administration organizations in the country. IJA sponsors annual appellate judges training seminars, workshops on special topics in the law, and the William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture series honoring the state judiciary, among other programs.
Our next program will be the Twentieth Annual William J. Brennan, Jr., Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice, entitled "The Judiciary as the Leader of the Access to Justice Revolution," to be delivered on March 11, 2014 by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals. This program is free and open to the public; click here to register now!
In 2013, the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration presented the following programs:
The Roosevelt-Cardozo Way: Sitting for the Bar Examination After Two Years of Law School
(Friday morning, January 18)
19th Annual Brennan Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice
(Wednesday evening, February 27)
The Honorable Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
The CPLR at Fifty: Its Past, Present, and Future
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules
(Tuesday evening, March 12)
Featuring Hon. Jack Weinstein, Hon. Judith Kaye, Prof. William Nelson (NYU School of Law),
Prof. Vincent C. Alexander (St. John's University School of Law) and David L. Ferstendig, Esq.,
and moderated by Prof. Oscar G. Chase (NYU School of Law).
Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges
(Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15; open only to members of the Federal judiciary)
(Sunday-Friday, July 14-19)
(Thursday evening, October 10)