The Alabama Judicial College, a division of the Administrative Office of Courts,
is charged with implementation of a comprehensive plan that addresses the educational,
developmental and training needs of members of the Unified Judicial System. The
Alabama Judicial College’s philosophy is continuing judicial education and training
programs that must recognize the career development needs of court officials and
employees. In this process the College develops and coordinates over 60 meetings
on a yearly basis which include on-site and off-site conferences, regional trainings
and seminars for officials and employees of the circuit, district and municipal
courts. Since its inception the College has followed the Conceptual Model which
emphasis continuing judicial education for the proper administration of justice
because only through education can the delivery of court services to the citizens
of Alabama be improved.
The staff consists of a Director, an Assistant Director, Education Specialists,
Education Coordinator and an Administrative Support Assistant that work with each
court association to develop agendas and training outlines. They also offer orientation
programs for judges and clerks. The College coordinates monthly calendars of internal
and external training opportunities, events and meetings. They schedule classrooms
and provide all logistical support for meetings in- and outside the judicial building.
The Judicial College provides speakers for national and state speaker bureaus and
procures grants for faculty skills training.
The Judicial College is in the process of making registration to all conferences,
regional trainings, seminars, and technical training sessions available to participants
on-line. Evaluation of the college and programs will also be available on-line.