St. Charles Herald-Guide

Local judge graduates from professional program

From staff and wire reports - July 12, 2013

St. Charles Parish Judge Michele R. Morel of the 29th Judicial District Court recently completed a General Jurisdiction program at The National Judicial College in Reno, Nev.

This course supplements state-provided judicial education for judges by providing a foundation for a judicial career. Participants were immersed in the core competencies of their profession. The college states that those graduating from the course are more able to manage their courtrooms and individual cases; conduct jury and non-jury trials more effectively; summarize and apply developments in criminal law and procedure, family law, judicial discretion, judicial ethics and sentencing; rule on evidence more confidently; make fair and unbiased decisions and interact with the media in a positive manner.

The National Judicial College was founded in 1963 and is the nationís leading provider of judicial education. The NJC is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the historic 255-acre campus of the University of Nevada - Reno. For 50 years, the NJC has been offering courses to improve judicial productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. With courses held on-site, across the nation and around the world, the NJC offers an average of 95 courses annually with more than 3,000 judges enrolling from all 50 states, U.S. territories and more than 150 countries. Since it opened, the NJC has awarded more than 85,000 professional judicial education certificates.

Judge Michele Morel
Judge Michele Morel