The 2016 Washington, D.C. conference in August will complete the 12th year of the affiliation between the Michigan State University (MSU) and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC). In that time, MSU, through its’ Judicial Administration (JA) Program, has offered non-credit certificate course offerings at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC) annual meetings.
Since our partnering in 2004, 43 NCBC members have graduated from the non-credit bearing certificate program; 1 has garnered a credit-bearing/graduate certificate; and three have earned a Masters of Science degree. Currently, 245 students are enrolled in the program’s non-credit certificate component, all in varying states of coursework.
MSU and NCBC are extremely proud of their collaboration during the last twelve years and look forward to developing strong, competent, and visionary leaders who will chart the course of court organizations across the United States and the world.
MSU Courses and Orientation/Information Session at the Washington, D.C. 2016 Conference
For students who are just joining the MSU program or those continuing their studies, Resources, Budget, and Finance for 7.0 contact hours and Essential Components of Courts for 5.0 contact hours will be offered at the 2016 conference.
The MSU orientation and information session for new and returning students will be held again this year at the conference. We welcome everyone to this session. During the session, we discuss the credentialing opportunities offered through the NCBC and MSU partnership. Additionally, students will receive information on how they can get credit for seminars and programs offered by other partner organizations such as the Federal Courts Clerks Association (FCCA), Federal Judicial Center (FJC), and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO). For students who will be writing their capstone projects within the next year, we recommend attending the session to discuss project ideas.
MSU/NCBC Student Graduation Ceremony at the Washington, D.C. 2016 Conference
A MSU Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program graduation ceremony is slated for the 2016 conference. We encourage all NCBC conference attendees to attend the ceremony recognizing the personal and professional accomplishments of their colleagues. MSU is expecting approximately 5-7 NCBC graduates this year.
Future Leaders: A Research Report on Desirable Career Credentials for the Federal and State Courts in the United States
The final report is permanently posted on the Judicial Administration Program website at http://cj.msu.edu/assets/JA-Publications-Credentials_Report_Dec2015.pdf.
For more information about the MSU/JA program, please visit the program’s website at http://judicialadministration.msu.edu. If you have any questions about building your education portfolio, please contact Cathy White at firstname.lastname@example.org.