Elisa Butler

General Counsel
Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
307.777.7238
ebutler@courts.state.wy.us

Alternate Contact

Sherry Griffin

Legal Resources Coordinator
Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
307.777.8581
sgriffin@courts.state.wy.us

 

New Judge Orientation Information:

Circuit Court Judge Orientation – TBD

 

Continuing Judicial Education Accreditation
To obtain approval of a continuing judicial education (CJE) activity or program, please complete and submit the following CJE accreditation application to Elisa Butler at: ebutler@courts.state.wy.us or Sherry Griffin at: sgriffin@courts.state.wy.us. Your application must include a brief description of the subject matter to be included in the activity or program, anticipated speakers and presenters, and a descriptive resume of the individual or entity seeking approval for the CJE activity or program. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response to your request.

The Administrative Office of the Courts (Office) accredits continuing judicial education programs and compiles continuing judicial education credits for justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court, district judges and circuit court judges. The Office works in collaboration with the Judicial Education Committee to identify and develop educational opportunities for Wyoming’s judiciary, including new judge orientations and on-going education. As provided in the Rules for Continuing Judicial Education, “by continuing judicial education judges and justices can better fulfill their obligation to the public.”

 

• Continuing Judicial Education Rules

 

National Judicial Education Resources:
National Judicial College
National Center for State Courts
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

 

SAVE THE DATE:

• Conference of Circuit Court Judges’ Meeting will be held December 2-4, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming.

Submit CJE Credit Each judge or justice shall complete a minimum of 15 hours of accredited CJE every year. On or before February 1st, each judge or justice shall make a written report to the State Court Administrator concerning completion of accredited CJE during the preceding calendar year. To submit CJE credit, please complete the PDF or electronic form below.

Additional Resources: Please find below articles and additional resources for judges.

Mindfulness and Judging Article The Emotional Dimension of Judging
Judicial Wisdom
So You’re Going to be a Judge

Continuing Education

    • December
    • District Court Judges’ Conference (Casper, WY) – 3.75 CJE hours
    • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Casper, WY) – 11.5 CJE hours
    • October
    • Judicial Council Meeting (& Judicial Luncheon) (Jackson, WY) – 13.5 CJE hours
May
    • District Court Judges’ Conference (Lander, WY) – 5.2 CJE hours
April
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Jackson, WY) – 12.1 CJE hours

  • December
  • District Court Judges Conference (Casper, WY) – 5.75 hours
  • September
  • Judicial Council Meeting (and Judicial Luncheon) (Laramie, WY) – 13.75 hours
  • District Court Judges Conference (Laramie, WY) – 1.25 hours
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Laramie, WY) – 1.25 hours
  • April
  • District Court Judges Conference (Lander, WY) – 6.75 CJE hours
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Jackson, WY) – 12 CJE hours

  • December
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Casper, WY) – 5 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference – No meeting.
  • September
  • Judicial Council Meetings (Cheyenne, WY) – 11 CJE hours
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Cheyenne, WY) – 2 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference – (Cheyenne, WY) – 2.5 CJE hours
  • April
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Jackson, WY) – 10 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference (Thermopolis, WY) – 6.25 CJE hours
  • December
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Casper, WY) – 4.0 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference – cancelled due to weather
  • September
  • Judicial Council Meetings (Laramie, WY) – 3.75 CJE hours
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Laramie, WY) – 1.5 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference (Laramie, WY) – 3.0 CJE hours
  • April
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges (Jackson, WY) – 11 CJE hours
  • District Court Judges Conference (Sheridan/Big Horn) – 9 hours