50th Anniversary Appellate Judges Conference

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Appellate Judges Conference

INTRODUCTION

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Appellate Judges Conference

The two themes of this issue—the history of the Appellate Judges Conference and security for courtrooms and judges—offer lessons about how to make our lives and courts safer to improve our work as judges.

Now the longest-serving justice in Delaware’s history, Justice Randy Holland manages to find the time to undertake national and international work involving judicial ethics and professionalism. He also finds the time to write and edit books while carrying out his judicial responsibilities.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Appellate Judges Conference, Judge Dixon compares aspects of appellate and trial practice of 50 years ago with the practice today and reviews a few predictions made in 1964 of what the world would be like in 2014.

In the past 50 years, the ABA and its appellate judges have developed Model Codes of Judicial Conduct and assisted in forming judicial conduct commissions in all 50 states. Because of this dedicated effort, we can all look forward to a strong ethical judiciary in our next 50 years.

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