Upcoming Chief Chats

Mark your calendars now!  Chief Chats will continue in 2024.  The chats will focus on topics of general interest for informal discussion.  Continuing with last year’s format, the Chats will not be recorded and will not generate formal reports.  The Chats are intended to promote chief-to-chief discussion and the exchange of ideas and problem-solving.

Friday, March 28, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

We will discuss current problems confronting intermediate appellate courts. Judge Hector LaSalle, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department in NY, will lead a discussion about the impact of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies on the courts.  Please join us with your questions and to let us know how your colleagues are dealing with these new technologies.  And, if we have time, Judge Michele Christiansen Forster, Presiding Judge of the Utah Court of Appeals, will lead a discussion on the emerging distrust of our institutions and the lack of civility in our courtrooms.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Judicial Conduct issues are popping up around the country in our courts.  Judge Thomas Bower (IA) and Judge Jeff Taylor (KY) will moderate.

Thursday,  August 22, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Topic to be determined.

We hope to see you there and look forward to lots of great dialogue!