Date:   July 6, 2006

Joan Bishop
Communications Office



    CONCORD- Superior Court Judge Tina Nadeau has been awarded a scholarship by the State Justice Institute to attend a course dealing with all aspects of managing a trial.

    Entitled, Conducting the Trial, the course will be conducted from August 26 -31, 2006 in Bar Harbor, Maine, by the National Judicial College (NJC) based in Reno, Nevada. The program will focus on providing judges with the tools to manage pre-trial discovery and motions, handle pro se litigants and write decisions more efficiently.   In addition, participants will learn when to apply early settlement techniques and how to preside over pre-trial conferences.  

    Judge Nadeau was named to the Superior Court in 1996. She was previously Legal Counsel to Governor Steve Merrill.   She also served with the Criminal Justice Bureau at the Office of the Attorney General.   She currently sits in Rockingham County.

    The National Judicial College is the premier education and training facility for judicial officers and administrators in the US. Located at the University of Nevada, Reno, the NJC has been in operation since 1963. The college offers over 95 courses annually and educates some 2,700 judges from across the country.   More information about the NJC can be found on their website (  

    The State Justice Institute (SJI) is a non-profit organization, established by Federal law to award grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts nationwide, facilitate better coordination between State and Federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts.   More information about the institute is available on the SJI website (