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					       Michigan State University and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks
       Partner to Offer Judicial Administration Certificate and Degree Opportunities

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC) partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer
university approved courses in judicial administration that can be completed through NCBC conferences.
These courses are based on the NACM core competencies and organized in a curriculum that, when completed,
can result in certificates and/or a masters of science degree specializing in judicial administration. The courses
being offered in San Antonio, Texas are Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of
Courts; and Information Technology Management.


Education, Training, and Development Course Sessions
Students must attend all of the following required session in order to receive course contact hour credit for the
Education, Training, and Development (5 contact hours). Session information is as follows:

                  Topic                          Faculty                   Dates/Times Offered
 Education, Training, and Development       Stephanie Briscoe      Tuesday (Aug. 5) @ 8:15am-3:00pm
 (required)                                                        Lunch Break @ 11:45am-1:00pm

 Michigan State (MSU) Judicial              Maureen Conner         Tuesday (Aug. 5) @ 4:15-5:00pm
 Administration Program
 Orientation/Program Review/Program
 Updates (optional but encouraged)

Essential Components of Courts Course Sessions
Students must attend all of the following required sessions in order to receive course contact hour credit for
the Essential Components of Courts course (5 contact hours). Session information is as follows:

                   Topic                           Faculty                   Dates/Times Offered

 Deciding Cases: The Role of Bankruptcy        Ronald B. King      Tuesday (Aug. 5) @ 3:00-4:00pm
 Courts in the Federal Judiciary
 (required)
 Michigan State (MSU) Judicial                 Maureen Conner      Tuesday (Aug. 5) @ 4:15-5:00pm
 Administration Program
 Orientation/Program Review/Program
 Updates (optional but encouraged)
 It’s More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll (required)       George Prentice     Wednesday (Aug. 6) @ 2:00-4:00pm

 Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions                                    Friday (Aug. 8) @ 10:00am-12:00 noon
 (required)

Information Technology Management Course Sessions
Students must attend all of the following required sessions in order to receive course contact hour credit for
the Information Technology Management course (6 contact hours). Session information is as follows:

                    Topic                          Faculty                 Dates/Times Offered
 Michigan State (MSU) Judicial                 Maureen Conner      Tuesday (Aug. 5) @ 4:15-5:00pm
 Administration Program
 Orientation/Program Review/Program
 Updates (optional but encouraged)
 Fundamentals of Information Technology        Barry Lander        Thursday (Aug. 7) @ 8:00am-9:30am
 Management – What Everyone Needs to           Russ Reynolds
 Know About How It Works! (required)
 Tech Trail (Court Information Sharing)                            Thursday (Aug. 7) @ 9:30-11:30am
 and Vendor Fair (required)
 Planning, Developing, and Implementing        Barry Lander        Thursday (Aug. 7) @ 1:00-2:45pm
 IT Applications and Projects (required)       Russ Reynolds
 Managing Information Technology and           Michael Siegel      Friday (Aug. 8) @ 8:00-9:45am
 the IT Professional (required)                Barry Lander


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Course Attendance Requirements, Enrollment, and Payment Instructions
   1. Attend all the required sessions listed above in order to receive course contact hour credit for the
       Education, Training, and Development course (5 hours); Essential Components of Courts (5 hours);
       and/or the Information Technology Management course (6 hours).
   2. Verify attendance by completing the attendance form, obtain the required signature after each
       session and submit the form to the monitor immediately after course completion with the MSU course
       evaluation.
   3. Students may pay course fees (check payable to MSU) at or after the conference. Course fees are $10
       per contact hour (ETD, $50; ECC, $50; ITM, $60)
   4. New students must complete a simple application (with an application $15 fee) which may be
       submitted before, at, or after the conference with the course fee(s).

Student Advising Appointments
Student advising will be available before the conference by contacting Sharon George by phone or email.

Contact Information:
Dr. Sharon George                            Email: georges@msu.edu
Judicial Administration Program              Telephone: 517.432.1716
School of Criminal Justice                   Fax: 517.432.3965
Michigan State University                    Website:
1407 South Harrison Rd                       http://www.judicialadministration.msu.edu
330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

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