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                       NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I rise to honor the National Judicial 
College. Celebrating 50 years of service and education to the Nation's 
judiciary, the National Judicial College has dedicated itself to the 
advancement of justice, not only in our Nation, but throughout the 
world. It is with great pleasure that I recognize the National Judicial 
College's distinguished history of providing education and higher 
learning, especially in light of its recent anniversary.
  More than 50 years ago, the Joint Committee for the Effective 
Administration of Justices came together and realized the need for an 
entity to provide judicial education. By 1963, under the leadership of 
Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, the National Judicial College 
opened its doors at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  After attending the first course in Boulder, Judge Thomas Craven, 
from Reno, NV, enthusiastically brought his experience with the college 
to trustees of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation located in Reno. In 
1964, with the persistence of Judge Craven and the support of the 
Fleischmann Foundation, the college moved to the campus of the 
University of Nevada, Reno, where its permanent academic home still 
thrives today.
  As the first institution to offer programs of its nature to judges 
nationwide, the National Judicial College has much to celebrate at this 
50 year mark. What started out as a course serving 83 judges in 1963 
has become a permanent institution that provides 90 courses and 
programs serving more than 3,000 judges every year from all 50 States, 
U.S. territories, and more than 150 countries. Since its inception, the 
college has awarded more than 95,000 professional judicial education 
certificates.
  These judges come together in the college's own state-of-the-art 
facility on the campus of University of Nevada, Reno, comprised of 
90,000 square feet including an auditorium, classrooms, model 
courtroom, multimedia room, computer lab, judge's resource room, and 
discussion areas, all of which are equipped with the latest technology.
  The college serves as the one place where judges from across the 
world can meet to improve the delivery of justice and advance the rule 
of law through professional study and collegial dialogue. The college's 
dedicated boards, faculty, and staff deliver innovative programs and 
services that improve productivity, challenge perceptions of justice, 
and inspire judicial excellence in the field.
  The impact of the National Judicial College is immense. Its unique 
role in educating and developing our Nation's judiciary has improved 
the judicial system, and will continue to do so in the future.
  I commend the National Judiciary College's dedication to education, 
innovation, and advancement of justice, and am honored to congratulate 
the college for 50 years of serving our Nation's judiciary.

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