“…[D]edicated to the Training & Education of the Minnesota Trial Bench and Attorneys,” the Pendleton Judicial Training Updates is a website which allows a person to get a judge’s point of view on a myriad of legal issues and situations. Essentially, this website is a collection of “Updates,” or short, concise, and easy to read tips that every judge and attorney should know. Even laypeople can appreciate the chance to understand what the judge knows, and likely expects the attorneys to know. As an example, look at Judge Pendleton’s short-and-sweet guide to contested child support contempt hearings.
Anoka County Judge Alan Pendleton has an extensive background in teaching, and has established this website platform for educating judges, attorneys, and others. An online subject matter index and table of contents make Judge Pendleton’s archives a breeze to use. A lawyer or litigant would be hard pressed to find a resource this short and sweet, and on target with Minnesota law. Don’t just take the Law Librarian’s word- Massachusetts lawyer Robert Ambrosi of Law Sites recently reviewed Judge Pendleton’s training blog and was just as impressed. So look over these updates before your next in-court judge encounter and see if you don’t find yourself just a bit more prepared (and confident).