The Jurist in Residence (JIR) acts as a consultant, trainer, and speaker to provide expert and seasoned judicial advice on matters affecting courts and legal system handling of child welfare cases and issues. The JIR Letter was created to routinely update judges on special matters. 

Jurist in Residence

The Jurist in Residence (JIR) position was created to foster judicial leadership and promote greater expertise among child protection judges. The JIR acts as a consultant, trainer, and speaker to provide expert and seasoned judicial advice on matters affecting courts and legal system handling of child welfare cases and issues.  
Pictured: The Honorable Dean Rucker

JIR Letters

Important informational letters and announcements concerning items of interest to the judiciary on child welfare matters (such as training events) are routinely issued by the Children's Commission and are archived here.