When Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum was asked recently to talk to the National Judicial College about how to be a good judge, she told college president Benes Aldana, “You know Ben, I’m really not a judge anymore.”

Aldana replied, “Yes you are. Once a judge, always a judge.” So Rosenblum, who served for 22 years as a trial and appellate judge in Oregon before becoming the state’s elected attorney general in 2012, agreed to speak to a group of newly minted state and local judges in April about becoming a good judge.