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2018 WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION: STRATEGIES FOR COUNTERING THE PAPER TERRORISM OF SOVEREIGN CITIZENS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

Free Recorded Webinar (November 29, 2018) 

Training Description: Sovereign citizens and other anti-government groups affect the judicial system through a tactic known as “paper terrorism,” clogging the courts with nonsensical, voluminous filings, phony lawsuits, and false liens against public officials as a form of harassment and intimidation. This behavior is sometimes a precursor to violence. As such, this training examines legislative measures in various jurisdictions to thwart paper terrorism, particularly directed against the courts and judicial officials. An exploration of the origins of the movement’s history, tactics, violent tendencies, and ideology provides an understanding of the mindset behind this behavior, which in turn informs recommendations for prevention and deterrence.

Faculty: Terri March, Court Administrator North Las Vegas Justice Court

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada Trial Court judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff.

Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CLE/CJE

Register: This video requires access to the Distance Education Program’s (DEP) secure password-protected website for use by current Nevada judicial officers and court personnel (e.g. active judges, quasi-judicial officers, court employees, and retired judges). Returning DEP users, click here. If you are a new user, click here.

Technical Requirements:
This live webinar is being offered via GoToTraining by Citrix. Please check with your IT department to ensure computer internet compatibility so as to avoid technical difficulties on the day of training. Especially take note: GoToTraining utilizes the most current Java update. Attention hand-held device users: The GoToTraining app is also available on hand-held devices such as iPhone/iPad (iOS 9 or later) and Android (4.4 or higher).

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