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2020 NEVADA FAMILY JURISDICTION 2020 CONFERENCE (J, SJ)

Recorded conference sessions and materials, March 11, 2020

Welcome to the Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges 2020 Conference online conference resources. These select resources are made available either as individual webcasts or self-paced self-study materials and are listed in alphabetical order.

Continuing Education:

CLE credit is available for recorded sessions only. Each recorded session is set up for individual credit; therefore, a Certificate of Attendance must be submitted for each session. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023, and then will be stale dated.

Child Support 2020

(Session materials only. No CLE credit.)

Session Description:

Now that the new child support regulations are here, are we applying them correctly? Judge Hoskin and Ms. Surratt reviews the regulations and explain how judges can comply with all the changes. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the new regulations and the findings necessary to comply with the changes.

Faculty:

Judge Charles J. Hoskin, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division and Kimberly Surratt, Esq., Surratt Law Practice, PC

Judicial Stress: Am I the Only One That Feels This Way?

(Video recorded session and materials)

Session Description:

This interactive presentation looks at the concerns/questions that you have about what this job does to your mental health and wellness and answers them with science, nutrition, emotional, and wellness tools and techniques. It will help you build your own toolbox that will add to your resilience and well-being. Attendees will build an understand- ding of the SHIFT program, (Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training) gather information to help understand and acknowledge signs and symptoms of stress, and see it all come together with an understanding of brain science, nutrition, emotion, and wellness behind your body's reactions to stress. The workshop also served to educate about the widespread problem of child sexual exploitation and child pornography and the far-reaching effects on anyone who comes into contact with the involved parties, images, and materials relating to such crimes against children.

Faculty:

Jean G. McAllister, MSW, JGM Consulting, LLC and Beth Medina, PhDc, The Innocent Justice Foundation 

Continuing Education Credit:

1.0 hour SAMH CLE

Self-Represented Litigants

(Video recorded session and materials)

Session Description:

Judges Rebecca Burton and Thomas Stockard addresses the topic of self-represented litigants in a panel moderated by Judge Dixie Grossman. The panel discusses some of the challenges family judges face when dealing with self-represented litigants, ways they have addressed these challenges, and a few of the ethical issues these cases present. 

Faculty:

Judge Rebecca Burton, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division, Judge Dixie Grossman, Second Judicial District Court, Family Division and Judge Thomas Stockard, Tenth Judicial District Court 

Continuing Education Credit:

1.5 hours Ethics CLE

Spousal Support / Alimony

(Materials only. No CLE credit.)

Session Description:

Spousal support or alimony is incidental to Nevada divorce cases where there is personal jurisdiction over the obligor spouse. While a significant percentage of divorce cases do not present alimony disputes, many establish spousal support obligations through marital contracts, stipulated judgments, or by court findings and orders.  

Judge Ritchie reviews the Nevada spousal support and alimony statute, and a myriad of Nevada cases, learning just enough to assist us in managing these claims, and evaluating post-judgment requests to enforce, terminate, and modify spousal support orders.

Faculty:

Judge Art Ritchie, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division

The Year in Review – Cases from the Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

(Video recorded session and materials)

Session Description:

Judge Robb reviews and provides commentary on family law opinions issued by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2019.

Faculty:

Judge Bridget Robb, Second Judicial District Court, Family Division

Continuing Education Credit:

1.0 hour CLE

Register:

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These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Administrative Office of the Courts, or Judicial Education nor provide any warranties as to the currency and accuracy of the information in these works. Users are reminded to check the subsequent changes to rules of court and statutes cited in the works before relying on them. Questions regarding a specific education session should be directed to the faculty of that session.