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District Court Court Staff Training

  • 2020 SENTENCING: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded September 16, 2020

    Training Description:

    In 2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the criminal law statutes which included the requirement that “each judge of the court receives training concerning... [defendants’] behavioral health needs and intellectual or developmental disabilities.” (NRS 176.135(5))

    Join Forensic Psychiatrist Melissa Piasecki to learn about the mental and developmental disabilities that are often the genesis of the criminal behavior we see in the defendants before us.

  • 2020 NEVADA SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL CASE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded August 26, 2020

    Training Description:

    The criminal case is a never-ending roller coaster. Join us as we ride along with the Honorable Kevin Higgins as he reviews the latest ups-and-downs of criminal case law from Nevada’s appellate courts.

  • 2020 NEVADA SUPREME COURT CIVIL CASE REVIEW (J, SJ)

    Recorded September 2, 2020

    Training Description:

    Nevada’s civil cases provide a rodeo of material for the sitting judge to tame. Ride along as Robert Eisenberg of Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, corrals for us a review of the wild broncos of civil cases from the Nevada appellate courts.

  • 2020 HOW COVID CHANGES CASEFLOW MANAGEMENT (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded July 22, 2020

    Training Description:

    Do the same caseflow management principles apply after COVID-19? Are you just going to be busier or do you need a different approach?

  • 2020 FAMILY CASE LAW UPDATE (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (July 15, 2020)

    Training Description:

    Family law is a challenging and ever-changing area of law. Join family court Judge Bridget Robb and Court of Appeals Judge Bonnie Bulla as they review and update you on Nevada’s most current family law cases and statutory changes that impact this important area of our judicial system.

  • 2020 UNDERSTANDING THE NEW PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (July 8, 2020)

    Training Description:

    In 2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the Presentencing Investigation Report. The AOC is presenting a webinar with the Nevada Department of Public Safety in which Nevada’s judges will be able to review the new form, identify what information was removed and what is included, determine best practices for the report’s use, and have their presentencing questions answered. (NRS 176.135 & NRS 176.145)

  • 2020 COURT INTERPRETERS! THE GOOD, THE BAD…AND THE UGLY (CI, J, CA, M/S, C)

    Course Effective Date: February 12, 2020

    Course Description: Credentialed court interpreters serve as a conduit between Limited English Proficient (LEP) court users and English-speaking officials in legal forums. The goal of a court interpreter is to enable the judge and jury to react in the same manner to a LEP speaking person as they do with one who speaks English. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166 provides the right for language access and thereby affording LEP court users fair access to justice.

    During this training, Ms. Escobar provides a basic overview of the role of a certified court interpreter. She will discuss the different types of interpretation, ethical responsibilities, the brain science and multilingual language control in simultaneous interpretation, and other tools of the trade.

  • 2020 NEVADA APPELLATE COURTS 2019 CRIMINAL OPINIONS REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Webinar

    Date: This webinar has been canceled and will be made available at a later date.

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2019.

  • 2019 DRUG COURT CASE MANAGEMENT: NEVADA SPECIALTY COURT REPORTING - GETTING STARTED (J, CA, M/S, C, SCP)

    (Recording Effective Date: December 6, 2019)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will cover icon identification, setting permissions, and navigating a client’s screen from assessment to discharge. Participants will gain experience using the training manual as well as learn how to run reports essential to the court. This training is a beginning to understanding the powerfulness of information gathering and reporting within DCCM. It is interactive to answer questions for all levels of users.

  • 2019 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Training Description: The 80th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 3, 2019. There were 545 Assembly Bills and 557 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join Ben Graham, Esq. and John McCormick for an interactive webinar as they guide you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2019 NEVADA PRETRIAL RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINING (J, CA, M/S, C, PT)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 2019)

    Training Description: Nationwide, courts are moving towards the use of evidence-based risk assessment tools because they help guarantee that a pretrial release decision is based on the individual's risk of failure to appear or the threat that he or she poses to public safety rather than the individual's ability to pay bail. This instills greater fairness and consistency into the process.

  • 2019 NEVADA COURT ADMINISTRATION 2019 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded June 20, 2019)

    Training Description: Robin Sweet leads an interactive discussion on 2019 legislative changes that will impact Nevada court administration. 

  • 2019 NEVADA APPELLATE COURTS 2018 CRIMINAL OPINIONS REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 6, 2019)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2018.

  • 2018/2019 UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR JUDICIAL RECORDS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (June 28, 2018 and January 10, 2019)

    Welcome to the Uniform System for Judicial Records training. This course is an online video training. It requires access to the Distance Education Program (DEP) secure password-protected website for use by Nevada’s Judiciary and court staff. 

    Course Description:This is a two-part series on the Uniform System for Judicial Records (USJR) statistics. USJR reporting began in fiscal year 2000. These statistics are submitted monthly by the Nevada trial courts and published yearly in the Nevada Supreme Court’s Annual Report and separate Appendix File. Both publications can be found on the Nevada Supreme Court’s website. The statistics are used by the trial courts, State Legislature, county commissions, and city councils to understand filing trends affecting the courts, and to aid in making policy and funding decisions.

  • 2018 Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 Updates (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (May 15, 2018)

    Training Description: In January 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the newest version of the Minimum Accounting Standards. This training will cover the updates made to the Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 and the associated Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits V1.1. Information will address: the intent of the standards; submission requirements and deadline changes; the court’s role and responsibility applying standards in its daily operations; the mandatory independent, external audits required every four-years, including the required audit report format; and the court’s role and responsibility in the audit process.

  • 2018 NEVADA APPELLATE COURTS 2017 CRIMINAL OPINIONS REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 8, 2018)

    Training Description: Faculty review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2017.

  • INTERPRETING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES

    Free online self-paced training offered by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

    Course Description: Between 1990 and 2013, the number of individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States grew by 80%. This represents 9% of the total U.S. population. And more than one in every five people in the US currently speaks a language other than English at home. Our civil and criminal justice systems must effectively respond to all people seeking safety and justice through the courts, including those with limited-English proficiency. Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can face special challenges as they navigate the justice system. A survivor with Limited-English proficiency (LEP) can encounter even greater obstacles to finding help, recovery and justice. This introductory course - Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases - seeks to equip court and legal interpreters with fundamental knowledge and insights about domestic violence and sexual assault that will enhance their ability to help LEP survivors make their voices heard. 

  • 2017 ETHICS IN THE COURTROOM FOR COURT INTERPRETERS (CI, J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 18, 2017)

    Course Description: During this session, presenters will review the "Code of Professional Responsibility for Nevada Court Interpreters". The training will outline the 10 different areas of the Nevada Code of Professional Responsibility and discuss various ethical considerations for credentialed court interpreters.

  • DIFFERENT WORK – A FIRST COURSE IN EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION (CA, M/S)

    Free Course offered by the National Center for State Courts

    Training Description: This self-paced course is designed for new supervisors who want to learn how to become effective managers. Faculty take you step-by-step through a process leading to a foundation of principles that guide you to become effective in your new management role doing "categorically different work.”

  • 2017 Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded August 31, 2017)

    Training Description:The sovereign citizen movement is experiencing a resurgence in the United States as illustrated by the Bundy standoff and other recent events. This course will provide information on the complex, conspiracy theory fueled, antigovernment beliefs held by sovereign citizens as well as information on the background and growth of the movement. The “paper terrorism” employed by movement adherents will be detailed, along with examples of the more extreme and violent tactics employed by sovereign citizens that have resulted in murder of criminal justice personnel. Ways to identify sovereign citizens and tips on handling encounters with them will also be explored.