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  • 2015 Nevada/New Mexico Language Access Basic Training (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Self-paced online/application based training
    (No cost for Modules 1 and 2; $75 for Module 3)

    Course Description:The Language Access Basic Training (LABT) is an interactive training that is downloaded by users and provides an introduction to language access for all court employees. The purpose of the training is to ensure that all court employees have a basic understanding of their ethical and legal obligations, as well as current best practices in serving limited English proficient and non-English speaking individuals. The Nevada Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts has partnered with the New Mexico Language Access Center to offer this online course. The AOC has purchased a limited number of licenses for use by the Courts for Modules 1 and 2. The New Mexico Language Access Basic Training is a collaborative project funded by the State Justice Institute and supported by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Language Access Advisory Committee of the Council of State Court Administrators (COSCA).

  • 2015 Nevada Supreme Court 2014 Criminal Opinions Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (February 17, 2015)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2014.

  • 2015 Do's and Don'ts When Speaking with the Media (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (January 15, 2015)

    Training Description: As the third branch of government, the judiciary impacts on the lives of individuals in profound ways. This power to influence lives attracts the attention of print, broadcast and social media. This interest can cause conflicts between the demands of the media and the responsibility of the court to fairly adjudicate cases. Learning how to balance the needs of the media with the needs of the judiciary can improve the entire experience, generate positive goodwill, and develop an understanding between the courts and the media.

  • 2014 Professional Writing Skills Part II (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free online self-paced training 

    Welcome to Professional Writing Skills Part II. This course is an online self-paced training. It 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).

    Course Description:A recent study by the College Board revealed that almost a third of employees fall short of employers' expectations in terms of written communication skills. “Professional Writing Skills Part II” is an online, self-paced course designed to address these concerns not only by reviewing the rules behind some of the most commonly made writing mistakes but also by providing ongoing lessons tailored to the specific writing needs and concerns of class participants. The course contains a series of "lessons", covering a variety of professional writing topics; additional lesson topics will be added as the course progresses. Course participants are free to choose which specific lessons they'd like to complete and can earn a Certificate of Completion for each lesson they successfully finish. This course is a continuation of the "Professional Writing Skills Review" webinar presented by Judicial Education in March of 2014.

  • 2014 Note-Taking for Judges (J)

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 22, 2014)

    Training Description:Everyone has taken notes, but what are the note taking skills that serve judges best?  How should a judge's notes differ from those of an advocating attorney?  In this webinar, Judge Jack Weil will provide best practices and tips for judicial note-taking.  Judge Weil demonstrates an effective note-taking model that emphasizes preservation of information and evidence with the objective of making a well-reasoned judicial decision, incorporating techniques and tips provided by sitting Nevada judges.

  • 2014 Protective Orders: A "Blue Plate Special" of Jurisdiction, Accessibility and Scope (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (June 18, 2014)

    Training Description:Faculty will provide an overview and detail for understanding the statutory requirements and limitations for issuance of temporary and extended protective orders by justice courts and district courts. This training will include tools to assist in the avoidance of duplication of orders in family dissolution cases and a discussion of how different jurisdictional levels should deal with temporary custody and support questions that may arise out of domestic violence disputes.

  • 2014 Fraud The Basics (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 13, 2014)

    Training Description:Fraud can happen in any organization no matter the size. As public funding decreases and the public's demand for services grows, the scrutiny on the use of scarce resources intensifies. Fraudulent activity affects not only your ability to offer the necessary but also draws unwelcome negative attention.
    This webinar will focus on fraud basics such as the common types of fraud; the costs of fraud; the common reasons why fraud happen; and steps that your organization can take to prevent fraud. Faculty will provide new and useful information regarding fraud and fraud prevention that the attendee can use to create or improve their organization's internal controls.

  • 2014 Professional Writing Skills Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 18, 2014)

    Training Description: "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw. Communication is effective when all parties involved take away the same interpretation of the message being conveyed; effective written communication poses an additional challenge because the writer must obey by the appropriate "rules" of writing if his or her audience is going to successfully interpret the intended meaning of the message.

    Please join Ms. Jamie Gradick as she provides a review of the most commonly made writing mistakes and works with participants to address writing concerns and questions. This training will focus on issues such as punctuation and grammar, sentence construction, and proper style and diction used in professional writing. Additionally, participants will be given the opportunity to complete brief writing samples, which will be used in the development of a Moodle-based training module designed to address each participant's individual writing skills and concerns.

  • 2014 Understanding the Dynamics of Victims of Crimes (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 25, 2014)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will discuss interacting with victims of crime as they enter our courts.

  • 2014 Nevada Supreme Court 2013 Criminal Opinions Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 4, 2014)

    Training Description: Join Daniel Slimak, Esq. and Sally Bassett, Esq. as they review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2013.

  • 2014 The Ins and Outs of Mobile Home Park Evictions (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 18, 2014)

    Training Description: Join Judge Camille Vecchiarelli as she provides justice court staff with a clearer understanding of the procedure for evictions of manufactured (mobile) homes located within a manufactured home park. In addition, court staff will be provided with related statutes that will assist them in providing excellent customer service in their community. Multiple examples of eviction forms will be provided along with other resources.

  • 2013 Policy for Handling Filed, Lodged, and Presumptively Confidential Documents (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (December 11, 2013)

    Training Description: Please join Ms. Stephanie Heying and Ms. Bobbie Williams as they provide an overview of the recently adopted Policy for Handling Filed, Lodged, and Presumptively Confidential Documents. The presentation will include background information on the why the Commission on Preservation, Access, and Sealing of Court Records began to look at this topic, the development of the Policy, and its purpose.

  • 2013 Nevada District Judges Seminar (J)

    April 18 - 20, 2013

    Welcome to the Nevada District Judges 2013 Seminar online seminar material resources. These select resources are made available as individual self-paced self-study and are listed in alphabetical order.

  • 2013 Nevada Legislative Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 27, 2013)

    Training Description: The 77th session of the Nevada Legislature has concluded. The results are in. Which of these 533 bills impact the courts? And how do they impact the courts? Join Ben Graham, Esq. and Mr. John McCormick as they guide us through the maze of bills during this interactive webinar.

  • 2012 Nevada Specialty Court Conference (J, CS)

    November 14 - 16, 2012

    Welcome to the Specialty Court 2012 Conference online conference material resources. These select resources are made available as individual self-paced self-study and are listed in alphabetical order. Only those education sessions with conference materials are included.

  • 2012 Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit (J)

    April 30 - May 4, 2012

    Welcome to the Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit 2012 online conference material resources. These select resources are made available as individual self-paced self-study and are listed in alphabetical order.

  • 2013 The Federal Language Assistance Mandate & How it Impacts Nevada State Courts (For Judges & Judicial Officers) (J, GJ, FJ, LJ)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 17, 2013)

    Training Description: What is Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Federal Language Assistance Mandate? How do language assistance requirements impact Nevada state courts? What is the potential liability of not providing language assistance within the courts? Mr. Bruce Adelson, will provide an introductory look at Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the application of language assistance requirements to Nevada state courts, and Title VI compliance enforcement efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice. He will also discuss real-life Title VI scenarios involving language assistance and the courts, Nevada-specific demographics concerning the state’s non-English speaking population, and steps for enhancing Title VI compliance in Nevada’s state courts.

  • 2012 Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.0 "The Changes" (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (October 11, 2012)

    Training Description:The Minimum Accounting Standards provide the courts with a policy defining requirements for financial operations, internal accounting, and financial management controls. The standards are the courts self-guidance to sound internal controls which raises the level of accountability and responsibility in dealing with financial matters facing the courts, thus promoting a high level of public trust in the judiciary. In January 2012, significant changes to the Minimum Accounting Standards occurred ranging from a new document format to compliance requirements and submission changes. Whether you are a judge, county clerk, or staff member in charge of your court's compliance with the Minimum Accounting Standards, this session will cover the most recent changes to standards and new submission requirements to ensure your court is in compliance with these important requirements.

  • 2012 Judicial Training on Strangulation (J, DV)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 24, 2012)

    Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this a felonious assault, but it may be attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control, where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim's next breath; having devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.