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  • 2019 CIP UNDERSTANDING & USING DATA AVAILABLE TO YOU (CHAPIN HALL'S FOSTER CARE DATA ARCHIVE) (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 5, 2019)

    Course Description: Data on child welfare case processing and outcomes are not always easy to come by. At the state level, the child welfare agency must report specific data points to the federal government. These data are made available to the public, however, they are limited in scope and only include the largest jurisdictions in the state. Chapin Hall, through their Foster Care Data Archive, works with states to compile their child welfare data in a meaningful way. These data are often more current than the publicly available data and can be examined by each judicial district in the state providing child welfare and legal professionals an opportunity to track their data over time. This training will introduce professionals to the Foster Care Data Archive website and walk people through the basic steps for exploring their own data in a meaningful way. Opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions and explore the availability of data elements they are interested in.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 INTERLOCK LAWS AND PROCEDURES (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 14, 2018)

    Training Description:Significant changes were made by the 2017 legislature to statutes concerning DUIs, interlock devices, and the suspension of drivers’ licenses. The laws, taking effect October 1st, 2018, will increase the requirement for interlock devices in DUI cases. This webinar will provide information on the issuing of an order requiring an interlock device, procedures, and timeframes. Exceptions and criteria for economic hardship will also be discussed. 

  • 2018 NEVADA JUVENILE DEPENDENCY MEDIATION PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 9, 2018)

    Course Description: The statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) was launched in July 2016. The purpose of the Program is to improve system processing of dependency cases; thereby decreasing time to permanency and termination of parental rights (TPR). In so doing, it helps stabilize children’s lives by getting them into safe, secure, and permanent homes in a timely manner consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This course provides an overview of Nevada’s Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, its purposes and processes and basic tips and strategies to ensure successful participation in juvenile dependency mediations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2017 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Indian Child Welfare Act: New Regulations (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 25, 2017)

    Course Description: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in 1978 after two years of Congressional hearings determined that Native children were being removed from their families and communities at disproportionately high rates. Since passage, courts around the country have struggled to understand the intent of the law and inconsistent implementation has left many individuals and families feeling frustrated and unable to trust the system. Many workers assigned to ICWA cases have felt similar frustration as terms like “active efforts” and “good cause” have not been adequately defined. In December 2016, federal regulations went into effect adding new requirements for judges. These are the first legally-binding changes since the law was passed. 

  • 2017 Nevada Legislative Review 2017 (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded September 28, 2017)

    Training Description: The 79th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 6, 2017. There were 522 Assembly Bills and 555 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.

  • 2017 MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded June 20, 2017)

    Training Description: In an effort to maintain the integrity of criminal records, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), General Services Division (GSD), Records, Communications and Compliance Division (formerly General Services) will focus on the importance of criminal record maintenance and how it impacts the criminal justice community. The goal is to further enhance that balance of information sharing by gathering important information to enable DPS to better serve the community as a whole. Based on feedback from a presentation on this subject at the limited jurisdiction judges winter seminar, this session will focus on specifics identified as needing extra attention.

  • 2017 JCSN COURT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW 2017 (CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded June 20, 2017)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will discuss 2017 legislative changes that will impact Nevada court administration. 

  • 2017 UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND COMPASSION FATIGUE IN THE COURT COMMUNITY (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded May 23, 2017)

    Training Description: We are individually and collectively affected by trauma through the work we do each day. We are traumatized by what we see, hear, and read and by the questions we must ask and the answers we receive. Most of us have lived with the message that “if we care enough, we’ll tough it out.” We are learning very quickly that we have been deceiving each other and ourselves with such a mantra. In fact, the toll that trauma takes is significant and serious. As representatives of the courts, we cannot be delinquent in tending to our needs while embracing our roles as public servants.

  • 2017 Substance Abuse in the Court Community (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded April 6, 2017)

    Training Description: During this interactive session, Kay Engler, Esq., will discuss the meaning of addiction, how it affects those in the court and legal community and those on the bench in particular. Ms. Engler will also help you explore questions such as, What are our duties to report substance abuse? What are we seeing on the bench? How do you handle certain situations that arise in and around your courtroom? Where do you get help and what more, if anything, needs to happen?

  • 2017 Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2 - Evidentary Issues (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 21, 2017)

    Training Description: Social media and technologies have become interwoven in the lives and communication of families and interwoven into domestic violence, familylaw, and protection order cases. In the conclusion of this 2-part series, Ian Harris, JD, will discuss the evidentiary issues surrounding this technology.

    This project was supported under 2016-VAWA-61 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, OVW.

  • 2017 Nevada Appellate Courts 2016 Criminal Opinions Review (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 7, 2017)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2016.

  • 2017 Domestic Violence in the Digital Age (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (January 17, 2017)

    Training Description: Social media and technologies have become interwoven in the lives and communication of families and interwoven into domestic violence, family law, and protection order cases. The presenter will discuss the wide range of technology, such as spoofing and spyware that can be misused to cause harm.

    This project was supported under 2016-VAWA-61 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, OVW.

  • 2016 Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit (J, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded conference sessions and materials)

    Welcome to the Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit 2016 online conference resources. These select resources are made available as individual self-paced self-study and are listed in alphabetical order.