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  • 2018 Uniform System for Judicial Records

    Free Recorded Webcast (June 28, 2018)

    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 Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens

    Free Webinar 

    Date: November 29, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:30 pm

    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 Nevada Interlock Laws and Procedures

    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

    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

    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

    (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

    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

    (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

    (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

    (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

    (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

    (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

    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

    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

    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

    (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.

  • 2015 Nevada Legislative Review

    Free Recorded Webinar (September 15, 2015)

    Training Description: The 78th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 1, 2015. There were 498 Assembly Bills and 515 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join Ben Graham, Esq. and Ms. Stephanie Heying for an interactive webinar as they guide you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2015 Nevada Supreme Court 2014 Criminal Opinions Review

    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

    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

    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.