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Senior Judges Training

  • 2021 SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES (J, SJ)

    Recorded April 30, 2021

    Training Description:

    The settlement conference is a powerful tool in the judge’s toolbox for case resolution. The Nevada Supreme Court Rule 252(2) states that the purpose of a settlement conference is to facilitate good faith discussions to resolve any criminal case before the district court in a manner that serves the interest of justice. Join us as the Honorable James Shirley (11 JD) discusses the ins-and-outs of the criminal settlement conference and provides practical best practices tips for the district court judge.

  • 2021 REVIEW OF NEVADA APPELLATE CIVIL OPINIONS (J, SJ)

    Recorded April 23, 2021

    Training Description:

    Faculty will review and provide commentary on recent civil opinions from Nevada’s Appellate courts.

  • 2021 WHAT JUDGES SHOULD KNOW WHEN A NON-US CITIZEN APPEARS BEFORE THEM (J, SJ)

    Date:

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12:00 pm PDT

    Training Description:

    Find out the steps needed to avoid Motions to Reopen and to ensure non-US citizens are properly advised as to the immigration consequences of their pleas. 

  • 2021 HOW TO RESPOND TO THE OPIOID CRISIS IN YOUR JURISDICITION: ENGAGING YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH LIVED EXPERIENCES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded March 26, 2021

    Training Description:

    As child welfare and juvenile justice professionals, we develop policy/procedures and make decisions about system improvements, all of which affect the youth and families you served; however, these policies and decisions are often made without the input of people who have to navigate the systems we create. This can be especially true for youth and families impacted by the current opioid crisis. This webinar will highlight several strategies to engage and work with people with lived experiences to include their voices to improve the operations of child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

  • 2021 RESILIENCY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO PERSONAL AND JUDICIAL CARE (J, SJ)

    Recorded (March 24, 2021)

    Training Description:

    Everyone has the capacity for resiliency. Your resiliency and well-being may have been tested over the last year. Dr. Jan Bouch will discuss ways to create conditions that will increase resiliency and the processes that can help you cope with the challenges faced by the judicial Community.

  • 2021 OBJECTION: A CRASH COURSE IN TRIAL EVIDENCE (J, SJ)

    Recorded (March 17, 2021)

    Training Description:

    This course is designed for Justices of the Peace who will be presiding over misdemeanor jury trials, specifically in the context of domestic battery cases. Today, we will cover the basics of trial evidence, including relevance, hearsay, and witnesses. Each module will explain the evidentiary rules and provide examples of how those rules will play out in the context of a domestic battery jury trial.

  • 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW: NEVADA SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS 2020-21 FAMILY CASES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded March 5, 2021

    Training Description:

    Family law is a challenging and ever-changing area of law. Join family court Judge Bridget Robb as she reviews and updates you on Nevada’s most current family law cases and statutory changes that impact this important area of our judicial system.

  • 2021 BEYOND THE PLAIN FACTS: FORENSIC EVALUATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING AND ESTABLISHING NRS 125. C BEST INTERESTS FACTORS (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded February 19, 2021

    Training Description:

    Dr. Stephanie Holland and Judge Margaret Pickard discuss the effective use of Comprehensive Custody Evaluations and Brief Focused Assessments in child custody cases. While these two forensic tools have underlying similarities, their practical applications are starkly different. Both CCEs and BFAs are used to assist in better informing judicial decision-making in child custody disputes, and both evaluations may be appropriate in different phases of the same case. However, BFAs typically address specific issues in a family dispute while CCEs offer a comprehensive analysis of the internal family dynamic and the parenting capacity of each parent. Participants will learn how the differences of the two assessments can assist the court. Practical considerations for rural areas will be considered, including how rural areas can implement the use of evaluations and some of the obstacles that Courts face in rural areas.

  • 2020 NEVADA NEW JUDGE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION (J, SJ)

    Prerecorded (November/December 2020)

    Training Description:

    Congratulations and welcome to the Nevada Judiciary! The Nevada New Judges 2020 Virtual Orientation has been developed to provide you with important information, tools, and skills as you become a valued member of the Nevada judiciary. The various Orientation topics have been developed and are being presented by judges, educators, and others serving in a leadership role.

    Each module is designed as a standalone session. You can complete the modules all at once or separately at your convenience. While the modules are listed in alphabetical order, you can complete them in any order you choose.

  • 2021 DECISION STANDARDS AND CREATIVE CUSTODY AND VISITATION SCHEDULES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded January 29, 2021

    Training Description:

    Custody Schedules – How Creative Can We Get: It is each for divorcing or separating parents and the Court they are working with to get stuck in a routine of week on/week off or alternating weekends and holidays. Is that all there is to it? Of course not – children and families are unique. During this session, Ms. Surratt and Ms. Exline will provide participants with tools and details on creative custody schedules to make your courtroom work for the families they serve.

  • 2021 CHILD SUPPORT (J, FJ, SJ)

     

    Recorded February 12, 2021

    Training Description:

    Judge Dixie Grossman and Judge Charles Hoskin, provides an update on child support and discusses various child support issues.

  • 2021 NAVIGATING THE REALM OF NEVADA JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE (J, SJ)

    Recorded (February 3, 2021)

    Training Description:

    You’ve just received communication from the Commission on Judicial Discipline – what should you do now? Lyn Beggs, Esq. has represented judges in dealings with the commission and can share some practical tips to help you through these stressful interactions. Ms. Beggs will provide a quick review of the investigative process and the formal disciplinary process. After briefly covering the Canons as bases for discipline, she will discuss the dos and don’ts if you find yourself subject to an investigation. Ms. Beggs is not a member of the commission but has insight into their workings and ways.

  • 2021 CIP PERMANENCY AND CONCURRENT PLANNING (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: February 12, 2021

    Course Description:

    During this course, faculty will discuss:

    • What the Nevada Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) is, Eligibility requirements, Logistics, Assistance, and partner roles in the KinGAP process.
    • The understanding of "reasonable efforts," when they are required, and examples.
    • What Concurrent Planning is, barriers to Concurrent Planning, the difference between Concurrent Planning and Concurrent Plans, as well as the process and stakeholders involved.
  • 2021 NEVADA JUVENILE DEPENDENCY MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: January 29, 2021

    Course Description:

    The U.S. Children’s Bureau says that one of the barriers to successful outcomes for This Nevada Juvenile Dependency Mediation Training program has been created to educate child welfare staff so that you can effectively participate during court-ordered dependency mediation. Such mediations may be ordered when there are unresolvable conflicts at any point in the life of the case.

  • 2020 NEVADA SUPREME COURT - EVICTIONS UPDATE MEDIATION PROGRAM (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded (October 7, 2020)

    Training Description:

    This session will provide an update to the current status of evictions in Nevada, in light of COVID-19.

  • 2020 DIGITAL IMPERSONATIONS AND DEEPFAKES (J, SJ)

    Recorded (September 24, 2020)

    Training Description:

    Digital impersonation is increasingly realistic and convincing. Deepfakes machine-learning algorithms swap faces in video recording of actual people. Please join Adam Dodge, Esq. in a discussion of the impacts, consequences, and occurrences in which you are most likely to encounter digital impersonations.

  • 2020 OPINION TESTIMONY AND EXPERT WITNESSES (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded (September 17, 2020)

    Training Description:

    In its role as Gatekeeper of Evidence, the trial court decides if proposed expert testimony is relevant and reliable. How do you, the Judge, determine if proposed expert testimony is admissible? What qualifies a testifying expert? Can you expect to interact with a consulting expert? Does the independent expert have a place in your judicial repertoire? Join Judge Richard Glasson as he examines procedures around experts and opinions, and the designation of experts.

  • 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.