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  • 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.

  • 2021 EFFECTIVE PARENTING PLANS FOR HIGH CONFLICT CUSTODY CASES (J, SJ, FJ)

    Recorded January 15, 2021

    Training Description:

    Families involved in high conflict custody cases require artfully drafted Parenting Plans to successfully manage the families’ future and, more importantly, protect the emotional well-being of their children. In all high conflict custody cases, at least one parent has a personality disorder and/or a substance abuse issue. Therefore, it is crucial for family law judges and practitioners to understand that the high conflict family dynamic generally cannot be “fixed,” but instead, must be properly managed. In order to successfully manage high conflict cases, a detailed Parenting Plan must be crafted for the parties, to provide guidelines for parental decision making, timeshares, and daily management of custodial issues.

  • 2021 JUDICIAL COMPETENCY IN THE VIRTUAL COURTROOM (J, SJ, FJ)

    Recorded January 8, 2021

    Training Description:

    Confronted with the CoVID-19 crisis, the court system turned on a dime. Emerging from exigent necessity, digital appearances, once a novel occurrence, are now standard practice. Both the speed of the historic shift in fundamental operations and the transformation itself are noteworthy, especially in an environment that reveres tradition and precedent.

  • 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 ETHICS: JUDICIAL CAMPAIGNS (J)

     

    Recorded September 30, 2020

    Training Description:

    Campaigning for elected office is difficult. Campaigning for judicial office is even more so as it is compounded with the rules on judicial ethics. Join Wayne Thorley, Nevada’s Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, as he leads you safely through the quagmire of requirements for judicial campaigns.

  • 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 ETHICS: JUDGES AS BOSSES (J, SJ)

     

    Recorded August 12, 2020

    Training Description:

    Among the many roles the judge must perform is that of “boss”. But in today’s world of #MeToo and COVID-19, what rules are still applicable and what do we need to do to keep our staff and ourselves legally safe? Join Professor Anne McGinley as she discusses these important issues.

  • 2020 JUDICIAL IMPAIRMENT: GAMBLING (J, SJ)

     

    Recorded July 29, 2020

    Training Description:

    Addictions come in all disguises and judges are as susceptible to addictive behavior as anyone. In Nevada, we are more aware than most that gambling, or gaming, can mutate from a casual past-time activity into a life-altering problem that impacts not only a judge’s personal life, but can bleed into the judge’s effectiveness on the bench. Come with us as Dayvid Figler takes us through the addiction of gambling, early signs of problematic behavior, and options for recovery.

  • 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 THE UNMASKING OF THE EVICTION MORATORIUM IN NEVADA (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded July 23, 2020

    Training Description:

    Judge Saragosa provides updates relevant to the lifting of the Governor’s eviction moratorium and how judges can best navigate each phase of the process, accompanied by useful resources and charts.

  • 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 CIP, JUVENILE DEPENDENCY PROGRAM - REMOTE MEDIATION: USING SOCIAL DISTANCING EFFECTIVELY (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 8, 2020)

    Course Description:

    Are you handling the challenges associated with remote mediation and social distancing? Do you have room to improve? Join Nancy Yeend, long-time mediation faculty at The National Judicial College for a webcast to discuss the challenges and some methods to address them. Ms. Yeend will discuss confidentiality, technology and equipment, caucus techniques, and the increased importance of thorough preparation. Engagement strategies and the reduction of emotional outbursts will also be discussed. Ms. Yeend will also provide examples of effective and relevant assignments for the parties.

  • 2020 BAIL: A PAUSE FOR THE CLAUSE (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (June 19, 2020)

    Training Description:

    Following the Nevada Supreme Court’s recent decision in Valdez-Jimenez v. Eighth Judicial District Court, when can you impose bail? When should you impose bail? How can you determine the likelihood of a defendant’s appearance while tending to the safety of your community? What purpose does bail serve? Join Justice James Hardesty, Judge Diana Sullivan, Judge Mason Simons, and Judge Kevin Higgins as the panel discusses bail in Nevada, 48/72 hour rules, and pending and developing court rules.

  • 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.