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  • 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 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 NACE WEBINAR SERIES - COACHING FUTURE COURT LEADERS (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded: Part 1 - October 18, 2018; Part 2 - February 7, 2019; Part 3 - May 16, 2019

    This training is offered by the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and is co-hosted by the Nevada Supreme Court. It was first offered October 2018-May 2019 and has since been reaccredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same. Viewers who previously watched the video and claimed CLE and Judicial Education credit are not eligible for additional credit.

    Training Description:

    "The more power you have - and when you think about it in the hierarchy, whether it's your positional power, your educational power, your social power, your political power - the more power you have, the nicer you can afford to be."

    In this 3-part series, Dr. Bouch covers a wide range of concepts related to coaching and then delves into greater detail regarding some key coaching skills applicable to courts, and concludes by dissecting some challenging (and often "touchy") real-life scenarios facing Nevada court executives today.

  • 2021 NACE - TRUE COURT LEADERSHIP! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded: December 5, 2019

    This training is offered by the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and is co-hosted by the Nevada Supreme Court. It was first offered on December 5, 2019, and has since been accredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same.

    Training Description:

    “Court leaders who are skilled at listening, who afford respect, and who can effectively communicate build legitimacy not just for their own work, but for the institution as a whole” (Sherman, 2001:12, 19)

    Leadership is a reciprocal relationship between those who lead and those who choose to follow. In this training, Ms. Purves provides tools to engage, connect, inspire, and empower you in your role as a leader and staff in their role as court employees.

  • 2021 NACE - COVID-19: COURTS ADAPTING, INNOVATING, & NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded August 18, 2020

    This training is offered by the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and is co-hosted by the Nevada Supreme Court. It was first offered on August 18, 2020, and has since been reaccredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same. Viewers who previously watched the video and claimed CLE and Judicial Education credit are not eligible for additional credit.

    Training Description:

    Chief Judge Rodney T. Burr and Judge Mason Simons, together with Court Administrators Jackie Bryant, Dana Hlavac, Randall Soderquist, and State Court Administrator Robin Sweet candidly discuss how they have turned challenges into opportunities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2021 NACE - BREAKING BIAS: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING IMPLICIT BIAS FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded December 3, 2020

    This training is offered by the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and is co-hosted by the Nevada Supreme Court. It was first offered on December 3, 2020, and has since been reaccredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same. Viewers who previously watched the video and claimed CLE and Judicial Education credit are not eligible for additional credit.

    Training Description:

    Implicit bias refers to the subconscious and automatically-activated attitudes or stereotypes that influence our views and often impact our day-to-day decisions. In reality, everyone has biases. In this session, we will differentiate between "healthy" bias and other types of bias that perpetuate inequity. We will also discuss some techniques to disrupt or "break" biases that may have negative impacts.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.