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INTERPRETING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES

Free online self-paced training offered by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Course Description: Between 1990 and 2013, the number of individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States grew by 80%. This represents 9% of the total U.S. population. And more than one in every five people in the US currently speaks a language other than English at home. Our civil and criminal justice systems must effectively respond to all people seeking safety and justice through the courts, including those with limited-English proficiency. Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can face special challenges as they navigate the justice system. A survivor with Limited-English proficiency (LEP) can encounter even greater obstacles to finding help, recovery and justice. This introductory course - Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases - seeks to equip court and legal interpreters with fundamental knowledge and insights about domestic violence and sexual assault that will enhance their ability to help LEP survivors make their voices heard. 

DIFFERENT WORK – A FIRST COURSE IN EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION (CA, M/S)

Free Course offered by the National Center for State Courts

Training Description: This self-paced course is designed for new supervisors who want to learn how to become effective managers. Faculty take you step-by-step through a process leading to a foundation of principles that guide you to become effective in your new management role doing "categorically different work.”

2015 Nevada/New Mexico Language Access Basic Training (J, CA, M/S, C)

Self-paced online/application based training
(No cost for Modules 1 and 2; $75 for Module 3)

Course Description: The Language Access Basic Training (LABT) is an interactive training that is downloaded by users and provides an introduction to language access for all court employees. The purpose of the training is to ensure that all court employees have a basic understanding of their ethical and legal obligations, as well as current best practices in serving limited English proficient and non-English speaking individuals. The Nevada Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts has partnered with the New Mexico Language Access Center to offer this online course. The AOC has purchased a limited number of licenses for use by the Courts for Modules 1 and 2. The New Mexico Language Access Basic Training is a collaborative project funded by the State Justice Institute and supported by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Language Access Advisory Committee of the Council of State Court Administrators (COSCA).

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.

2014 Professional Writing Skills Part II (J, CA, M/S, C)

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.