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2018/2019 UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR JUDICIAL RECORDS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

Free Recorded Webcast (June 28, 2018 and January 10, 2019)

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.

Part one defines the USJR caseload and additional caseload measures, which will allow participants to analyze the measures that are reported on the USJR worksheets. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify major case actions that are captured in the USJR statistics and be able to summarize what constitutes the USJR pending caseload. This includes being able to identify when to report New filings and Reopened cases. Additionally, participants will learn what constitutes, and the difference between, Original from Reopened Dispositions, as well as distinguish major events that generate the Placed on Inactive Status and Reactivated counts. By understanding these USJR measures, participants will be able to construct their courts’ pending caseload and be able to interpret the meaning behind the reported magnitudes.

Part two defines the USJR disposition and time measures, which will allow participants to accurately report case resolutions and interpret performance measures reported on the USJR worksheets. The Age of Active Pending Caseload and Time to Disposition measures are defined, and participants will be able to identify these measures’ relation to the caseload measures detailed in part one. By the end of the training, participants will be able to summarize how long cases have been active, how long they took to be disposed, and in what manner those cases were disposed in terms defined by the USJR statistics.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for Nevada judicial officers and court staff. 

Faculty: Sheldon Steele, Court Research Analyst, Supreme Court of Nevada, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Program & Services/Research & Statistics

Continuing Education Credit: Part 1 - .5 CLE/CJE and Part 2 - .5 CLE/CJE  (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2021, and then will be stale dated.

Register: This video 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). Returning DEP users, click here. If you are a new user, click here.

These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Administrative Office of the Courts, or Judicial Education nor provide any warranties as to the currency and accuracy of the information in these works. Users are reminded to check the subsequent changes to rules of court and statutes cited in the works before relying on them. Questions regarding a specific education session should be directed to the faculty of that session.