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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.