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  • 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.

  • 2019 NEVADA MISDEMEANOR JURY TRIALS (J, SJ, CA, M/s, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (December 4, 2019)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will lead an interactive discussion on misdemeanor jury trials in limited jurisdiction courts. This training will put emphasis on procedures related to misdemeanor domestic violence proceedings and potential consequences.

  • 2019 DRUG COURT CASE MANAGEMENT: NEVADA SPECIALTY COURT REPORTING - GETTING STARTED (J, CA, M/S, C, SCP)

    (Recording Effective Date: December 6, 2019)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will cover icon identification, setting permissions, and navigating a client’s screen from assessment to discharge. Participants will gain experience using the training manual as well as learn how to run reports essential to the court. This training is a beginning to understanding the powerfulness of information gathering and reporting within DCCM. It is interactive to answer questions for all levels of users.

  • 2019 HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Course Effective Date: December 1, 2019

    Training Description: Harassment in the workplace is generally defined as any unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful when employees are forced to endure offensive behavior in order to keep their jobs or when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment. One form of discrimination is based on sex and can occur in many forms and under many different circumstances. Harassment in the workplace remains a persistent problem. All employers are obligated to maintain a harassment-free workplace for its employees at all times.

  • 2019 CIP UNDERSTANDING & USING DATA AVAILABLE TO YOU (CHAPIN HALL'S FOSTER CARE DATA ARCHIVE) (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 5, 2019)

    Course Description: Data on child welfare case processing and outcomes are not always easy to come by. At the state level, the child welfare agency must report specific data points to the federal government. These data are made available to the public, however, they are limited in scope and only include the largest jurisdictions in the state. Chapin Hall, through their Foster Care Data Archive, works with states to compile their child welfare data in a meaningful way. These data are often more current than the publicly available data and can be examined by each judicial district in the state providing child welfare and legal professionals an opportunity to track their data over time. This training will introduce professionals to the Foster Care Data Archive website and walk people through the basic steps for exploring their own data in a meaningful way. Opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions and explore the availability of data elements they are interested in.

  • 2019 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Training Description: The 80th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 3, 2019. There were 545 Assembly Bills and 557 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join Ben Graham, Esq. and John McCormick for an interactive webinar as they guide you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2019 NEVADA PRETRIAL RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINING (J, CA, M/S, C, PT)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 2019)

    Training Description: Nationwide, courts are moving towards the use of evidence-based risk assessment tools because they help guarantee that a pretrial release decision is based on the individual's risk of failure to appear or the threat that he or she poses to public safety rather than the individual's ability to pay bail. This instills greater fairness and consistency into the process.

  • 2019 NEVADA COURT ADMINISTRATION 2019 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded June 20, 2019)

    Training Description: Robin Sweet leads an interactive discussion on 2019 legislative changes that will impact Nevada court administration. 

  • 2019 NEVADA APPELLATE COURTS 2018 CRIMINAL OPINIONS REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 6, 2019)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2018.

  • 2018 WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION: STRATEGIES FOR COUNTERING THE PAPER TERRORISM OF SOVEREIGN CITIZENS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (November 29, 2018) 

    Training Description: Sovereign citizens and other anti-government groups affect the judicial system through a tactic known as “paper terrorism,” clogging the courts with nonsensical, voluminous filings, phony lawsuits, and false liens against public officials as a form of harassment and intimidation. This behavior is sometimes a precursor to violence. As such, this training examines legislative measures in various jurisdictions to thwart paper terrorism, particularly directed against the courts and judicial officials. An exploration of the origins of the movement’s history, tactics, violent tendencies, and ideology provides an understanding of the mindset behind this behavior, which in turn informs recommendations for prevention and deterrence.

  • 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.

  • 2018 INTERLOCK LAWS AND PROCEDURES (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 14, 2018)

    Training Description:Significant changes were made by the 2017 legislature to statutes concerning DUIs, interlock devices, and the suspension of drivers’ licenses. The laws, taking effect October 1st, 2018, will increase the requirement for interlock devices in DUI cases. This webinar will provide information on the issuing of an order requiring an interlock device, procedures, and timeframes. Exceptions and criteria for economic hardship will also be discussed. 

  • 2018 Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 Updates (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (May 15, 2018)

    Training Description: In January 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the newest version of the Minimum Accounting Standards. This training will cover the updates made to the Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 and the associated Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits V1.1. Information will address: the intent of the standards; submission requirements and deadline changes; the court’s role and responsibility applying standards in its daily operations; the mandatory independent, external audits required every four-years, including the required audit report format; and the court’s role and responsibility in the audit process.

  • 2018 NEVADA APPELLATE COURTS 2017 CRIMINAL OPINIONS REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 8, 2018)

    Training Description: Faculty review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2017.

  • 2017 ETHICS IN THE COURTROOM FOR COURT INTERPRETERS (CI, J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 18, 2017)

    Course Description: During this session, presenters will review the "Code of Professional Responsibility for Nevada Court Interpreters". The training will outline the 10 different areas of the Nevada Code of Professional Responsibility and discuss various ethical considerations for credentialed court interpreters.

  • 2017 Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded August 31, 2017)

    Training Description:The sovereign citizen movement is experiencing a resurgence in the United States as illustrated by the Bundy standoff and other recent events. This course will provide information on the complex, conspiracy theory fueled, antigovernment beliefs held by sovereign citizens as well as information on the background and growth of the movement. The “paper terrorism” employed by movement adherents will be detailed, along with examples of the more extreme and violent tactics employed by sovereign citizens that have resulted in murder of criminal justice personnel. Ways to identify sovereign citizens and tips on handling encounters with them will also be explored.

  • 2017 Nevada Legislative Review 2017 (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded September 28, 2017)

    Training Description: The 79th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 6, 2017. There were 522 Assembly Bills and 555 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join Ben Graham, Esq. and John McCormick for an interactive webinar as they guide you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2017 MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    (Recorded June 20, 2017)

    Training Description: In an effort to maintain the integrity of criminal records, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), General Services Division (GSD), Records, Communications and Compliance Division (formerly General Services) will focus on the importance of criminal record maintenance and how it impacts the criminal justice community. The goal is to further enhance that balance of information sharing by gathering important information to enable DPS to better serve the community as a whole. Based on feedback from a presentation on this subject at the limited jurisdiction judges winter seminar, this session will focus on specifics identified as needing extra attention.