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Municipal Court Court Staff Webcasts

  • 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 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 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 HOW COVID CHANGES CASEFLOW MANAGEMENT (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded July 22, 2020

    Training Description:

    Do the same caseflow management principles apply after COVID-19? Are you just going to be busier or do you need a different approach?

  • 2020 THE UNMASKING OF THE EVICTION MORATORIUM IN NEVADA (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded July 23, 2020

    Training Description:

    Judge Saragosa provides updates relevant to the lifting of the Governor’s eviction moratorium and how judges can best navigate each phase of the process, accompanied by useful resources and charts.

  • 2020 FAMILY CASE LAW UPDATE (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (July 15, 2020)

    Training Description:

    Family law is a challenging and ever-changing area of law. Join family court Judge Bridget Robb and Court of Appeals Judge Bonnie Bulla as they review and update you on Nevada’s most current family law cases and statutory changes that impact this important area of our judicial system.

  • 2020 UNDERSTANDING THE NEW PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (July 8, 2020)

    Training Description:

    In 2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the Presentencing Investigation Report. The AOC is presenting a webinar with the Nevada Department of Public Safety in which Nevada’s judges will be able to review the new form, identify what information was removed and what is included, determine best practices for the report’s use, and have their presentencing questions answered. (NRS 176.135 & NRS 176.145)

  • 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 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.