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  • 2016 Nevada Pilot-Site Pretrial Risk Instrument Training (J, CA, M/S, C, PT)

    Free Recorded Webcast (August 18-19, 2016)

    Training Description: Intended to assist in judicial decision making, the Nevada Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument will be introduced in this training session. Background, methodology, and implementation plans for the Nevada Pretrial Risk Assessment instrument developed by the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release will be provided. Validation, reliability factors, and actuarial approaches will be examined. Over-ride capabilities and revalidation plans will also be discussed.

  • 2016 Show Me the Money: Grant Writing Tips and Tricks (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (June 23, 2016)

    Training Description: 

    “Impatience never commanded success.” - Edwin H. Chapin

    Grant writing is an art form and, often, a significant source of frustration for grant applicants. While there is no “formula” that guarantees success, there are several steps grant applicants can take to improve their chances of success.

    Please join staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts as they provide an overview of the AOC’s Grant Program and offer suggestions for writing and submitting successful grant applications. This training will address a range of grant submission topics including the importance of reading the fine print, carefully following directions, conducting proper research, writing with clear purpose, and remaining patient throughout the process.

  • 2015 Legislative Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (September 15, 2015)

    Training Description: The 78th session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 1, 2015. There were 498 Assembly Bills and 515 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join Ben Graham, Esq. and Ms. Stephanie Heying for an interactive webinar as they guide you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2015 Nevada Court Administration 2015 Legislative Review (CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (June 15, 2015)

    Training Description: During this webinar, faculty will discuss 2015 legislative changes that will impact Nevada court administration.

  • 2015 Nevada Supreme Court 2014 Criminal Opinions Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (February 17, 2015)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2014.

  • 2015 Do's and Don'ts When Speaking with the Media (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (January 15, 2015)

    Training Description: As the third branch of government, the judiciary impacts on the lives of individuals in profound ways. This power to influence lives attracts the attention of print, broadcast and social media. This interest can cause conflicts between the demands of the media and the responsibility of the court to fairly adjudicate cases. Learning how to balance the needs of the media with the needs of the judiciary can improve the entire experience, generate positive goodwill, and develop an understanding between the courts and the media.

  • 2014 Leadership: Credibility in Action (CA, M/S)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 18, 2014)

    Training Description: Integrity. Trustworthiness. Honesty. Accountability. Ethics. Self-Awareness. All are essential attributes for court leaders in every court. But how do leaders effectively demonstrate these traits and create a court where employees feel valued, safe, productive and happy?

    Judge Kevin Burke, Hennepin County District Court, Minneapolis, MN, will provide guidelines on how to build trust, listen effectively, and encourage crucial conversations - all necessary ingredients for creating effective courts. In addition to demonstrating these attributes within the court, court leaders will learn how to integrate these skills in their relationships with their counterparts outside the courts.

  • 2014 Protective Orders: A "Blue Plate Special" of Jurisdiction, Accessibility and Scope (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (June 18, 2014)

    Training Description:Faculty will provide an overview and detail for understanding the statutory requirements and limitations for issuance of temporary and extended protective orders by justice courts and district courts. This training will include tools to assist in the avoidance of duplication of orders in family dissolution cases and a discussion of how different jurisdictional levels should deal with temporary custody and support questions that may arise out of domestic violence disputes.

  • 2014 Fraud The Basics (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 13, 2014)

    Training Description:Fraud can happen in any organization no matter the size. As public funding decreases and the public's demand for services grows, the scrutiny on the use of scarce resources intensifies. Fraudulent activity affects not only your ability to offer the necessary but also draws unwelcome negative attention.
    This webinar will focus on fraud basics such as the common types of fraud; the costs of fraud; the common reasons why fraud happen; and steps that your organization can take to prevent fraud. Faculty will provide new and useful information regarding fraud and fraud prevention that the attendee can use to create or improve their organization's internal controls.

  • 2014 Professional Writing Skills Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 18, 2014)

    Training Description: "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw. Communication is effective when all parties involved take away the same interpretation of the message being conveyed; effective written communication poses an additional challenge because the writer must obey by the appropriate "rules" of writing if his or her audience is going to successfully interpret the intended meaning of the message.

    Please join Ms. Jamie Gradick as she provides a review of the most commonly made writing mistakes and works with participants to address writing concerns and questions. This training will focus on issues such as punctuation and grammar, sentence construction, and proper style and diction used in professional writing. Additionally, participants will be given the opportunity to complete brief writing samples, which will be used in the development of a Moodle-based training module designed to address each participant's individual writing skills and concerns.

  • 2014 Understanding the Dynamics of Victims of Crimes (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 25, 2014)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will discuss interacting with victims of crime as they enter our courts.

  • 2014 Nevada Supreme Court 2013 Criminal Opinions Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 4, 2014)

    Training Description: Join Daniel Slimak, Esq. and Sally Bassett, Esq. as they review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2013.

  • 2014 The Ins and Outs of Mobile Home Park Evictions (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 18, 2014)

    Training Description: Join Judge Camille Vecchiarelli as she provides justice court staff with a clearer understanding of the procedure for evictions of manufactured (mobile) homes located within a manufactured home park. In addition, court staff will be provided with related statutes that will assist them in providing excellent customer service in their community. Multiple examples of eviction forms will be provided along with other resources.

  • 2013 Policy for Handling Filed, Lodged, and Presumptively Confidential Documents (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (December 11, 2013)

    Training Description: Please join Ms. Stephanie Heying and Ms. Bobbie Williams as they provide an overview of the recently adopted Policy for Handling Filed, Lodged, and Presumptively Confidential Documents. The presentation will include background information on the why the Commission on Preservation, Access, and Sealing of Court Records began to look at this topic, the development of the Policy, and its purpose.

  • 2013 Nevada Legislative Review (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 27, 2013)

    Training Description: The 77th session of the Nevada Legislature has concluded. The results are in. Which of these 533 bills impact the courts? And how do they impact the courts? Join Ben Graham, Esq. and Mr. John McCormick as they guide us through the maze of bills during this interactive webinar.

  • 2013 The Federal Language Assistance Mandate & How it Impacts Nevada State Courts (For Court Staff) (CA, M/S, C, GJ, FJ, LJ)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 7, 2013)

    Training Description: What is Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Federal Language Assistance Mandate? How do language assistance requirements impact Nevada state courts? What is the potential liability of not providing language assistance within the courts? Mr. Bruce Adelson, will provide an introductory look at Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the application of language assistance requirements to Nevada state courts, and Title VI compliance enforcement efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice. He will also discuss real-life Title VI scenarios involving language assistance and the courts, Nevada-specific demographics concerning the state’s non-English speaking population, and steps for enhancing Title VI compliance in Nevada's state courts.

  • Free Recorded Webcast (March 19, 2013)

    Free Recorded Webcast (March 19, 2013)

    Training Description:For the first time in history, four generations share the mainstream workplace.  Generational differences can result in a clash of communication styles and work ethics that can create cultural chaos.  However, generational differences need not divide the workplace.  The key to working with different generations lies in our ability to understand generational motivations and values.  Being able to appreciate and use these differences to enhance the workplace environment is what this training is all about.

  • 2012 Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.0 "The Changes" (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (October 11, 2012)

    Training Description:The Minimum Accounting Standards provide the courts with a policy defining requirements for financial operations, internal accounting, and financial management controls. The standards are the courts self-guidance to sound internal controls which raises the level of accountability and responsibility in dealing with financial matters facing the courts, thus promoting a high level of public trust in the judiciary. In January 2012, significant changes to the Minimum Accounting Standards occurred ranging from a new document format to compliance requirements and submission changes. Whether you are a judge, county clerk, or staff member in charge of your court's compliance with the Minimum Accounting Standards, this session will cover the most recent changes to standards and new submission requirements to ensure your court is in compliance with these important requirements.