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  • 2017 Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement

    (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 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Indian Child Welfare Act: New Regulations

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 25, 2017)

    Course Description: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in 1978 after two years of Congressional hearings determined that Native children were being removed from their families and communities at disproportionately high rates. Since passage, courts around the country have struggled to understand the intent of the law and inconsistent implementation has left many individuals and families feeling frustrated and unable to trust the system. Many workers assigned to ICWA cases have felt similar frustration as terms like “active efforts” and “good cause” have not been adequately defined. In December 2016, federal regulations went into effect adding new requirements for judges. These are the first legally-binding changes since the law was passed. 

  • 2017 Nevada Legislative Review 2017

    (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

    (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.

  • 2017 JCSN Court Administration Committee Legislative Review 2017

    (Recorded June 20, 2017)

    Training Description: During this training, faculty will discuss 2017 legislative changes that will impact Nevada court administration. 

  • 2017 Understanding and Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in the Court Community

    (Recorded May 23, 2017)

    Training Description: We are individually and collectively affected by trauma through the work we do each day. We are traumatized by what we see, hear, and read and by the questions we must ask and the answers we receive. Most of us have lived with the message that “if we care enough, we’ll tough it out.” We are learning very quickly that we have been deceiving each other and ourselves with such a mantra. In fact, the toll that trauma takes is significant and serious. As representatives of the courts, we cannot be delinquent in tending to our needs while embracing our roles as public servants.

  • 2017 Substance Abuse in the Court Community

    (Recorded April 6, 2017)

    Training Description: During this interactive session, Kay Engler, Esq., will discuss the meaning of addiction, how it affects those in the court and legal community and those on the bench in particular. Ms. Engler will also help you explore questions such as, What are our duties to report substance abuse? What are we seeing on the bench? How do you handle certain situations that arise in and around your courtroom? Where do you get help and what more, if anything, needs to happen?

  • 2017 Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2 - Evidentary Issues

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 21, 2017)

    Training Description: Social media and technologies have become interwoven in the lives and communication of families and interwoven into domestic violence, familylaw, and protection order cases. In the conclusion of this 2-part series, Ian Harris, JD, will discuss the evidentiary issues surrounding this technology.

    This project was supported under 2016-VAWA-61 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, OVW.

  • 2017 Nevada Appellate Courts 2016 Criminal Opinions Review

    Free Recorded Webinar (March 7, 2017)

    Training Description: Faculty will review and provide commentary on criminal opinions published by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2016.

  • 2017 Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

    Free Recorded Webinar (January 17, 2017)

    Training Description: Social media and technologies have become interwoven in the lives and communication of families and interwoven into domestic violence, family law, and protection order cases. The presenter will discuss the wide range of technology, such as spoofing and spyware that can be misused to cause harm.

    This project was supported under 2016-VAWA-61 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, OVW.

  • 2015 Nevada Legislative Review

    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 Supreme Court 2014 Criminal Opinions Review

    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

    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 Note-Taking for Judges

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 22, 2014)

    Training Description:Everyone has taken notes, but what are the note taking skills that serve judges best?  How should a judge's notes differ from those of an advocating attorney?  In this webinar, Judge Jack Weil will provide best practices and tips for judicial note-taking.  Judge Weil demonstrates an effective note taking model that emphasizes preservation of information and evidence with the objective of making a well-reasoned judicial decision, incorporating techniques and tips provided by sitting Nevada judges.

  • 2014 Protective Orders: A "Blue Plate Special" of Jurisdiction, Accessibility and Scope

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.