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Free Recorded Webcast (January 15, 2015)

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 January 15, 2015, 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: 

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.


Mr. Michael Sommermeyer, Supreme Court of Nevada, Administrative Office of the Courts

Continuing Education Credit: 

1.5 CLE/CJE. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through March 18, 2024, and will then be stale dated.


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