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(Recorded May 23, 2017)

This training was first offered on May 23, 2017. It 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: 

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.


Judge Elizabeth Berns, Kings County Superior Court, Washington, and Dr. Peter Jaffe, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children and Washington University, Canada

Who Should Attend: 

This course is designed for all Nevada Trial Court judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. Credentialed court interpreters and prospective court interpreters are also invited to attend. Note: Meets Core Competency "Judicial Office" (JO).

Continuing Education Credit: 

1.5 CLE/CJE of which 1.0 is SAM; 1.5 CEU for certified and registered court interpreters.  NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through March 3, 2024, and will then be stale dated. 


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