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Course Effective Date: January 1, 2019 

Course Description: The Nevada Supreme Court's Settlement Program was launched in 1997 and since its inception has enjoyed a better-than-expected settlement rate. This success is attributed in large part to the dedication and perseverance of our Settlement Judges.

During this course, faculty will provide an overview of the Settlement Program, its purpose, history, and statistics. They will also explain basic processes such as the criteria for cases assigned to the program and how the assignment is communicated to the settlement judge and the parties. Additionally, they will walk through, step-by-step, the procedural requirements a settlement judge follows before, during, and after a mediation using examples from actual cases. And finally, faculty will outline the program timelines and review the many benefits of the settlement program to all involved.

Welcome by Justice Ron Parraguirre, Nevada Supreme Court, Settlement Program Liaison


Harriet E. Cummings, Esq., Settlement Program Legal Advisor, Supreme Court of Nevada 
Shaunna Troop, Settlement Program Administrative Coordinator, Supreme Court of Nevada

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing.

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 mediation and CLE credit for Nevada Settlement Program judges. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2021, and then will be stale dated. 

Register: This video requires access to the Distance Education Program’s (DEP) secure password-protected website for use by current Nevada judicial officers and court personnel (e.g. active judges, quasi-judicial officers, court employees, and retired judges). Returning DEP users, click here. If you are a new user, click here.

Technical Requirements:

This live webinar is being offered via GoToTraining by Citrix. Please check with your IT department to ensure computer internet compatibility so as to avoid technical difficulties on the day of training. Especially take note: GoToTraining utilizes the most current Java update. Attention hand-held device users: The GoToTraining app is also available on hand-held devices such as iPhone/iPad (iOS 8 or later) and Android (4.0 or higher).

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