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  • Webcast - 2022 Nevada Appellate Courts 2020-2021 Criminal Opinions Review

    Nevada Appellate Courts 2022 Criminal Opinions Review of 2020 - 2021

    Recorded May 17, 2022

    Training Description:

    In this hour, the presenters, will review two years’ worth of criminal opinions, 2020 - 2021, published by the Nevada Appellate Courts. (more…)

    Faculty:

    Daniel Slimak, Esq., Nevada Court of Appeals and Sally Bassett, Esq., Supreme Court of Nevada

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed primarily for court staff attorneys and law clerks. However, all judicial officers and other court staff are welcome to attend as well. Note: Meets Core Competency "Judicial Knowledge" (JK)

    Continuing Education Credit:

    1.0 CLE/CJE. Note: CLE Credit for this course is approved through May 17, 2025, 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • New Webcast! 2022 Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges: Managing Sovereign Citizens

    2022 Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges: Managing Sovereign Citizens

    Date:

    Recorded April 8, 2022

    Training Description:

    Sovereign Citizens can be a disruptive force in the courtroom. Preparation is important to ensure judges retain control of the courtroom hearing or matter. In this webinar, the faculty member will discuss common sovereign words and phrases. Next, he will outline the major sovereign belief systems. Finally, he will enable judges to categorize sovereign identifiers, so they can be better prepared to manage these often-difficult litigants. (more…) [link to Webcasts]

    Faculty:

    Justice Efrain Alvarado, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Criminal Division, New York

    Who Should Attend:

    In collaboration with The National Judicial College, this training is designed for all Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges, Senior Judges, and Masters. NOTE: Meets Core Competency “Judicial Knowledge” (JK).

    Continuing Education Credit:

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CLE/CJE. Note: CLE Credit for this course is approved through April 8, 2025, 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

  • 2022 SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE

    2022 Social Media Evidence

     

    Recorded: January 28, 2022

    Training Description:

    As presented at the Nevada Limited Jurisdiction Judges 2022 Winter Seminar, the Texas 470th District Court Judge Emily Miskel will review the most current information on social media. This course will answer questions like; "What is Social Media?", "What is Authentication?", and much more. [link to Webcasts]

    Faculty:

    Judge Emily Miskel, 470th District Court of Collin County, Texas

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for all Nevada Judges.

    Continuing Education Credit:

    1.0 CLE/CJE. Note: CLE Credit for this course is approved through February 3, 2025, and then will be stale dated.

    UPDATE 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 2022 THE VAGARIES OF VIRTUAL HEARINGS: NAVIGATING THE ETHICS AND PRACTICAL PITFALLS

    2022 The Vagaries of Virtual Hearings: Navigating the Ethics and Practical Pitfalls

    Recorded: January 27, 2022

    Training Description:

    As presented at the Nevada Limited Jurisdiction Judges 2022 Winter Seminar, Professor Regalia will offer a fast-paced journey through many of the most common ethical conundrums courts face in virtual hearings, as well as tips for managing many of the ethical and practical pitfalls that pop up in these hearings. Professor Regalia works with judges, courts, and practitioners across the nation on this front and has crowdsourced many of their experiences for this presentation.

    Faculty:

    Professor Joe Regalia, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for all Nevada Judges. Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CLE/CJE. Note: CLE Credit for this course is approved through February 2, 2025, and then will be stale dated.

    UPDATE 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 2021 INVOLUNTARY COURT-ORDERED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

    2021 INVOLUNTARY COURT-ORDERED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

    Recorded: December 17, 2021

    Training Description:

    Understanding the process of involuntary court-ordered hospital admissions can be challenging. Judge Bita Yeager and Judge Cynthia Lu will provide guidance and clarity through this comprehensive review of the law, processes, recent legislative changes, and best practices for court-ordered civil mental health hospital admissions. In addition, this webinar will provide an understanding of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program and will review steps for creating your own program.

    Faculty:

    Judge Bita Yeager, Eighth Judicial District Court and Judge Cynthia Lu, Second Judicial District Court

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for all Nevada Judges and Court Staff.

    Continuing Education Credit:

    1.0 CLE/CJE. Note: CLE Credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2024, and then will be stale dated.

    UPDATE 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

  • 2021 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

    2021 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE REVIEW (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (August 27, 2021)

    Training Description:

    The 81st session of the Nevada Legislature concluded on June 1, 2021. There were 495 Assembly Bills and 463 Senate Bills introduced during the 120-day session. Please join John McCormick for an interactive webinar as he guides you through the bills that may impact the courts.

  • 2021 HOW TO RESPOND TO THE OPIOID CRISIS IN YOUR JURISDICTION: ENGAGING YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH LIVED EXPERIENCES

    2021 HOW TO RESPOND TO THE OPIOID CRISIS IN YOUR JURISDICITION: ENGAGING YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH LIVED EXPERIENCES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded March 26, 2021

    Training Description:

    As child welfare and juvenile justice professionals, we develop policy/procedures and make decisions about system improvements, all of which affect the youth and families you served; however, these policies and decisions are often made without the input of people who have to navigate the systems we create. This can be especially true for youth and families impacted by the current opioid crisis. This webinar will highlight several strategies to engage and work with people with lived experiences to include their voices to improve the operations of child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

  • 2021 NACE WEBINAR SERIES - COACHING FUTURE COURT LEADERS

    2021 NACE WEBINAR SERIES - COACHING FUTURE COURT LEADERS (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded: Part 1 - October 18, 2018; Part 2 - February 7, 2019; Part 3 - May 16, 2019

    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 October 2018-May 2019 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:

    "The more power you have - and when you think about it in the hierarchy, whether it's your positional power, your educational power, your social power, your political power - the more power you have, the nicer you can afford to be."

    In this 3-part series, Dr. Bouch covers a wide range of concepts related to coaching and then delves into greater detail regarding some key coaching skills applicable to courts, and concludes by dissecting some challenging (and often "touchy") real-life scenarios facing Nevada court executives today.

  • 2021 NACE - TRUE COURT LEADERSHIP! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

    2021 NACE - TRUE COURT LEADERSHIP! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded: December 5, 2019

    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 December 5, 2019, and has since been accredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same.

    Training Description:

    “Court leaders who are skilled at listening, who afford respect, and who can effectively communicate build legitimacy not just for their own work, but for the institution as a whole” (Sherman, 2001:12, 19)

    Leadership is a reciprocal relationship between those who lead and those who choose to follow. In this training, Ms. Purves provides tools to engage, connect, inspire, and empower you in your role as a leader and staff in their role as court employees.

  • 2021 NACE - COVID-19: COURTS ADAPTING, INNOVATING, & NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL

    2021 NACE - COVID-19: COURTS ADAPTING, INNOVATING, & NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded August 18, 2020

    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 August 18, 2020, 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:

    Chief Judge Rodney T. Burr and Judge Mason Simons, together with Court Administrators Jackie Bryant, Dana Hlavac, Randall Soderquist, and State Court Administrator Robin Sweet candidly discuss how they have turned challenges into opportunities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2021 NACE - BREAKING BIAS: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING IMPLICIT BIAS FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING

    2021 NACE - BREAKING BIAS: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING IMPLICIT BIAS FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING (J, CA, M/S, C)

    Recorded December 3, 2020

    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 December 3, 2020, 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:

    Implicit bias refers to the subconscious and automatically-activated attitudes or stereotypes that influence our views and often impact our day-to-day decisions. In reality, everyone has biases. In this session, we will differentiate between "healthy" bias and other types of bias that perpetuate inequity. We will also discuss some techniques to disrupt or "break" biases that may have negative impacts.

  • 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW: NEVADA SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS 2020-21 FAMILY CASES

    2021 YEAR IN REVIEW: NEVADA SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS 2020-21 FAMILY CASES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded March 5, 2021

    Training Description:

    Family law is a challenging and ever-changing area of law. Join family court Judge Bridget Robb as she reviews and updates you on Nevada’s most current family law cases and statutory changes that impact this important area of our judicial system.

  • 2021 BEYOND THE PLAIN FACTS: FORENSIC EVALUATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING AND ESTABLISHING NRS 125. C BEST INTERESTS FACTORS

    2021 BEYOND THE PLAIN FACTS: FORENSIC EVALUATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING AND ESTABLISHING NRS 125. C BEST INTERESTS FACTORS (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded February 19, 2021

    Training Description:

    Dr. Stephanie Holland and Judge Margaret Pickard discuss the effective use of Comprehensive Custody Evaluations and Brief Focused Assessments in child custody cases. While these two forensic tools have underlying similarities, their practical applications are starkly different. Both CCEs and BFAs are used to assist in better informing judicial decision-making in child custody disputes, and both evaluations may be appropriate in different phases of the same case. However, BFAs typically address specific issues in a family dispute while CCEs offer a comprehensive analysis of the internal family dynamic and the parenting capacity of each parent. Participants will learn how the differences of the two assessments can assist the court. Practical considerations for rural areas will be considered, including how rural areas can implement the use of evaluations and some of the obstacles that Courts face in rural areas.

  • 2020 NEVADA NEW JUDGE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION

    2020 NEVADA NEW JUDGE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION (J, SJ)

    Prerecorded (November/December 2020)

    Training Description:

    Congratulations and welcome to the Nevada Judiciary! The Nevada New Judges 2020 Virtual Orientation has been developed to provide you with important information, tools, and skills as you become a valued member of the Nevada judiciary. The various Orientation topics have been developed and are being presented by judges, educators, and others serving in a leadership role.

    Each module is designed as a standalone session. You can complete the modules all at once or separately at your convenience. While the modules are listed in alphabetical order, you can complete them in any order you choose.

  • 2021 DECISION STANDARDS AND CREATIVE CUSTODY AND VISITATION SCHEDULES

    2021 DECISION STANDARDS AND CREATIVE CUSTODY AND VISITATION SCHEDULES (J, FJ, SJ)

    Recorded January 29, 2021

    Training Description:

    Custody Schedules – How Creative Can We Get: It is each for divorcing or separating parents and the Court they are working with to get stuck in a routine of week on/week off or alternating weekends and holidays. Is that all there is to it? Of course not – children and families are unique. During this session, Ms. Surratt and Ms. Exline will provide participants with tools and details on creative custody schedules to make your courtroom work for the families they serve.

  • 2021 CHILD SUPPORT

    2021 CHILD SUPPORT (J, FJ, SJ)

     

    Recorded February 12, 2021

    Training Description:

    Judge Dixie Grossman and Judge Charles Hoskin, provides an update on child support and discusses various child support issues.

  • 2021 EFFECTIVE PARENTING PLANS FOR HIGH CONFLICT CUSTODY CASES

    2021 EFFECTIVE PARENTING PLANS FOR HIGH CONFLICT CUSTODY CASES (J, SJ, FJ)

    Recorded January 15, 2021

    Training Description:

    Families involved in high conflict custody cases require artfully drafted Parenting Plans to successfully manage the families’ future and, more importantly, protect the emotional well-being of their children. In all high conflict custody cases, at least one parent has a personality disorder and/or a substance abuse issue. Therefore, it is crucial for family law judges and practitioners to understand that the high conflict family dynamic generally cannot be “fixed,” but instead, must be properly managed. In order to successfully manage high conflict cases, a detailed Parenting Plan must be crafted for the parties, to provide guidelines for parental decision making, timeshares, and daily management of custodial issues.

  • 2021 JUDICIAL COMPETENCY IN THE VIRTUAL COURTROOM

    2021 JUDICIAL COMPETENCY IN THE VIRTUAL COURTROOM (J, SJ, FJ)

    Recorded January 8, 2021

    Training Description:

    Confronted with the CoVID-19 crisis, the court system turned on a dime. Emerging from exigent necessity, digital appearances, once a novel occurrence, are now standard practice. Both the speed of the historic shift in fundamental operations and the transformation itself are noteworthy, especially in an environment that reveres tradition and precedent.

  • 2020 FAMILY CASE LAW UPDATE

    2020 FAMILY CASE LAW UPDATE (J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webinar (July 15, 2020)

    Training Description:

    Family law is a challenging and ever-changing area of law. Join family court Judge Bridget Robb and Court of Appeals Judge Bonnie Bulla as they review and update you on Nevada’s most current family law cases and statutory changes that impact this important area of our judicial system.

  • 2020 Nevada Family Jurisdiction 2020 Conference

    2020 NEVADA FAMILY JURISDICTION 2020 CONFERENCE (J, SJ)

    Recorded conference sessions and materials, March 11, 2020

    Welcome to the Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges 2020 Conference online conference resources. These select resources are made available either as individual webcasts or self-paced self-study materials and are listed in alphabetical order.