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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..

     

  • 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 NEVADA’S JUDICIAL CANONS & BEST PRACTICES - ETHICS

    2021 NEVADA’S JUDICIAL CANONS & BEST PRACTICES - ETHICS (J, SJ)

    Recorded June 25, 2021

    Training Description:

    Faculty will review select canons of the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct and offer some best practices to help the judge adhere to its precepts.

  • 2021 REVIEW OF RECENT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT OPINIONS

    2021 REVIEW OF RECENT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT OPINIONS (J, SJ)

    Recorded June 18, 2021

    Training Description:

    Dean Chemerinsky will conduct his annual review of the United States Supreme Court opinions and offer insights about cases heard in the 2020-2021 term.

  • 2021 REVIEW OF NEVADA APPELLATE CRIMINAL OPINIONS

    2021 REVIEW OF NEVADA APPELLATE CRIMINAL OPINIONS (J, SJ)

    Recorded June 11, 2021

    Training Description:

    The criminal case is a never-ending roller coaster. Join us as we ride along with the Honorable Kevin Higgins as he reviews the latest ups and downs of criminal case law from Nevada’s appellate courts.

  • 2021 NEUROSCIENCE IN MEDIATION: WHAT JUDGES NEED TO KNOW

    2021 NEUROSCIENCE IN MEDIATION: WHAT JUDGES NEED TO KNOW (J, SJ)

    Recorded June 4, 2021

    Training Description:

    Neuroscience is an increasingly useful topic for judges. No matter what the disagreement, the common denominator is people. Conflict often triggers a stress response in parties involved in court or settlement negotiations. Judges must be equipped to effectively deal with the emotions and reactions that arise as a result.

  • 2021 VIRTUAL COURTROOM - ETHICS

    2021 VIRTUAL COURTROOM - ETHICS (J, SJ)

     

    Recorded May 28, 2021

    Training Description:

    Professor Regalia will explore simple strategies for running hearings (and meetings) virtually, will provide tips for managing litigants and other participants, and will offer strategies for preparing for virtual hearings. He will also discuss the judge’s ethical use of court technology with do’s and don’ts.

  • 2021 JUDICIAL STRESS IN THE TIME OF COVID

    2021 JUDICIAL STRESS IN THE TIME OF COVID (J, SJ)

    Recorded May 7, 2021

    Training Description:

    Dr. Bouch describes how the restrictions of COVID are impacting the judge’s professional and personal life and suggestions on stress relief.

  • 2021 SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES

    2021 SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES (J, SJ)

    Recorded April 30, 2021

    Training Description:

    The settlement conference is a powerful tool in the judge’s toolbox for case resolution. The Nevada Supreme Court Rule 252(2) states that the purpose of a settlement conference is to facilitate good faith discussions to resolve any criminal case before the district court in a manner that serves the interest of justice. Join us as the Honorable James Shirley (11 JD) discusses the ins-and-outs of the criminal settlement conference and provides practical best practices tips for the district court judge.

  • 2021 REVIEW OF NEVADA APPELLATE CIVIL OPINIONS

    2021 REVIEW OF NEVADA APPELLATE CIVIL OPINIONS (J, SJ)

    Recorded April 23, 2021

    Training Description:

    Faculty will review and provide commentary on recent civil opinions from Nevada’s Appellate 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.