General Jurisdiction (JS 610)
October 16-27, 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Conference Fee: $490
This course is designed to supplement state-provided judicial education for new judges by providing a solid foundation for a judicial career. Participants will be immersed in the core competencies of their profession. After attending this course, participants will be able to manage their courtrooms and individual cases, including cases involving self-represented litigants; conduct jury and non-jury trials more effectively; summarize and apply developments in criminal law and procedure, family law, judicial discretion, judicial ethics and sentencing; rule on evidence more confidently; make fair and unbiased decisions; and interact with the media in a positive manner. The skills learned in this course will enable the participants to communicate and listen more effectively in their courtrooms. Participants will also learn about various types of problem solving courts, including mental health courts and drug courts.
Qualifies for 4 credits toward the Judicial Studies degree (requires an additional one-week NJC/JSP course to meet the 6-credit JS 610 requirement) and as a requirement in the Certificate in Judicial Development, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills programs.