Complete List of In-Person and Web Courses 2016-11-22T16:01:32+00:00

Complete List of In-Person and Web Courses

2017 Courses

Sovereign Citizens and Other Challenging Litigants

April 12, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

Sovereign citizens believe they get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore. They do not respect the authority of law enforcement, juries, or

Rural Judges: Special Issues They Confront

August 30, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

Eighty percent of America’s trial courts are rural, signifying they have one to three judges, and serve populations of less than 50,000 residents often dispersed over

Personal Security for Judges

August 16, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

Through lecture and using current and relevant case studies of attacks to judicial officers, participants will be sensitized to some of the pre-attack indicators that predicate

Marijuana Law & Its Impact on Your State’s Jurisprudence

July 19, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Public opinion about legalization of marijuana has gotten ahead of the science. Laws decriminalizing both medical and recreational use are increasing. Under Federal Law, however,

Judicial Writing Tips

May 17, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

In this judicial writing webcast, The National Judicial College will educate participants about techniques to write efficiently and provide tools they can use to improve the

Appellate Repellent: Avoiding Reversal for Judges

June 14, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges would rather be affirmed than reversed. How can hard-working trial judges, in particular, reduce the likelihood of reversals? During this webcast, ways will be

NHTSA: Multi-Track DUI Courts

May 16, 2017 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges who preside over traffic cases may do so in a variety of settings – DUI courts, courts of limited jurisdiction, courts of general jurisdiction,

Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness

February 2–3, 2017 | Location Miami, FL | Tuition $669 | Conference Fee $229  What’s this?

Every day, when you take the bench, you have the opportunity to ensure that litigants leave

Selected Criminal Evidence Issues

February 20 – April 7, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

You are often called on to make instantaneous decisions on the admissibility of evidence from the bench. Do you have a firm

Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges

March 6 – 9, 2017 | Location Niagara Falls, NY | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This course assists tribal court judges in developing the basic skills necessary to

Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)

March 27 – 30, 2017 | Location Washington, DC | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This course will assist anyone who writes judicial opinions become a more skillful and effective opinion

Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively

April 10 – May 26, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

Small claims cases can be among the most stressful and frustrating that a judge is called on to handle in a court

Fundamentals of Evidence

April 24 – June 9, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

This course is designed to provide you with a practical framework for ruling on evidence. You will be introduced to the principles of the Federal

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)

April 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Napa, CA | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

Do you need a fresh look at your role on the bench? From civility

Impaired Driving Case Essentials

May 8 – 11, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,079 | Conference Fee $289 What’s this?

This course provides you with an overview of sentencing practices and evidence-based options for impaired

Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground

May 15 – June 30, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

As a judge, you have the responsibility of upholding the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. Are you? During this course, you will

Handling Capital Cases (JS 623)

May 22 – 25, 2017 | Location Nashville, TN | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

Death is different. You feel it the moment you enter a courtroom when a capital

Conducting the Trial (JS 632)

June 5 – 8, 2017 | Location Seattle, WA | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

Recharge your judicial batteries with a one-week refresher on taking a proactive role in

Special Court Jurisdiction

June 5 – 15, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

Are you a judge without formal law school training? This course will offer

Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 611)

June 5 – 15, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

This course is designed for judges recently appointed or elected to specialized courts.

Advanced Tribal Court Management

June 19 – 22, 2017 | Location Anaheim, CA | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This course provides tribal court judges and court administrators with a more in-depth examination

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

June 26 – 29, 2017 | Location New Orleans, LA | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

July 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Chicago, IL | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This advanced-level, four-day course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Decision Making (JS 618)

August 7 – 10, 2017 | Location Big Sky, MT | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This course familiarizes you with the factors that affect the judicial decision-making process

Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)

August 14 – 24, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

This intensive two-week course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators with

Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judges

September 11 – October 27, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

Isolation, under-funding, lack of collateral social services in the community, and a high public profile. Do these things sound familiar? Judges in

Ethics for the Administrative Law Judge

October 2 – November 17, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

Rule with confidence, knowing your decisions are ethically appropriate. This faculty-led online course uses hypothetical scenarios, interactive learning activities and online discussion to explore

Civil Mediation

October 2 – 6, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,289 | Conference Fee $359 What’s this?

Also offered May 8 – 12, 2017 in Reno, NV

Mediation is an important option

Management Skills for Presiding Judges

October 9 – 13, 2017  | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,289 | Conference Fee $359 What’s this?

Your court needs a strong leader. Learn how to tackle human resources issues, budget complications,

Behind the Wheel: Today’s Traffic Offender

October 23 – 26, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,079 | Conference Fee $289 What’s this?

The arena of traffic-related offenses is constantly evolving. Statistically, driving while under the

Mindfulness for Judges

November 6 – 9, 2017 | Location Sedona, AZ | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This four-day program, held in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, is an opportunity to pause from

Effective Caseflow Management (JS 627/JM 690)

December 4 – 7, 2017 | Location Austin, TX | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

““Justice delayed is justice denied” (Gladstone). Effective, efficient caseflow promotes justice and upholds the

Judicial Philosophy and American Law

December 4 – 7, 2017 | Location Austin, TX | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

No Supreme Court decision is made in a vacuum of law and precedence. Each

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