Complete List of In-Person and Web Courses

2017 Courses

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 a comprehensive

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 special court judges who were recently appointed or elected. The

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 the many

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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