Courses for Administrative Law Judges

The National Judicial College is committed to providing the administrative law judge with meaningful educational and professional development opportunities. Administrative law judges can enhance professional skills, gain knowledge of substantive law, and improve management and technical skills through courses designed specifically for ALJs. The NJC offers programs and courses where questions are answered with practical, cutting-edge solutions, and where participants learn from experienced faculty and each other.

2016 Courses
2017 Courses

2016 Courses

Leadership for Judges

This course is currently full, please register to be added to the waitlist in case space becomes available.

August 22-25, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Judges are often asked to lead projects that will improve the justice system. This course will help you to motivate people without financial resources, lead and manage effectively (and know the difference), become more mindful, and develop a vision that encourages others to follow with enthusiasm about the beneficial changes to the court. This workshop provides you with a setting to practice techniques with beneficial feedback from your judicial colleagues and the experienced faculty.

Logic and Opinion Writing for ALJs (JS 621)

July 11–14, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

This course is specially tailored to meet the unique writing needs of administrative adjudicators. The first half of the course invites you to examine the underlying principles of syllogistic reasoning and how these principles may apply. The second half of the course addresses writing judicial opinions as a reasoned statement that justifies the outcome that the decision maker reaches. Anyone who writes opinions — administrative law judges, hearing officers, and others — will benefit from this unique class.

Ethics for the Administrative Law Judge

September 26–November 11, 2016 | Web | Tuition $615

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 the ethical issues that face the administrative law judge. You’ll be able to apply the Model Code of Judicial Conduct for federal administrative law judges and explain the differences between their individual state codes and the Model Code.

Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges

October 3-November 18, 2016 | Web | Tuition $615

Are you making evidentiary rulings with confidence? This Web-based course will develop the skills needed to rule accurately on issues of hearsay, foundation, privileges and burden of proof, and make correct determinations concerning both expert witness and lay witness observation through real-world examples and interactive tasks.

2017 Courses

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

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

This course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators and hearing officers gives an in-depth look at federal and state administrative law including evidentiary trends in administrative proceedings, due process, and the implications inherent in conducting telephone hearings. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of recent decisions.

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 a solid foundation in the tools and techniques to create and maintain a “fair hearing,” complete record, and clear order. Separate tracks are offered which recognize the differences between the conduct of low volume and high volume proceedings.

Ethics for the Administrative Law Judges

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 the ethical issues that face the administrative law judge. You’ll be able to apply the Model Code of Judicial Conduct for federal administrative law judges and explain the differences between their individual state codes and the Model Code.

Schedule subject to change.