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Traffic Courses and Programs

The National Judicial College invites the nation’s traffic court judges, magistrates and hearing officers who currently handle motor vehicle-related cases to attend cutting-edge traffic safety courses at the NJC.

The NJC has also developed Traffic Safety Faculty Development Workshops to train judges in presentation skills, adult learning theory and the use of cutting-edge technology. Upon request, The National Judicial College will work with state entities, judicial education offices and others to make these courses available in specific jurisdictions.

For more information on Commercial Driver’s Licensing courses from the NJC, visit the CDL Resources website at cdlresources.org.


Advanced Issues in Cases Involving Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders

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

Dockets are full of cases with defendants who have substance addictions and suffer from mental health disorders. These defendants show up in family court, traffic court, veterans and drug courts, and on your civil and criminal dockets. The judge who adjudicates these cases needs to have a thorough understanding of the complex and intertwined issues of addiction and mental illness. The NJC offers this intense, advanced course on co-occurring disorders to address the need for in-depth education on this topic.

Drugged Driving Essentials

September 27–29, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $765 | Conference Fee $205 What’s this?

Unlike alcohol-impaired driving, drugged driving has no bright line test for impairment. Drugged driving cases require a judge to utilize a variety of judicial tools to effectively adjudicate these cases. In addition to the ability to determine which kinds of drugs an individual may be using, it is important to know how these drugs affect the individual, and may impair their ability to function. It is also imperative that a judge knows how to effectively craft sentences, which include treatment options, in order to provide a participant with the most beneficial mode of recovery.

Traffic Issues in the 21st Century

May 16-19, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

The arena of traffic-related legal matters is constantly evolving, and as such, it is necessary for traffic adjudicators to stay abreast of the newly emerging issues. Our course will delve into the most up-to-date, pertinent traffic topics that are appearing in our courts today.

This years’ topics will include: the fundamentals of alcohol and drug testing; understanding addiction issues; marijuana legalization and related traffic issues; the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) information and demonstration; distracted driving issues; elder driver issues; self-represented litigants; and Commercial Driver’s License issues.

Schedule subject to change.