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.

2016 Courses
2017 Courses

2016 Courses

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.

2017 Courses

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 driving traffic offenses including those committed by younger drivers, older drivers, and hardcore DUI defendants. After this course, you will be able to analyze circumstances providing a legal basis for stops, searches, seizures, arrests, and the admissibility of testimonial or physical evidence.

Behind the Wheel: Today’s Traffic Offender

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

Judges who preside over traffic cases need the latest information on drug and alcohol impairment, how to handle cases with mostly testimonial evidence as compared to physical evidence, and evidence-based sentencing, among other topics. This course addresses these topics and more and offers insight into case issues and strategies from the perspectives of the prosecutor, the defense attorney, the law enforcement officer, and the treatment provider.

Properly and Effectively Adjudicating Drugged Drivers

October 30 – December 8, 2017 | Web | Tuition FREE

Unlike alcohol-impaired driving, drugged driving has fewer tools in the field to detect impairment and concentration levels in the body. 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 their ability to operate a vehicle. 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.

Managing Cases Involving Commercial Drivers Licenses

April 18 – 21, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition Free (Enrollment is limited)

Without proper enforcement, large tractor rigs, school buses, and even automobiles carrying dangerous cargo can cause devastating crashes. Judges have an ethical responsibility to ensure they apply both state and federal law to these cases. Correctly upholding the law can ensure that risky commercial drivers remain off of America’s roadways.

Schedule subject to change.