Web Courses

The NJC’s web-based courses allow participants to study at any time and interact with many judges from around the country in a collegial online atmosphere. Expert faculty members will challenge participants with self-tests, assignments, and reading that can be completed anywhere a judge has access to an Internet-ready computer. Each course will meet for at least two prescheduled Web conferences hosted by the faculty.


Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judge

September 12-October 28, 2016 | Web | Tuition $615

Isolation, under-funding, lack of collateral social services in the community, and a high public profile. Do these things sound familiar? Judges in rural courts throughout our nation share a unique circumstance marked by these issues. This faculty-led online course shares techniques and experience from rural judges in meeting these challenges, and provides tools and suggestions to the participants which can be adapted in their courts as circumstances warrant.

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.

Schedule subject to change.