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Web Self-Study

The NJC offers free online self-paced programs for judges of all types.

Please note: our self-study courses are currently being migrated to a new system. You are welcome to register now, but will not be able to start the course until July 24. Thank you for your patience!

An Ethical Approach to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986

May 23rd, 2017|

This program is the result of a collaboration between the National Judicial College and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The goal of this self-study course is to assist judges with increasing their knowledge surrounding the goals of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), basic terms and provisions unique to CDL laws, who is required to be licensed, and the various classes of commercial motor vehicles.

DWI Court Enhancement: A Self-Study Web Course

May 23rd, 2017|

This online self-study web course takes the new or seasoned DWI Court professional through basic DWI Court information. You will become acquainted with the Guiding Principles for DWI Courts, DWI Court target population, case management techniques such as clinical assessment, treatment, community supervision and many more elements directly related to their day-to-day court activities.

Probate Matters: A Self-Study Online Course

May 23rd, 2017|

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s projections, the older adult population will double between 2010 and 2030. As the population of America ages, probate courts will necessarily see an increase in the types of cases that they process – guardianships, conservatorships, elder abuse protection petitions, and matters pertaining to estates.

When Science Comes to Court: Self-Study Course on Forensic Evidence

May 16th, 2017|

The decision about whether forensic evidence is admitted rests squarely on the shoulders of the judge presiding over the case. Judges must be intimately familiar with the rules of evidence and whether evidence is admitted or received for a limited purpose (including how to instruct if a jury trial). This self-study course uses an all-too-real, yet hypothetical, criminal case to give judges greater confidence ruling on issues of admitting experts and evidence.