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Every month, you can have The NJC Experience without leaving your office. The NJC offers regular 75-minute webcasts which feature cutting-edge topics designed to improve your judicial skills and abilities. Taught by national experts, every webcast is designed for judges with interactive opportunities built in to engage you and increase retention and practical application of the content.
February 2016

Poetry as Judicial Medicine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

Judicial stress can be a concern, especially for judges who have been on the bench for a lengthy time. Poetry can provide a source of inspiration, comfort and beauty that may be lacking in day-to-day routine. Judges who are aware of their humanity can be better prepared to treat people fairly and with compassion during their time in court.
March 2016

Therapeutic Courts: A Systemic Approach to Social Justice

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

This webcast will explain the basic principles of therapeutic justice, and provide a general description of various types of Therapeutic Courts (e.g., drug courts, mental health courts, Veterans’ treatment courts). In order to examine the day-to-day operations, the webcast will explore different structures and operating procedures, and discuss why certain structures or procedures work better in some types of Therapeutic Courts than in others. The “big picture” issues of funding and statewide consistency will also be examined, as well as several statutory schemes from different states governing the creation and administration of Therapeutic Courts.
April 2016

Lost Profits — What is Hidden Behind the Numbers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

This session will provide the judiciary with an overview of the accepted methodologies of calculating lost profits. It will help to teach the judiciary the accepted terminology and proper application of the various methods so as to gain the ability to better understand the often complex expert testimony in the area.
May 2016

Judicial Disqualification

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

This course will cover Rule 2.11 of the code of judicial conduct, including actual bias, the appearance of bias, family or business relationships, ex parte communications and elections.
June 2016

Third-Party Litigation Funding: Investing in U.S. Litigation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

Third-party litigation funding (TPLF) is the practice of investing in litigation — third parties pay money to a litigant or his/her counsel in a lawsuit in exchange for a contingent interest in any proceeds from the litigation, and the money paid is occasionally used to finance the litigation. TPLF is a burgeoning aspect of civil litigation in the United States.
July 2016

Understanding Structured Settlements and Structured Settlement Protection Act Proceedings — A Briefing for Judges

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Register

This course will provide detailed descriptions of structured settlements to judges who may be asked to make critical decisions about them. The attendee will learn the claimant’s right to these benefits stems from a 1983 federal law confirming that all financial compensation received on account of a physical injury is exempt from taxation.