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.
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Upcoming Webcasts

Judicial Response to Impaired Driving in Indian Country: Myths, Barriers and New Opportunities

August 31, 2016 1o – 11:30 a.m. PST | 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST | Web | Cost FREE

This webcast is co-sponsored by the ABA, view full details here. 

This fast-paced and interactive 90-minute program will introduce participants to the challenges facing judges in Indian Country in impaired driving cases. Some of the jurisdictional barriers facing tribal judges will be addressed. The panel will also elaborate as to how reporting and data collection can benefit both tribal sovereignty as well as neighboring states by making roads safer. Participants will learn to appraise tribal codes for authority and limits. Panelists will identify available resources in individual tribal communities to establish the integral customs and traditions available for sentencing/dispositions/orders so that native defendants can participate in meaningful community building.

NHTSA Webcast: Alcohol and Drug Impaired Accident Reconstruction

September 22, 2016 1o a.m. PST | 1 p.m. EST | Web | Cost FREE

Instructor: Hon. Rick W. Varner, Magisterial District Judge

Accident reconstruction is a complex task that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. When hearing traffic cases, judges are often tasked with evaluating reports and testimony from accident reconstruction experts in making decisions. With this in mind, the NJC is pleased to offer an hour-long webcast regarding accident reconstruction in alcohol and drug impaired driving cases. This webcast will provide practical knowledge for judges in understanding accident reconstruction including: common terminology used in accident reconstruction, types of damage and evidence found at an accident scene, the role of toxicology in determining impairment, and key points in evaluating accident reconstruction reports and testimony presented by accident reconstruction experts. The webcast will also include case studies to show the practical application of accident reconstruction in alcohol and drug impaired driving cases.