Past Courses 2016-10-24T14:40:33+00:00

Past Courses

Courses by Judge Type

Impaired Driving in Indian Country

September 12 – 14, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition Call for eligibility

Through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), The National Judicial College (NJC) is presenting this

Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness

February 2–3, 2017 | Location Miami, FL | Tuition $669 | Conference Fee $229  What’s this?

Every day, when you take the bench, you have the opportunity to ensure that litigants leave

Selected Criminal Evidence Issues

February 20 – April 7, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

You are often called on to make instantaneous decisions on the admissibility of evidence from the bench. Do you have a firm

Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges

March 6 – 9, 2017 | Location Niagara Falls, NY | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This course assists tribal court judges in developing the basic skills necessary to

Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)

March 27 – 30, 2017 | Location Washington, DC | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This course will assist anyone who writes judicial opinions become a more skillful and

Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively

April 10 – May 26, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

Small claims cases can be among the most stressful and frustrating that a judge is called on to handle in a court

Sovereign Citizens and Other Challenging Litigants

April 12, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast

*This webcast was only available live. No recording will be posted.

Sovereign citizens believe they get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore.

Fundamentals of Evidence

April 24 – June 9, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629

This course is designed to provide you with a practical framework for ruling on evidence. You will be introduced to the principles of the Federal

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)

April 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Napa, CA | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

Do you need a fresh look at your role on the bench? From civility

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

NHTSA: Multi-Track DUI Courts

May 16, 2017 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | View Recording

Judges who preside over traffic cases may do so in a variety of settings – DUI courts, courts of limited jurisdiction, courts of general jurisdiction,

Judicial Writing Tips

May 17, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free

In this judicial writing webcast, The National Judicial College will educate participants about techniques to write efficiently and provide tools they can use to improve the

Handling Capital Cases (JS 623)

May 22 – 25, 2017 | Location Nashville, TN | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

Death is different. You feel it the moment you enter a courtroom when a capital

Special Court Jurisdiction

June 5 – 15, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

Are you a judge without formal law school training? This course will offer

Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 611)

June 5 – 15, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

This course is designed for judges recently appointed or elected to specialized courts.

Appellate Repellent: Avoiding Reversal for Judges

June 14, 2017 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges would rather be affirmed than reversed. How can hard-working trial judges, in particular, reduce the likelihood of reversals? During this webcast, ways will be

Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges

April 25-28, 2016 | Location Napa, CA | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course is designed to provide appellate judges with advanced topics in opinion writing,

Complex Commercial Litigation

May 9-11, 2016 | Location San Antonio, TX | Tuition $985 | Conference Fee $305 What’s this?

From case management strategies and techniques to electronic proceedings and forensic audits, there

Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)

June 6-9, 2016 | Location Savannah, GA | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

The course explores dispute resolution methods and the ways in which they may be

Domestic Violence (JS 636)

June 6-9, 2016 | Location Savannah, GA | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

Domestic violence cases are some of the most emotionally challenging cases that judges handle.

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

June 13-16, 2016 | Location Wilmington, DE | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators and hearing officers gives an in-depth

The Work Product Doctrine

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:00-4:15 pm ET (12:00-1:15 pm PT) | Web
Cost $59 | Cancelled

Every state has its own work product doctrine, but there are some basic themes that nearly

Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)

August 15-25, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,645 | Conference Fee $515 What’s this?

This intensive two-week course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators a solid

Advanced Civil Mediation

August 15–16, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $615 | Conference Fee $110 What’s this?

Designed for mediators who have successfully completed a 40-hour mediation training program, this highly

Advanced Evidence (JS 617)

November 14-17, 2016 | Location Scottsdale, AZ | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course is a must for judges who want to improve their evidentiary rulings.

Advanced Judicial Writing (JS 626)

October 31–November 3, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Judges and ALJs need to write in a clear, precise, and unambiguous manner

Advanced Tribal Court Management

August 15-18, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Get a more in-depth examination of the business of managing a court. You will

Appellate Skills for Tribal Judges

July 18–21, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

As a tribal appellate judge, you will benefit from an examination of current federal

Civil Mediation

May 16–20, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,235 | Conference Fee $295 What’s this?

Also offered September 26-30, 2016

Judges with mediation skills can have greater opportunities

Conducting the Trial (JS 632)

September 26–29, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Recharge your judicial batteries with a one-week refresher on taking a proactive role in

Decision Making (JS 618)

April 4-7, 2016 | Location Nashville, TN | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course familiarizes you with the factors that affect the judicial decision making process

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

Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges

March 14-17, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Preside confidently over criminal and civil matters in tribal court with the skills you’ll

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

January 25-28, 2016 | Location Honolulu, HI | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions and backgrounds

Judicial Writing (JS 615)

April 11-14, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

Are your judicial documents clear, precise, and unambiguous? This course offers a concentrated study

Leadership for Judges

This course is currently full, please register to be added to the waitlist in case space becomes available.

August 22-25, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference

Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)

May 23-26, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

This course will assist anyone who writes judicial opinions become a more skillful and

Logic and Opinion Writing for ALJs (JS 621)

July 11–14, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

This course is specially tailored to meet the unique writing needs of administrative adjudicators.

Management Skills for Presiding Judges

May 16-20, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,235 | Conference Fee $295 What’s this?

Your court needs a strong leader. Learn how to tackle human resources issues, budget

Special Court Jurisdiction

July 11–21, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,645 | Conference Fee $515 What’s this?

Are you a judge without formal law school training? This course will offer a

Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 611)

July 11–21, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,645 | Conference Fee $515 What’s this?

This course is designed for special court judges who were recently appointed or elected.

Writing for Tribal Judges

June 27–29, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $765 | Conference Fee $205 What’s this?

Do you have confidence on the bench? Well-reasoned, well-articulated decisions are essential to a

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

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

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,

Webcast: Contempt and Judicial Ethics

February 23, 2015 | 12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET | 75 minutes | Free

American courtrooms face an ever-increasing level of uncivil and disruptive behavior on the part of

Criminal Evidence (JS 613)

July 27–30, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

Judges are often asked to rule instantaneously on the admissibility of evidence from the

Effective Caseflow Management (JS 627)

July 13-16, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

“Justice delayed is justice denied” (Gladstone). Effective, efficient caseflow promotes justice and upholds the

Essential Skills for Appellate Judges

March 9-12, 2015 | Location San Diego, CA | Tuition $1,245 | Conference Fee $395 What’s this?

As a newer appellate judge, you are likely to confront issues that you

Handling Domestic Violence Cases in Tribal Court

May 11-14, 2015 | Call (800) 255-8343 for eligibility

Get empowered during this course while learning the skills to manage domestic violence cases with greater ease and confidence. The course will help participants

Impaired Driving Case Essentials

October 26-29, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

This course provides you with an overview of sentencing practices and evidence-based options for