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 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 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