This program is presented through a partnership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and The National Judicial College. This course is for any judge who hears family law cases involving the dissolution of marriages, child custody and visitation, and child support. The faculty provides practice-based tools to assist judges in the management of the most complex issues in domestic relations.
Why should I take this course?
If you hear family law cases, you are called upon daily to make decisions that will impact families for the rest of their lives. This program provides strategies for handling cases that bear some of the most challenging issues that judges hear.
What will I learn?
During this course, you will learn to:
- Design appropriate parenting plans after receiving information on the latest child development studies.
- Describe how trauma research can inform parenting plans and on- and off-bench behavior.
- Communicate with parents who have varying levels of conflict.
- Handle self-represented litigants efficiently.
- Articulate the impact of immigration status on family law cases.
- Describe bias and fairness as concepts within a judicial ethics framework.
- Rule on the types of evidence most often offered in family law cases.
Who should attend?
The course is designed for any judge, commissioner, judge pro tempore, family master, or family referee who hears family law cases.
How is this course taught?
This course is a mix of classroom dialogue and small-group discussions.
What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?
This course provides you with the tools you need to preside over today’s family law cases, whether litigated matters are related to custody and children or businesses and property. It also provides case management techniques that will enable you to manage your cases and communicate with all litigants, both represented and self-represented, more efficiently.
Whom should I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or email@example.com.
This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. In addition, this course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Jurisdiction Skills, and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.
This program is presented through a partnership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and The National Judicial College. NCJFCJ will hold registration and collect fees from attendees. Please click the button below to register for the course (you will be taken to NCJFCJ’s registration site).