CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Customized Courses

The listings below represents a sampling of the courses available from The National Judicial College. If you have a topic that is not represented on the list, the NJC can create a custom-designed course to suit your needs. Please contact William Brunson at brunson@judges.org or at (775) 327-8211. The NJC can present the programs face-to-face in your jurisdiction or in any location you wish. Alternatively, the NJC can present programs via webcast. NOTE: The JS designations below reflect those courses that are eligible for credit in the master’s or Ph.D. in Judicial Studies. “Web-Based” signifies that the program is offered via WebCampus, a learning management system. For more information, contact Mr. Brunson.

  • Administrative Law Courses

    • Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)
    • Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)
    • Administrative Law: High Volume
    • Administrative Law: Utility Regulatory Adjudication
    • Essential Skills for the Unemployment Adjudicator (Web-Based)
    • Ethics, Bias and the Administrative Law Judge (Web-Based)
    • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges (Web-Based)
    • Mediation for Administrative Law Judges
    • Traffic Adjudication for Administrative Law Judges (Web-Based)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Courses

    • Advanced Mediation: Practical Skills and Techniques
    • Civil Mediation
    • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
    • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
    • Mediation for Administrative Law Judges
    • Settlement Techniques
  • Court Performance and Management Courses

    • Conducting the Trial (JS 617)
    • Court Management for Judges and Court Administrators
    • Court Management for Tribal Court Judges and Personnel
    • Decision Making (JS 618)
    • Effective Case Flow Management (JS 627)
    • Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)
    • Judicial Security: Protecting the Court and the Judge
    • Management Skills for Presiding Judges
    • Managing Complex Litigation (JS 629)
  • Civil Courses

    • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
    • Advanced Mediation: Practical Skills and Techniques
    • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
    • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
    • Civil Mediation
    • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
    • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
    • Electronic Discovery: What Every Judge Needs to Know
    • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively (Web-Based)
    • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
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  • Criminal Courses

    • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
    • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
    • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
    • Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Criminal Pretrial & Post-Trial Challenges: Solutions for Bail, Supervision & Sentencing
    • Impaired Driving Case Essentials
    • Handling Capital Cases (JS 623)
    • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
    • Practical Approaches to Substance Abuse Issues (JS 628)
    • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
    • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues (Web-Based)
    • Sentencing Motor Vehicle Law Offenders
    • The Fourth Amendment: Contemporary Issues for Appellate Judges
    • The Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure Training for Trial Judges
  • Evidence Courses

    • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
    • Criminal Evidence (JS 613)
    • Electronic Discovery: What Every Judge Needs to Know
    • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges (Web-Based)
    • Evidence in a Courtroom Setting
    • Fundamentals of Evidence
    • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
    • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues (Web-Based)
  • Family Law Courses

    • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
    • Current Issues in Family Law (JS 634)
    • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
    • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
    • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
    • Financial Statements in the Courtroom
    • Managing Challenging Family Law Cases: A Practical Approach (JS 634)
    • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
  • Foundation Courses

    • Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)
    • Building a Bias-Free Environment in Your Court
    • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
    • Decision Making
    • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
    • Ethics for Judges
    • Ethics, Bias and the Administrative Law Judge (Web-Based)
    • Ethics, Bias and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground (Web-Based)
    • General Jurisdiction (JS 610)
    • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively (Web-Based)
    • Judicial Writing (JS 615)
    • Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)
    • Special Court Jurisdiction
    • Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 612)
  • Problem-Solving Techniques and Practice Courses

    • Building a Bias-Free Environment in Your Court
    • Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Criminal Pretrial and Post-Trial Challenges: Solutions for Bail, Supervision and Sentencing
    • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
    • Practical Approaches to Substance Abuse Issues (JS 628)
    • Sentencing Motor Vehicle Law Offenders
  • Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media Courses

    • Essential Court Teamwork in Dealing with the Media
    • First Amendment and Media Issues for Judges
    • Basic Legal Affairs Reporting for Journalists
  • Enrichment & History of the Law Courses

    • Current Issues in the Law
    • Ethical Issues in the Law: A Novel Approach (JS 619)
    • Judicial Philosophy and American Law
    • Law and Popular Culture
    • Law, Science and Ethics
    • Today’s Justice: The Historic Bases (JS 642)
    • When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary (JS 645)
  • Skills-Based Courses

    • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
    • Advanced Judicial Writing (JS 626)
    • Civil Mediation
    • Commercial Driver’s Licensing Laws: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Creating an Active Learning Environment: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Custom-Designed Faculty Development Workshop – choose the subject and we’ll teach you how to teach it
    • Designing and Presenting Effective Presentations: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Distance Learning: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Judicial Writing (JS 615)
    • Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)
    • Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)
    • Using Literature as a Teaching Tool: A Faculty Development Workshop
  • Tribal Courses

    • Competence, Confidence and Control: Enhancing Public Trust in Tribal Courts
    • Court Management for Tribal Court Judges and Personnel
    • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
    • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
    • Special Court Jurisdiction
  • Web Courses

    • Essential Skills for the Unemployment Adjudicator (Web-Based)
    • Ethics, Bias and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground (Web-Based)
    • Ethics, Bias and the Administrative Law Judge (Web-Based)
    • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges (Web-Based)
    • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively (Web-Based)
    • Rural Courts (Web-Based)
    • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues (Web-Based)
    • Traffic Adjudication for Administrative Law Judges (Web-Based)
  • Faculty & Curriculum Development
    (a.k.a., Train-the-Trainer) Courses

    • Creating an Active Learning Environment: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Curriculum Development Principles and Practices
    • Custom-Designed Faculty Development Workshop – choose the subject and we’ll teach you how to teach it
    • Designing and Presenting Effective Presentations: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Distance Learning: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Planning and Presenting Programs Effectively: A Faculty Development Workshop
    • Program and Faculty Development
    • Using Literature as a Teaching Tool: A Faculty Development Workshop

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