Custom Courses 2016-11-02T14:18:20+00:00

Custom Courses

The listings below represent 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.
Click here to download a PDF version of the NJC Custom Course list.

The JS designations below reflect those courses that are eligible for credit in the master’s or Ph.D. in Judicial Studies.

Administrative Law

  • Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)
  • Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)
  • Administrative Law: High Volume
  • Administrative Law: Unemployment Compensation
  • Administrative Law: Utility Regulatory Adjudication
  • Administrative Law: Workers’ Compensation
  • Ensuring Fairness in Your Hearings
  • Essential Skills for Administrative Law Judges
  • Essential Skills for the Unemployment Adjudicator
  • Ethics for the Administrative Law Judge
  • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Is Presented in Hearings
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Managing Cases Involving Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • Mediation for Administrative Law Judges
  • Neuroscience and Decision-Making
  • Traffic Adjudication for Administrative Law Judges

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Advanced Mediation: Practical Skills and Techniques
  • Civil Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
  • Implementing and Evaluating a Court-Connected Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Mediation for Administrative Law Judges
  • Settlement Techniques

Appellate Judges

  • Advanced Judicial Writing (JS 626)
  • Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Current Issues in the Law
  • Digital Evidence Issues for Appellate Judges
  • Ensuring Fairness in Your Court
  • Essential Skills for Appellate Judges
  • Ethical Issues in the Law: A Novel Approach (JS 619)
  • Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground
  • Ethics for Appellate Judges
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Judicial Philosophy and American Law
  • Judicial Wellness
  • Judicial Writing (JS 615)
  • Law and Literature
  • Law and Popular Culture
  • Law, Science, and Ethics
  • Leadership for Judges
  • Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)
  • Mindfulness for Judges
  • Neuroscience and Decision-Making
  • The Fourth Amendment: Contemporary Issues for Appellate Judges
  • The U.S. Constitution and Development of American Law
  • The U.S. Constitution and Development of Legal Philosophy
  • Today’s Justice: The Historic Bases (JS 642)
  • When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary (JS 645)

Civil Courses

  • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
  • Advanced Mediation: Practical Skills and Techniques
  • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
  • Business Issues for Judges
  • Case Management
  • Children in Court
  • Civil Mediation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
  • Constitutionalists: The Protest Movement in the Courts
  • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
  • Electronic Discovery: What Every Judge Needs to Know
  • Ethics for Judges
  • Financial Statements in the Courtroom
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Comes to Court
  • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Probate Matters: Education for Judicial Officers
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
  • Settlement Techniques

Court Performance and Management

  • Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness
  • Advanced Issues in Cases Involving Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants
  • Case Management
  • Computer Uses for Judges
  • Computer Uses for Judges: Advanced
  • Conducting the Trial (JS 617)
  • Court Management for Judges and Court Administrators (JM 690)
  • Court Management for Tribal Court Judges and Personnel (JM 690)
  • Decision Making (JS 618)
  • Effective Caseflow Management (JS 627)
  • Effective Team Court Management
  • Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)
  • Implementing and Evaluating a Court-Connected Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Judicial Security: Protecting the Court and the Judge
  • Leadership for Judges
  • Management Skills for Presiding Judges
  • Managing Complex Litigation (JS 629)
  • Mindfulness for Judges
  • Neuroscience and Decision-Making
  • Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judge

Criminal Courses

  • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
  • Advanced Issues in Cases Involving Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Behind the Wheel: Today’s Traffic Offender
  • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
  • Children in Court
  • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutionalists: The Protest Movement in the Courts
  • Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Criminal Evidence (JS 613)
  • Criminal Pretrial & Post-Trial Challenges: Solutions for Bail, Supervision & Sentencing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugged Driving Essentials
  • Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know
  • DUI Primer for Judges: Handling Impaired Driving Cases
  • Ethics for Judges
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Comes to Court
  • Handling Capital Cases (JS 623)
  • Handling Sex-Related Cases in Court
  • Handling the Criminal Case
  • Impaired Driving Case Essentials
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Managing Cases Involving Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
  • Managing Sex Offenders
  • Practical Approaches to Substance Abuse Issues (JS 628)
  • Properly and Effectively Adjudicating Drugged Drivers
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
  • Search, Seizure, and Criminal Procedure
  • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues
  • Sentencing Motor Vehicle Law Offenders
  • Sentencing Offenders
  • Sentencing Sex Offenders
  • The Fourth Amendment: Contemporary Issues for Appellate Judges
  • The Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure Training for Trial Judges
  • Traffic Court Proceedings
  • Traffic Issues in the 21st Century

Evidence Courses

  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Law and Biology: Impact on the Courts
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony (JS 622)
  • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
  • Criminal Evidence (JS 613)
  • Electronic Discovery: What Every Judge Needs to Know
  • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges
  • Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Comes to Court
  • Fundamentals of Evidence
  • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues

Family Law Courses

  • Best Practices in Handling Self-Represented Litigants
  • Child Custody Challenges: Evidence and Orders
  • Children in Court
  • Current Issues in Family Law (JS 634)
  • Dispute Resolution Skills (JS 625)
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques for Tribal Justice Systems
  • Domestic Violence
  • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
  • Ethics for Judges
  • Financial Statements in the Courtroom
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Managing Challenging Family Law Cases: A Practical Approach (JS 634)
  • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
  • Survival Skills for the Domestic Relations Judge

Foundation Courses

  • Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)
  • Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants
  • Ensuring Fairness in Your Court
  • Conducting the Trial (JS 632)
  • Decision Making (JS 618)
  • Drugged Driving Essentials
  • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
  • Ethics for Judges
  • Ethics for the Administrative Law Judge
  • Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground
  • Ethics, Fairness & Security in Your Court and Community
  • Fundamentals of Evidence
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Comes to Court
  • General Jurisdiction (JS 610)
  • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively
  • Judicial Writing (JS 615)
  • Judging in the Digital Age: Conquering Discovery and Admission of Electronically Stored Information
  • Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)
  • Neuroscience and Decision-Making
  • Probate Courts: A Practical Approach
  • Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judge
  • Special Court Jurisdiction
  • Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 612)
  • Taking the Bench: A Course for New Judges

Problem-Solving Courses

  • Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Criminal Pretrial and Post-Trial Challenges: Solutions for Bail, Supervision and Sentencing
  • Drug and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Courts
  • Managing Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities
  • Mental Health Courts
  • Practical Approaches to Substance Abuse Issues (JS 628)
  • Sentencing Motor Vehicle Law Offenders
  • Sentencing Sex Offenders
  • Veterans’ Treatment Courts

Courts & Media Courses

  • Basic Legal Affairs Reporting for Journalists
  • Essential Court Teamwork in Dealing with the Media
  • First Amendment and Media Issues for Judges
  • Media Issues for Judges in the Information Age

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
  • Judicial Wellness
  • Law and Literature
  • Law and Popular Culture
  • Law, Science, and Ethics
  • Today’s Justice: The Historic Bases (JS 642)
  • The U.S. Constitution and Development of American Law
  • The U.S. Constitution and Development of Legal Philosophy
  • When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary (JS 645)

Skills-Based Courses

  • Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness
  • Advanced Evidence (JS 617)
  • Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges
  • 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 Courses: A Faculty Development Workshop
  • Distance Learning: A Faculty Development Workshop
  • Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)
  • Judicial Writing (JS 615)
  • Leadership for Judges
  • Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)
  • Mindfulness for Judges
  • Using Literature as a Teaching Tool: A Faculty Development Workshop

Tribal

NOTE: The National Tribal Judicial Center (NTJC) encourages tribal judges to take any of the courses in the curriculum. NTJC designed the courses below specifically for tribal judges.

  • Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges
  • Advanced Tribal Bench Skills: Competence, Confidence and Control
  • Advanced Tribal Court Management
  • Appellate Skills for Tribal Judges
  • Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants
  • Court Management for Tribal Court Judges and Personnel (JM 690)
  • Custom and Tradition in Contemporary Tribal Justice Systems
  • Essential Skills for Lay Advocates in Tribal Court
  • Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
  • Handling Domestic Violence Cases in Tribal Court
  • Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA): Protecting Rights in Tribal Court
  • Pending and Declined Prosecutions in Indian Country: Coordinating with U.S. Attorneys
  • Practical Approaches to Family Issues in Tribal Courts
  • Tribal Code Development: TLOA, VAWA, Non-Indians, Domestic Relations, etc. (customized for your tribe’s needs)
  • Tribal Code Development: Writing And Amending Codes
  • Tribal Court Development: Fundamental Considerations for Tribal Leadership
  • Tribal Court Management of Alcohol and Drug Cases
  • Tribal Court Technology
  • Trial Advocacy & Evidence for Tribal Prosecutors
  • Writing for Tribal Judges

Web-Based

NOTE: NJC can offer any web course in a face-to-face environment or as a blended learning opportunity.

  • Essential Skills for the Unemployment Adjudicator
  • Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground
  • Ethics for the Administrative Law Judge
  • Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges
  • Forensic Evidence: When Science Comes to Court
  • Fundamentals of Evidence
  • Handling Inquiries from the Media: A Primer for Judges
  • Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively
  • Managing Sex Offenders
  • Probate Matters: Education for Judicial Officers
  • Properly and Effectively Adjudicating Drugged Drivers
  • Selected Criminal Evidence Issues
  • Special Considerations for the Rural Court Judge
  • Taking the Bench: An Online Course for New Judges
  • Traffic Adjudication for Administrative Law Judges

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 Courses Effectively: A Faculty Development Workshop
  • Program and Faculty Development
  • Using Literature as a Teaching Tool: A Faculty Development Workshop