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Ignition Interlocks: Status Update
July 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. MST/12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST
Faculty: Erin Holmes, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
Oftentimes in impaired driving cases, a defendant will be required to install an ignition interlock system on their vehicle before they are allowed to drive again. Some states require the offender to install these devices after the first conviction; other states require interlocks to be installed after repeat offenses. There are a wide variety of ignition interlock systems, and they vary in terms of capabilities and analysis offered by each. This webcast will provide a brief overview the basics of ignition interlock technology; will delve into the capabilities and limitations of the ignition interlock; will discuss the current status of ignition interlock laws nationwide; and will provide information on the newest technology updates.
Presentation Skills — Using the Body, Gestures, Voice and Visual Aids
May 27, 2014 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Many presenters get stuck behind a lectern, separating themselves from their learners. To communicate effectively, presenters need to utilize their bodies to punctuate their points and to gesture effectively. Varying the volume and timber of their voices can also maintain their learners’ attention. Finally, they need to construct appropriate visual aids that will complement their presentations. After this 75-minute webcast, the participants will be able to: (1) describe effective nonverbal behaviors (including use of voice, facial expressions, gestures, and movement) for delivering presentations; (2) list the most effective speaking style and effective nonverbal behaviors that will support learning; and (3) summarize design principles for effective visual aids.
Materials — Providing Effective Materials that Complement Presentations
June 24, 2014 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Many instructors utilize narrative outlines for materials without really considering how their learners will use the materials. The vast majority of learners never read the narrative outlines despite their best intentions. This session will showcase materials that can be used during the course of instruction (e.g., use of blank lines for filling in missing information, exercises built into the materials, etc.). Likewise, materials can be effective reference tools once the learners return to their own jurisdictions (e.g., court checklists, annotated bibliographies, etc.). After this 75-minute webcast, the participants will be able to: (1) identify characteristics of effective materials for judicial education sessions; (2) locate and create materials that support their learning objectives; and (3) assess the effectiveness of materials.
Dispute Resolution Skills: Top Ten Ways to Achieve Settlement
August 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Mountain / 3:00 p.m. Central / 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Mediation is effective when both sides want it to work — and being prepared goes a long way in ensuring a good outcome. This webcast will help to identify 10 ways to overcome barriers to settlement.
Consumer Credit Litigation from A to Z: What Judges Need to Know
September 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 12:30 p.m. Mountain / 1:30 p.m. Central / 2:30 p.m. Eastern
FMSCA Webcast: Role of the Traffic Court Judge - Practical & Ethical Considerations
September 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. HST/12:00 p.m. PST/1:00 p.m. MST/ 2:00 p.m. CST/3:00 p.m. EST
Faculty: Hon. Robert McBeth, WA
Judicial mishandling of a CDL case can have far reaching consequences for both the judge and the state, including revocation of federal highway funds. This webcast explores how traffic judges can improve the quality of justice in their traffic court by facilitating initiatives which promote a better perception of the court by adhering to the highest standards of judicial conduct, and delves into the ever changing role of the traffic judge.
Effective Use of Courtroom Interpreters — A Webcast for Judges
September 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern