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Chief Justice Peggy Quince

Judicial Heroes & Legends: July 2021

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The NJC serves state trial court judges, administrative law judges, limited jurisdiction judges, military judges, tribal judges, even commissioners of licensing bodies.

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The overwhelming majority of NJC courses are taught by active and retired judges from across the nation who volunteer their time. They actually compete for the honor of teaching their colleagues.

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General Jurisdiction

Tens of thousands of judges from all 50 states have completed our legendary introductory course for newly appointed and elected state trial judges.

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Respecting and Supporting Tribal Judiciaries

No other entity comes close to the National Tribal Judicial Center in terms of the depth and breadth of educational programming provided to tribal courts.

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Judging Water Disputes

Our Dividing the Waters Program connects judges, special masters and referees who preside over complex water litigation to the information and training resources they need to resolve some of the most difficult disputes about how to allocate and share this most precious and communal resource.

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Judicial Degrees

The affiliated Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program of the University of Nevada, Reno offers a master’s and a doctorate. The Doctor of Judicial Studies is the only such program in the world.

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Professional Certificate Program

For judges who want to concentrate studies in a focused academic area

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Why Reno?

The NJC was established in northern Nevada – though we now teach all over the country and beyond — largely thanks to the efforts of a judge who attended our first course—in a different city.

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What judges say aboutNJC courses

“I attended the course Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know. I can say without exaggeration, it was the best training I have ever attended.”

Hon. Candyce Cline,

Westminster Municipal Court, Westminster, Colorado

“A well-educated judiciary can mean the difference between justice served and justice denied. The NJC’s contribution to the judiciary nationwide is immeasurable.”

Hon. Jill M. Martinez,

Metropolitan Court, Division VIII, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

“Thank you for an amazing experience [in Administrative Law: Fair Hearing].”

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California Public Utilities Commission

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Judicial Heroes & Legends: July 2021 – Chief Justice Peggy Quince

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Welcome to the Bench – July 2021

Congratulations to the following 66 judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, a…

2021 Remaining Courses

In need of CJE/CLE before year’s end? The NJC has you covered with a variety of courses offered in person a…

Welcome to the Bench – June 2021

Congratulations to the following 61 judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, a…

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