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Thanks and Giving

a message from NJC President Benes Z. Aldana

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Judicial Heroes & Legends

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Question of the Month

Are you seeing an increase in verbal attacks, insulting remarks or hate speech made toward you in the courtroom? And, what is your typical response?

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Courses for all kinds of judges at every stage of their careers

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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For judges and taught by judges

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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Resources for all judges
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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].”

Hon. Zhen Zhang,

California Public Utilities Commission

Latest News
Taking Fire from Many Directions: The Threats to Judicial Independence Are Myriad and Multiplying

Note: This article first appeared in the fall 2021 issue of The Judges’ Journal, a publication of the Ame…

Judicial Heroes & Legends: November 2021 – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

She enrolled at Stanford University at age 16 and graduated from Stanford Law School at age 22. She fini…

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Judges say verbal attacks on them in court aren’t up, but something else is

We asked judges if they are seeing an increase in verbal attacks on them in the courtroom, and a clear majo…

New Sandra Day O’Connor Award will honor a judge for outstanding contributions to justice – first honoree is Justice O’Connor herself

RENO, NV (November 10, 2021) – The National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest, largest and most wid…

Four attorneys attending the Judicial Academy tell why they want to become judges

The second Judicial Academy for attorneys who aspire to become judges is happening this week at The Nationa…

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