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Evidence Challenges for Administrative Law Judges

2017-04-06T16:17:05+00:00August 1st, 2016|

March 13 – April 28, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629 Also offered September 18 – November 3, 2017 Are you making evidentiary rulings with confidence? This faculty-led online course will develop the skills needed to rule accurately on issues of hearsay, foundation, privileges and

Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively

2017-06-27T19:45:29+00:00August 1st, 2016|

April 10 – May 26, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629 Small claims cases can be among the most stressful and frustrating that a judge is called on to handle in a court of limited jurisdiction. Litigants with no knowledge of the legal system or its

Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground

2017-09-20T10:01:05+00:00August 1st, 2016|

Date Change: September 11 – October 27, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629 As a judge, you have the responsibility of upholding the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. Are you? During this course, you will explore the foundation of ethics, review and apply the Code to

Selected Criminal Evidence Issues

2017-06-27T16:49:09+00:00August 1st, 2016|

February 20 – April 7, 2017 | Web | Tuition $629 You are often called on to make instantaneous decisions on the admissibility of evidence from the bench. Do you have a firm grasp on all of the rules of evidence as they apply to criminal

When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary (JS 644)

2017-04-06T16:11:21+00:00August 1st, 2016|

March 27-30, 2017 | Location Washington, DC | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this? How does an independent judiciary contribute to a just society? What is necessary for the judiciary to be truly independent? In this course we attempt to answer these questions as we scrutinize

Why the NJC is an Excellent Choice for a Cy Pres Award

2016-10-24T14:42:38+00:00April 20th, 2016|

I've often been asked if the NJC is eligible for a Cy Pres award. The simple answer is yes. We are a 501(C)3 non‑profit, so we are eligible. But the NJC is not just eligible, it’s an excellent choice for a Cy Pres award. For those of you who do not regularly handle class action

Distracted Driving: A New Safety Threat on Our Roads

2016-10-24T14:42:39+00:00April 20th, 2016|

David Teater We have been driving cars for 125 years. We’ve been talking on telephones for 100 years. We have only combined these two activities, to any great degree, in the last 10-15 years. Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. Crashes

“Regrettable Decisions”: How Lessons From History Can Help Tomorrow’s Judge

2016-10-24T14:42:39+00:00April 20th, 2016|

Hon. Ben A. Fuller Most scholars agree that the development of American law is generally a reflection of our aspirations and the evolving assumptions we have about our culture, society, and political institutions. Examining the evolving, and, often transitory, nature of our ideas of justice, fairness, and equity can provide

The Prior Statement: If It Isn’t Signed, Is It Impeachment Material?

2016-10-24T14:42:39+00:00April 20th, 2016|

Prof. Jules Epstein How should judges approach a case where a testifying witness is going to be impeached, but the impeaching document was not created or adopted by the witness?  What is the rule when the impeaching lawyer has a report by person “B” that avers what testifying witness “A”