October 23 – 26, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,079 | Conference Fee $289 What’s this?

The arena of traffic-related offenses is constantly evolving. Statistically, driving while under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol will be an issue that will appear with more frequency in traffic courts around the country. This course will delve into several issues that judges who hear traffic cases will experience this year, as well as offer insight into case issues and strategies from the prospective of the prosecutor, the defense attorney, the law enforcement officer, and the treatment provider. The course will also offer in-depth insight on how roadside drug detection is done as well as how the 12-step DRE protocol is conducted. Additionally, the course will offer a demonstration on the various types of drug and alcohol detection equipment that is available and the reliability of the instruments.


Why should I take this course?

Traffic cases are arising in today’s courts at an increasing, regular frequency. The issues involved in these cases are numerous and complex, ranging from red light infractions and speeding, to more complex issues such as driving under the influence. Attending this course is a must-do for all traffic judges in order to give them the best chance at keeping up-to-date with current traffic issues, while also learning the skills on how to effectively manage and sentence today’s traffic offenders.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the recent trends in current traffic-related and impaired driving issues which are appearing in courtrooms around the country.
  • Discuss administrative law issues with regard to traffic violations such as driving on a suspended license.
  • Describe the drug court model and its method of effective traffic offender management.
  • Explain the “path to success” of the traffic offender from the perspective of the prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.
  • Discuss the implications of traffic-based issues and explain the possible evidence-based options to effectively manage and sentence impaired driving offenders.

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for judges who handle any type of traffic cases.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Members of the faculty include long-standing, renowned, NJC judicial faculty members — Judge Earl Penrod, Judge Toni Boone, and Judge James Dehn will present, along with one of our new judicial faculty members, Judge Scott Bergstedt.

How is this course taught?

This course is taught through lecture, audio-visual aids, question and answer, class problems and simulations, and a drug court on-site learning experience.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.