Courses Across the Country

These NJC courses are held at locations close to America’s cultural and natural treasures and are sure to attract participants from across the nation. They are taught by experts in their fields of study and offer an enriching and stimulating experience.

2019 Courses

Decision Making (JS 618)

Decision Making (JS 618)

Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 00:00

Santa Fe, New Mexico This course familiarizes you with the factors that affect the judicial decision-making process and assists you in the analysis of...

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

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

Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 00:00

How does an independent judiciary contribute to a just society? What is necessary for the judiciary to be truly independent? Join us in Montgomery, Alabama...

Advanced Trial Skills for Judges: Managing the Jury Trial

Advanced Trial Skills for Judges: Managing the Jury Trial

Mar 9, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 00:00

Washington, D.C. The National Judicial College wishes to thank the American Association for Justice Robert L. Habush Endowment for their financial support...

When Justice Fails: Japanese-Americans Incarceration

When Justice Fails: Japanese-Americans Incarceration

Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 00:00

During times of societal conflict and claims of national emergency, the judicial branch has often failed to secure the promise of equal justice for all....

Logic & Opinion Writing (JS 621)

Logic & Opinion Writing (JS 621)

Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020 00:00

Las Vegas, NV This course will assist anyone who writes judicial opinions become a more skillful and effective opinion writer. The first half of the course...

Advanced Evidence (JS 617)

Advanced Evidence (JS 617)

Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 23, 2020 08:00

Napa, CA This course is a must for judges who want to improve their evidentiary rulings. The expert faculty will review recent cases that impact evidentiary...

Judicial Writing (JS 615)

Judicial Writing (JS 615)

Apr 28, 2020 - May 1, 2020 08:00

Reno, NV Are your judicial documents clear, coherent and unambiguous? This course applies advanced composition principles to judicial writing at all levels...

Decision Making (JS 618)

Decision Making (JS 618)

Jun 8, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020 00:00

Denver, CO This course familiarizes you with the factors that affect the judicial decision-making process and assists you in the analysis of your own...

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

Jun 8, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020 07:30

Wilmington, Delaware This advanced-level, four-day course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers gives an in-depth...

Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know

Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know

Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020 08:00

Seattle. WA With opiate addiction at epidemic levels in both urban and rural America, the NJC has crafted a new course that focuses on the neurology of...

Mindfulness for Judges

Mindfulness for Judges

Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020 00:00

Key West, Florida This four-day program is an opportunity to pause from the many complexities of being a judge and find some space to breathe and reflect....

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills

Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020 00:00

Bar Harbor, Maine Do you need a fresh look at your role on the bench? From civility to contempt, this course will help you develop the skills you need...

Judicial Writing (JS 615)

Judicial Writing (JS 615)

Aug 24, 2020 - Aug 27, 2020 08:00

Reno, NV Are your judicial documents clear, coherent and unambiguous? This course applies advanced composition principles to judicial writing at all levels...

Ethical Issues in the Law: A Novel Approach  (JS 619)

Ethical Issues in the Law: A Novel Approach (JS 619)

Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020 00:00

This course engages the participant in in-depth discussions and analyses of ethical behavior and justice at the point which law, literature, and life experience...

Artificial Intelligence: What Judges Need to Know

Artificial Intelligence: What Judges Need to Know

Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020 00:00

Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact every field. The judicial branch of government is not an exception. Judges will hear cases involving autonomous...

Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure (JS 645)

Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure (JS 645)

Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020 08:00

Asheville, North Carolina When is a search or seizure justified? Who has standing to challenge? When is a warrant needed? If the amendment is violated,...

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 22, 2020 08:00

Sedona, Arizona This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions and backgrounds can openly and vigorously examine the...

Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants

Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants

Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020 08:00

New Orleans, Louisiana In the last decade, self-representation has increased exponentially. Self-represented litigants now appear on court dockets in...

2018 Courses