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

Domestic Violence (JS 636)

Domestic Violence (JS 636)

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019 08:00

Scottsdale, AZ Cases involving domestic violence are complex and challenging and are made even more difficult by the pressures generated by the press,...

Advanced Tribal Bench Skills: Competence, Confidence and Control

Advanced Tribal Bench Skills: Competence, Confidence and Control

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019 08:00

Scottsdale, AZ This four-day course is highly interactive and designed to give tribal judges more confidence in handling all aspects of trials. You will...

Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness

Advanced Bench Skills: Procedural Fairness

Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019 08:00

Savannah, GA Every day, when you take the bench, you have the opportunity to ensure that litigants leave your courtroom with greater respect for the justice...

2019 Dividing the Waters Conference

2019 Dividing the Waters Conference

Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019 08:00

Sustainable Water Rights in Drought The Stanford Law School will host the next Dividing the Water conference, on April 10-13, 2019. Conferees will...

 Impaired Driving in Indian Country

Impaired Driving in Indian Country

Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 00:00

Oklahoma City, OK The National Judicial College (NJC), through funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is pleased to...

Advanced Civil Mediation

Advanced Civil Mediation

May 20, 2019 - May 21, 2019 08:00

Denver, CO Designed for mediators who have successfully completed a 40-hour mediation training program, this highly interactive, fast-paced, skills-oriented...

Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know

Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know

May 20, 2019 - May 23, 2019 08:00

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

Handling Capital Cases

Handling Capital Cases

May 20, 2019 - May 23, 2019 08:00

Denver, CO Death is different. You feel it the moment you enter a courtroom when a capital case is beginning. Even if you have experience handling major...

Mindfulness for Judges

Mindfulness for Judges

Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 00:00

Napa, CA 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. Mindfulness...

Advanced Evidence (JS 617)

Advanced Evidence (JS 617)

Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 08:00

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

Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure (JS 645)

Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure (JS 645)

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019 08:00

San Diego, California When is a search or seizure justified? Who has standing to challenge? When is a warrant needed? If the amendment is violated, does...

Court Management for Tribal Judges and Personnel (JM 690)

Court Management for Tribal Judges and Personnel (JM 690)

Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 08:00

Seneca, New York The efficient administration of modern tribal justice systems requires a team of competent court personnel with the knowledge and skills...

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 08:00

Big Sky, Montana 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

Sep 23, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019 08:00

Anchorage, Alaska In the last decade, self-representation has increased exponentially. Self-represented litigants now appear on court dockets in almost...

Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges

Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges

Sep 23, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019 08:00

Anchorage, Alaska This course assists tribal court judges in developing the basic skills necessary to preside over criminal and civil matters in tribal...

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills

Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 00:00

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

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...

2018 Courses