The decision about whether forensic evidence is admitted rests squarely on the shoulders of the judge presiding over the case. Judges must be intimately familiar with the rules of evidence and whether evidence is admitted or received for a limited purpose (including how to instruct if a jury trial). This self-study course uses an all-too-real, yet hypothetical, criminal case to give judges greater confidence ruling on issues of admitting experts and evidence.
Notorious cases with high media interest can be assigned to you in any court. What should you do when a reporter calls or shows up on your doorstep with a camera crew in tow? Judges who need immediate help with these situations now have a resource at their fingertips.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s projections, the older adult population will double between 2010 and 2030. As the population of America ages, probate courts will necessarily see an increase in the types of cases that they process – guardianships, conservatorships, elder abuse protection petitions, and matters pertaining to estates.
This online self-study web course takes the new or seasoned DWI Court professional through basic DWI Court information. You will become acquainted with the Guiding Principles for DWI Courts, DWI Court target population, case management techniques such as clinical assessment, treatment, community supervision and many more elements directly related to their day-to-day court activities.
This program is the result of a collaboration between the National Judicial College and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The goal of this self-study course is to assist judges with increasing their knowledge surrounding the goals of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), basic terms and provisions unique to CDL laws, who is required to be licensed, and the various classes of commercial motor vehicles.
This self-study course will provide participants with the tools to identify research, data, and evidence that document the challenges that both the criminal justice system and the judiciary face in maintaining and enhancing the confidence of minority communities.
After completing this self-study course, you will be able to: Identify and analyze studies which address Afrocentric facial features, race, and/or colorism in regards to the length and type of sentencing; Describe examples of how the presumption of innocence is impacted by defendants with more prominent Afrocentric features; and Ascertain ways that you, as a judge, can attempt to decrease the impact of skin tone and Afrocentric facial feature bias in the courtroom. Please note, as this course is designed to take the average learner 20-30 minutes to complete, no CLE credit is available. Learn Now