NJC Courses

Courses can be sorted by clicking one of the categories below, including a courses relevance to the Elements of Judicial Excellence framework. More information about the Elements of Judicial Excellence framework can be found on the National Center for State Courts website.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
to Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

Noon PDT | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
"Social distancing" is changing how courts and businesses provide services to the public, and med...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020
to Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020

Noon PDT | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
Animal Law & the Pandemic: The Role Judges Play in Ensuring that Animal-Related Essential Se...

Monday, Apr 13, 2020
to Friday, May 29, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
Small claims cases can be among the most stressful and frustrating that a judge is called on to handle in a court of li...

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020
to Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

NOON PDT | April 14th | Online | Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
What can courts do in the face of a pandemic? What are the constitutional...

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020
to Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Sovereign citizens believe they get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore. They d...

Monday, Apr 20, 2020
to Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Napa, CA
This course is a must for judges who want to improve their evidentiary rulings. The expert faculty...

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
to Friday, May 1, 2020

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Reno, NV
Are your judicial documents clear, coherent and unambiguous? This course applies advanced composit...

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020
to Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
This webcast will cover a broad range of considerations and cases that may come before state c...

Monday, May 4, 2020
to Friday, May 8, 2020

Reno, NV
Mediation is an important option in every system of justice. Judges with mediation skills can have opportunities open up to them b...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
to Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
This webcast will provide a quick summary of exemplary state laws addressing the use and treat...

Thursday, May 7, 2020
to Thursday, May 7, 2020

10 am PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
The increases in drug-impaired driving cases and driver refusals to submit to breath tests fo...

Thursday, May 14, 2020
to Thursday, May 14, 2020

10 am PST | Online Webcast | Tuition Free
This webcast will focus on using evidence-based principles in impaired driving cases to reduce...

Thursday, May 14, 2020
to Thursday, May 14, 2020

While punishment, reducing recidivism, and incapacitation are all important aspects of sentencing, this webcast will focus on what research ...

Monday, May 18, 2020
to Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Without proper enforcement, large tractor rigs, school buses, and even automobiles carrying dangerous cargo can cause devastating crashes. J...

Monday, May 18, 2020
to Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Reno, NV
This course is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and offered at no cost to eligible participan...

Monday, Jun 1, 2020
to Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

Reno, NV
This course provides the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of becoming a mentor or coach for other judges. Judicial lea...

Monday, Jun 8, 2020
to Thursday, Jun 11, 2020

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

Monday, Jun 8, 2020
to Friday, Jun 12, 2020

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Reno, NV
Your court needs a strong leader. Learn how to tackle human resources issues, budget complicatio...

Monday, Jun 8, 2020
to Friday, Jul 24, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
As a judge, you have the responsibility of upholding the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. Are you? During this course, y...

Monday, Jun 8, 2020
to Thursday, Jun 11, 2020

Philadelphia, PA
This program will be held at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
This advanced-level, four-day course for experience...

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020
to Friday, Jun 19, 2020

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 ...

Monday, Jun 22, 2020
to Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

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

Monday, Jun 22, 2020
to Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

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 skil...

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
to Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

10:00 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
This webcast will address the various aspects of handling Tribal Court DUI cases to buil...

Monday, Jul 27, 2020
to Friday, Aug 28, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
The purpose of this online course is to provide education for judges who have been recently elected or appointed. The c...

Monday, Aug 3, 2020
to Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

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Are your educational programs interesting, thought-provoking, fun, and enriching? The vast majority of people teachin...

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020
to Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

Reno, NV
This intensive 7-day course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators with a solid foundation in the tools ...

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020
to Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020

9:00 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
This webcast is presented through generous funding from the National Highway Traffic Safe...

Monday, Aug 24, 2020
to Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

Reno, NV
Judges are often asked to lead projects that will improve the justice system. Learning about project management, leadership, human...

Monday, Aug 24, 2020
to Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

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

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020
to Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

State constitutions have historically played an important role in American jurisprudence, an...

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020
to Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

11 am PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

State constitutions have historically played an important role in American jurisprudence, a...

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020
to Thursday, Sep 3, 2020

This course has been cancelled.
This course engages the participant in in-depth discussions and analyses of ethical behavior and justice at...

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020
to Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020

DETAILS TBD

Monday, Sep 7, 2020
to Friday, Sep 11, 2020

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED 
Nowadays, lifelong learning is essential to maintain skill and knowledge in one’s chosen profession. Dur...

Monday, Sep 14, 2020
to Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

Reno, NV
Judges are facing more complex traffic issues as the law and technology progress. This course is designed to provide an overview o...

Monday, Sep 14, 2020
to Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
Are you making evidentiary rulings with confidence? This faculty-led online course will develop the skills needed to r...

Monday, Sep 14, 2020
to Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

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

Monday, Sep 14, 2020
to Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Online: Faculty-led
Isolation, under-funding, lack of collateral social services in the community, and a high public profile. Do these thin...

Monday, Sep 21, 2020
to Friday, Nov 6, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
Rule with confidence, knowing your decisions are ethically appropriate. This faculty-led online course uses hypothetic...

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
to Friday, Oct 2, 2020

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Are your educational programs interesting, thought-provoking, fun, and enriching? The vast majority of people teaching in pro...

Monday, Oct 5, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 8, 2020

Reno, NV
The emergence of DNA analysis in the 1990s led to serious questioning of the validity of many of the traditional forensic discipli...

Monday, Oct 5, 2020
to Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Reno, NV
Mediation is an important option in every system of justice. Judges with mediation skills can have opportunities open up to them b...

Monday, Oct 5, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 8, 2020

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

Monday, Oct 12, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

Charleston, South Carolina
What was your toughest case? How did you handle it? Do you wish, upon reflection, that you’d handled it differ...

Monday, Oct 12, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

Reno, NV
As a judge, you have the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the court process. Are you? This course will help particip...

Monday, Oct 19, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Reno. NV
This program is presented through a partnership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Judicial Studies ...

Monday, Oct 19, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Reno, NV
This course is designed for judges recently appointed or elected to specialized courts. The course is filled with valuable informa...

Monday, Oct 19, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Reno, NV
Jumpstart your judicial career! This course supplements state-sponsored judicial education by providing a solid foundation in the ...

Monday, Oct 19, 2020
to Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

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

Monday, Oct 26, 2020
to Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Reno, NV

The NJC is presenting this 4.5-day program to 40 selected participants who want to be trial judges. The NJC will endeavor to sel...

Monday, Nov 2, 2020
to Friday, Dec 4, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
The purpose of this online course is to provide education for judges who have been recently elected or appointed. The c...

Monday, Nov 2, 2020
to Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

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

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020
to Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

DETAILS TBD