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.

Monday, Jun 10, 2019
to Friday, Jul 26, 2019

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

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019
to Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Monday, Jul 29, 2019
to Friday, Aug 30, 2019

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 5, 2019
to Friday, Sep 20, 2019

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...

Monday, Aug 5, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

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

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
to Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
Transgender people experience constant discrimination in every aspect of their lives, and America...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
to Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
More and more, judges are seeing a high rate of co-occurring psychiatric and substance related...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Reno, NV
This intensive two-week course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators with a solid foundation in the too...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

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

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
to Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

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

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
to Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
Drugged driving cases present unique problems to judges as there are no per se limits to indic...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

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

Monday, Aug 26, 2019
to Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

Big Sky, Montana
This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions and backgrounds can openly and vigorously...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
to Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
to Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

10 AM PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
A state must not mask, defer imposition of judgment, or allow an individual to enter into a d...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
to Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019
to Friday, Oct 25, 2019

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

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
to Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
In this 60-minute webcast, faculty Judge Jason Ashford will take a light-hearted look at a seri...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019
to Friday, Nov 1, 2019

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

Monday, Sep 23, 2019
to Friday, Sep 27, 2019

Nowadays, lifelong learning is essential to maintain skill and knowledge in one’s chosen profession. During this program, judges will enga...

Monday, Sep 23, 2019
to Friday, Nov 8, 2019

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

Monday, Sep 23, 2019
to Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

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

Monday, Sep 23, 2019
to Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

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

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
to Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Judges are the guardians of our system of justice, but forensic developments in the last 50 ...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

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

Monday, Oct 7, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

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

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
In this highly interactive webinar, judges will work together at how to explain to self-represent...

Monday, Oct 14, 2019
to Friday, Oct 18, 2019

This course is full and we are no longer accepting registrations. The Judicial Academy will occur again Nov 2-5, 2020.
The National Judicia...

Monday, Oct 21, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

This course has been cancelled.
This course provides tribal court judges and court administrators with a more in-depth examination of the b...

Monday, Oct 21, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

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 28, 2019
to Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

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...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019
to Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

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

Monday, Nov 4, 2019
to Friday, Dec 6, 2019

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 4, 2019
to Friday, Nov 8, 2019

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, Dec 4, 2019
to Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

12 PM PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

In the last decade, self-representation has increased exponentially. Self-represented litig...

Monday, Dec 9, 2019
to Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

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

Monday, Dec 9, 2019
to Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

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

Monday, Jan 27, 2020
to Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
You are often called on to make instantaneous decisions on the admissibility of evidence from the bench. Do you have a ...

Monday, Feb 17, 2020
to Friday, Apr 3, 2020

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

Monday, Feb 17, 2020
to Friday, Apr 3, 2020

Online: Faculty-Led
This course is designed to provide you with a practical framework for ruling on evidence. You will be introduced to the...

Monday, Mar 16, 2020
to Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

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

Monday, Mar 23, 2020
to Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Reno, NV
Your court needs a strong leader. Learn how to tackle human resources issues, budget complications, and other management challenge...

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

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

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

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 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...

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 two-week course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators with a solid foundation in the too...

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...

Monday, Sep 7, 2020
to Sunday, Sep 13, 2020

Nowadays, lifelong learning is essential to maintain skill and knowledge in one’s chosen profession. During this program, judges will enga...

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

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

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 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 14, 2020
to Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Every day, when you take the bench, you have the opportunity to ensure that litigants leave your courtroom with greate...

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...

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

PENDING

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, Nov 2, 2020
to Friday, Nov 6, 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 ...