Taking the Bench: An Interactive, Online Course for New Judges

Online

Who should attend? Judges who have been recently elected or appointed. Who are the members of the faculty? Faculty are highly experienced judges and experts who bring a wealth of personal experience to their teaching. 2020 faculty includes Judge Augustus Chen, Judge Kristi Harrington (Ret.), Professor Benjamin Holden, Judge David Kimberley (Ret.), and Judge Thomas […]

Civil Mediation: An Online 40-Hour Workshop

Online

Why should I take this course?The techniques developed in this course will positively impact the judge’s communication and dispute resolution skills on and off the bench. This is a thorough and interactive, hands-on course that combines theory with practice. Participants act as mediators in simulated sessions and receive feedback on their performance. For those transitioning […]

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

Online

Why should I take this course? This advanced level, four-day course includes in-depth discussions on the nature of the judicial process, due process, judicial ethics, and understanding cultural diversity. Advanced techniques in decision making, judicial writing, judicial review, access to justice and telephonic hearings are also addressed. Who should attend? This session is designed for […]

Ethics and Judging: Reaching Higher Ground (JS 601): Web-Based

Online

Why should I take this course? This faculty-led online course will use guided analysis with experienced faculty to teach you to identify and distinguish between proper and improper court-related behavior, communication between lawyers and litigants, and interactions with pro se/unrepresented litigants. This course will also explore how inherent bias may impact court proceedings, and how to […]

Handling Small Claims Cases Effectively: Web-Based

Online

Why should I take this course?Many individuals form their perceptions of the justice system through interactions with courts that handle issues such as those found in small claims cases. After this faculty-led online course, you will be able to positively impact the public’s view of court processes. Why should I take this course?Many individuals form […]

Fundamentals of Evidence: Web-Based

Online

Why should I take this course?The NJC designed this course for judges who need an introduction or a refresher in the Federal Rules of Evidence and their practical application in court. During the course, the faculty will cover the Federal Rules of Evidence, focusing on those areas which most often impact trial judges, while also […]