Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Each course description will be accompanied by one or more two-letter codes to represent the core competencies addressed by the session. The core competencies, as identified by the Judicial Education Requirements Study Committee, and implemented by the Nevada District Judges Association, are:

  • Judicial Office (JO)
  • Judicial Skills (JS)
  • Judicial Knowledge (JK)
  • Judicial Administration (JA)

Following the recommendations of the Judicial Education Requirements Study Committee, to provide a framework for curriculum-based educational planning, the AOC will identify the core competencies addressed by each course offered at a seminar. Eight of the annually required 12 continuing education credits are intended to be drawn from core competency-linked sessions, in accordance with the committee’s recommendations. The Judicial Education Unit of the AOC will be developing methods to track judges’ credits in core competency areas. Details will be developed with the NDJA Education Committee and promulgated when available.

Time Description Location
7:00 - 10:00 AM REGISTRATION

Tallman Pavillion, Tri-County Fairgrounds
8:30 - 10:00 AM JUDICIAL STRESS: “AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THIS WAY" ? ( 1.5 hours SAMH CLE (JS))
Ms. Jean G. McAllister, JGM Consulting, LLC
Ms. Beth Medina, The Innocent Justice Foundation

This interactive presentation will look at the concerns/questions that you have about what this job does to your mental health and wellness and answer them with science, nutrition,emotional, and wellness tools and techniques. It will help you build your own toolbox that will add to your resilience and well-being. Attendees will build an understanding of the SHIFT program, gather information to help understand and acknowledge signs and symptoms of stress, and see it all come together with an understanding of brain science, nutrition, emotion, and wellness behind your body's reactions to stress. This workshop will also serve to educate about the true nature and widespread problem of child sexual exploitation and child pornography and the far reaching effects on anyone who comes into contact with the involved parties, images and materials relating such crimes against children.
Tallman Pavillion, Tri-County Fairgrounds
10:15 - 11:15 AM CHILD SUPPORT 2020 (1.0 hour CLE (JS))
Judge Charles Hoskin, Eighth Judicial District Court
Kimberly Surratt, Esq., Surratt Law Practice, PC

Now that the new Child Support Regulations are here, are we applying them correctly? Judge Hoskin and Kim Surratt will review the regulations and explain how judges can comply with all the changes and differences. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the new Regulations and the findings necessary to comply with the changes.
Tallman Pavillion, Tri-County Fairgrounds
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM SPOUSAL SUPPORT / ALIMONY (1.0 hour CLE (JS))
Judge Art Ritchie, Eighth Judicial District Court

Spousal Support or Alimony is incidental to Nevada divorce cases where there is personal jurisdiction over the obligor spouse. While a significant percentage of divorce cases do not present alimony disputes, many establish spousal support obligations through marital contracts, stipulated judgments, and by court findings and orders. We will spend the hour reviewing the Nevada spousal support and alimony statutes, and a myriad of Nevada cases, learning just enough to assist us in managing these claims, and evaluating post-judgement requests to enforce , terminate, and modify spousal support orders.
Tallman Pavillion, Tri-County Fairgrounds
2:00 - 3:00 PM THE YEAR IN REVIEW - CASES FROM THE NEVADA SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS (1.0 hour CLE (JK))
Judge Bridget Robb, Second Judicial District Court

Judge Robb will review and provide commentary on family law opinions issued by the Nevada Appellate Courts in 2019.
Tallman Pavillion, Tri-County Fairgrounds
3:15 - 4:45 PM SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS (1.5 hours Ethics CLE (JS))
Judge Rebecca Burton, Eighth Judicial District Court
Judge Dixie Grossman, Second Judicial District Court
Judge Thomas Stockard, Tenth Judicial District Court

Judges Rebecca Burton and Thomas Stockard will address the topic of self-represented litigants in a panel moderated by Judge Dixie Grossman. The panel will discuss some of the challenges family judges face dealing with self-represented litigants, ways they have addressed these challenges, and a few of the ethical issues these cases present.
Tallman Pavilion, Tri-County Fairgrounds