Agenda for Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time Description Location
7:00 am - 4:00 pm REGISTRATION

Registration Counter
8:30 - 10:00 am NJLJ EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

Sedona Ballroom A & B
10:15 am - 12:00 pm NJLJ BOARD MEETING

Sedona Ballroom A & B
12:00 - 1:30 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 - 2:30 pm VIRTUAL COURTS - IMPROVED ACCESS TO JUSTICE? (1.0 hour CJE/CLE)
Judge E. Alan Tiras, Incline Village Justice Court

With the internet and communication technology having become so commonplace, must litigants be physically present in the Courtroom for justice to be done? Many parties are compelled to take valuable time away from work at significant cost to travel to/from and appear at Court. Can matters be resolved using a form’s practice, ODR or video? Can we use technology or new procedures to improve our “customer's” access to justice? Our resident technonerd-wannabe, E. Alan Tiras will talk about programs that he has implemented and plans to implement in his Court
Scottsdale Ballroom A
2:45 - 3:45 pm UNDERUTILIZED JUDICIAL TOOLS: SELECTION AND EMPLOYMENT OF PRECISION INSTRUMENTS OF JUSTICE (1.0 hour CJE/CLE)
Judge Tom Armstrong, Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts

A craftsman uses the right tool for the right job. Judge Armstrong will lead a discussion of tools available to, and not always employed by judges. Deferred sentences with the possibility of dismissal, pre-trial diversion, and jurisdictional transfer are just some of the resources available to judges as alternatives and motivators. This session aims to facilitate interaction about how and when to best use these powerful tools.
Scottsdale Ballroom A
4:00 - 5:00 pm EVIDENCE: SCIENCE AND EXPERT WITNESSES (1.0 hour Ethics CJE/CLE)
Judge Tierra D. Jones, Eighth Judicial District Court

Our world is full of technological applications and the underlying science. Judge Tierra Jones, of the Eighth Judicial District, will lead this session, discussing the impact of scientific information on courtroom proceedings, and how it can effectively inform judicial decision-making. Among the items that Judge Jones will be presenting, is the admission of scientific evidence, risk assessment, and how artificial intelligence will be more visible in matters decided in limited jurisdiction courts. The Judge will also cover some common concerns related to expert witnesses.
Scottsdale Ballroom A
5:30 - 7:30 pm NJLJ WELCOME RECEPTION

Foyer Adyacent to meeting rooms