Join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for two core programs scheduled in 2011 in Reno

1 – EVIDENCE IN JUVENILE & FAMILY COURTS — September 19-23, 2011 in Reno, NV
How do the rules of evidence apply in dispositional hearings? Which rules apply to expert witness testimony that may not be scientific? How can the judge know if child hearsay should be admitted into evidence? How can the judge distinguish between character evidence as substantive proof and proof of character of a witness? How do you evaluate various concerns for privileges and confidentiality? Get the answers to these questions (and many more) at this intensive and informative training. You will learn the latest developments in law and psychology and be equipped with the legal knowledge and skills to make informed evidentiary rulings in juvenile and family court.

Evidence is designed for judges with juvenile and/or family court jurisdiction, commissioners, masters, hearing officers, referees, and other judicial officers of the court.

2 – CORE COLLEGE: Role of the Juvenile Court Judge — September 19-23, 2011 in Reno, NV
Core College offers an excellent opportunity to network and learn with judges from around the country. Upon completion of this program, a judge will be better prepared to make informed decisions in the best interest of the child, family, and community. The program will focus on the unique leadership role of the judge and how that role can be used to enhance the effectiveness of the court. The curriculum is comprised of legal, medical, social, and psychological topics. This educational experience is one that you will find both enjoyable and rewarding.

This course is designed for judges, commissioners, masters, hearing officers, referees, and other judicial officers with delinquency court jurisdiction. Other juvenile court practitioners may attend with special permission.

For more information and to register visit www.ncjfcj.org.

Contact Wendy L. Schiller at 775-784-1748 or at wschiller@ncjfcj.org with any additional questions.