2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the criminal law statutes
which included the requirement that “each judge of the court receives training
concerning ... [defendants’] behavioral health needs and intellectual or
developmental disabilities.” (NRS 176.135(5))
Forensic Psychiatrist Melissa Piasecki to learn about the mental and developmental
disabilities that are often the genesis of the criminal behavior we see in the
defendants before us.
Faculty: Melissa Piasecki, M.D., Executive Associate
Dean and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine
Should Attend: This course is
designed for all Nevada judges; however, court personnel are also invited to attend.
Continuing Education Credit: 1.0
Judges: go here
Court Staff: go here