Welcome to the Distance Education Program (DEP) online training portal. This portal enables Nevada State Trial Court judges, quasi-judicial officers and court personnel and, in some cases, certain court stakeholders, to quickly and easily participate in online self-paced training.

These trainings exist on an internal server and are for Registered Users only. External and non-DEP users will not be able to access these trainings. If you are a returning user, click here. If you are a new user, click here.

These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of the Nevada Appellate Courts, the Administrative Office of the Courts, or Judicial Education nor provide any warranties as to the currency and accuracy of the information in these works. Users are reminded to check the subsequent changes to rules of court and statutes cited in the works before relying on them.

These resources are provided for the personal non-commercial use of judicial officers and court employees and may not be used for any other purpose without the written permission of Judicial Education.

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    New Webcast! Ethics: Judicial Campaigns

    by Evie Lancaster -

    Campaigning for elected office is difficult. Campaigning for judicial office is even more so as it is compounded with the rules on judicial ethics.  Join Wayne Thorley, Nevada’s Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, as he leads you safely through the quagmire of requirements for judicial campaigns.

    Faculty: Wayne Thorley, Deputy Secretary of State, Elections, Nevada Secretary of State's Office

    Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judges.

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 Ethics CLE/CJE 

    Judges: go here (Note: you must login to access this course.)


    New Webcast! Sentencing: Mental Health Issues

    by Evie Lancaster -

    In 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))

     Join 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

    Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judges; however, court personnel are also invited to attend.

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 SAMH CLE/CJE

    Judges: go here

    Court Staff: go here

    New Webcast! Nevada Supreme Court Criminal Case Review

    by Evie Lancaster -

    The criminal case is a never-ending roller coaster. Join us as we ride along with Judge Kevin Higgins as he reviews the latest ups-and-downs of criminal case law from the Nevada’s appellate courts.

    Faculty: Chief Judge Kevin G. Higgins, Sparks Justice Court

    Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judges; however, court personnel are also invited to attend.

    Continuing Education: 1.0 CLE/CJE

    Judges: go here

    Court Staff: go here

    New Webcast! Nevada Supreme Court Civil Case Review

    by Evie Lancaster -

    Nevada’s civil cases provide a rodeo of material for the sitting judge to tame.  Ride along as Robert Eisenberg of Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, corrals for us a review of the wild broncos of civil cases from the Nevada’s appellate courts. 

    Faculty:  Robert Eisenberg, Esq., Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg 

    Who Should Attend: This course is designed primarily for all Nevada judges, however; court personnel are invited to attend as well. 

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CLE/CJE

    Judges go here

    Court Staff go here

    New Webcast! Ethics: Judges As Bosses

    by Evie Lancaster -

    Among the many roles the judge must perform is that of “boss”. But in today’s world of #MeToo and COVID-19, what rules are still applicable and what do we need to do to keep our staff and ourselves legally safe? Join Professor Anne McGinley as she discusses these important issues.

    Faculty:  Professor Ann McGinley, Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judges.

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 Ethics CLE/CJE 

    Judges: go here

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