This facilitated discussion will focus on your thoughts as to the current Rule regarding sanctions; including whether it should be Expanded, Eliminated, or Maintained.


(Course revision effective date: February 12, 2021)

Course Description: This course isn’t exactly what the title sounds like. It is intended to challenge even the most experienced mediators and shake them out of their rut and nudge them off of the plateau they may have landed on. We begin by listing all of the typical causes of impasse in mediation, and then operate on the assumption that the mediator should accept responsibility for the majority of these roadblocks and can avoid an impasse by taking action in their convening process or in the early stages of the mediation to assure that impasse never occurs. This workshop is a highly interactive, high energy training that is seriously practical, as the goal is for each attendee to leave with a list of 50 new tools that they are going to implement immediately in their next mediations. The more experienced the audience is, the more we work in small groups, building off of each others’ experience. It inspires and creates “aha” moments as mediators are exposed to new paradigms and ideas that will make them more effective in their work, and have them facing impasse much less frequently.

Welcome by Chief Justice Mark Gibbons (ret.). Introductions by Harriet E. Cummings, Esq. (ret.) Acknowledgments and Question and Answer Session by Justice Ron Parraguirre, Settlement Program Liaison

This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing.

Faculty: Lee Jay Berman, The Mediation Offices of Lee Jay Berman

Continuing Education Credit: 5.0 mediation and CLE credit (includes 2.0 Ethics) for Nevada Settlement Program judges. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2024 and then will be stale dated. SPECIAL NOTE: Individuals who attended the in-person workshop are not eligible to claim mediation/CLE credit.

(Recorded: June 9, 2020)

Course Description:  Please join the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program for an interactive session via Zoom.  Ms. Margaret Crowley and Ms. Anne-Marie Mayeaux will walk you through the mechanics of meeting controls, setting up a meeting, breakout rooms and more. Time permitting, each participant will take a turn as host of the meeting in order to fully experience how maximize the Zoom features.

Faculty: Margaret Crowley, Esq., Crowley Mediation, L.L.C. and Anne-Marie Mayeaux, Supreme Court of Nevada / AOC / Judicial Education

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 mediation and CLE. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023 and then will be stale dated.

(Recorded: September 10, 2020)

Course Description: Mediating custody and other relationship-based settlement conferences is an emotionally triggered process and managing these types of settlement conferences needs a firm touch. What techniques can be used to manage these types of settlement conferences effectively?  Join Melissa Mangiaracina as she interviews Carolyn Worrell who shares her vast knowledge and experiences she has garnered over the past 30 years that has led her to have many successful outcomes in custody and other relationship-based mediations.  This training is designed for the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judges.

This is part one of a two part training. On Friday, November 20, 2020, part two will be livestream via ZOOM and you will have an opportunity to ask your own questions of Ms. Worrell. Viewing of this webcast is required in order to participate in part two.

This training is designed for Nevada Settlement Judges.

Faculty: Carolyn Worrell, Esq and Melissa Mangiaracina, Esq.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing

Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 mediation and CLE, includes .5 Ethics Credit. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023 and then will be stale dated.

Note: Part 1 course completion is required in order to view Part 2.

(Recorded: November 20, 2020)

Course Description: This facilitated round table focuses on tips and techniques for dealing with cases in which personal relationships drive            the conflict and the parties will have an on-going relationship after the litigation has concluded.  The discussion will ask such questions as: In custody cases, does our role change and if so, how?    

Faculty: Carolyn Worrell, Esq 

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 mediation and CLE, includes .5 Ethics Credit. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023 and then will be stale dated.

Note: This is Part 2 of a two part series. Part 1 course completion is required in order to view Part 2.

(Recorded: August 21, 2020)

Course Description: Everybody is conducting remote meetings, but what effect has that had on your practices? Have settlement rates changed? Are you encountering any hurdles that reoccur during remote hearings? Join Eleissa Lavelle, Esq., and other settlement judges, for a facilitated discussion of challenges and techniques related to remote settlement hearings. Come prepared to share your experiences and statistics thus far.

Faculty: Eleissa Lavelle, Esq.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 mediation and CLE. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023 and then will be stale dated.

Before you Begin: This course should take approximately 1.0 hours to complete. You can complete the course in one session or return to it as often as needed.

The course is organized into three sections:

1.  Video presentation - must be viewed completely to receive education credit. 
2.  Materials & Resources - Presentation outline and/or PowerPoint and additional reference documents; must be read to receive education credit.
3.  Forms -Certificate of Completion-formal certificate for continuing education credit and Evaluation.


(Course effective date: February 1, 2020)

Course Description: During this course, faculty will provide information about important safety considerations that all Settlement Judges should be aware of at all stages of the mediation process. Faculty will examine violence not only in the context of mediation, but of society at large. The course will then examine numerous aspects of safety that you should consider prior to mediating, including consideration of participants’ cultural backgrounds, the parties’ relationships, and the individuals involved. Faculty will then discuss practical considerations to take into account the day of the mediation, such as where to hold a mediation and where participants should sit. They will also cover aspects of safety to consider after the mediation concludes. Law enforcement will weigh in with their perspective on maintaining a safe mediation environment, followed by a video on how to react in a worst-case scenario. Each segment will be followed by review questions that qualify this course for continuing education credit.

Welcome by Justice Ron Parraguirre, Nevada Supreme Court, Settlement Program Liaison

This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing.

Faculty:
Harriet E. Cummings, Esq., Settlement Program Legal Advisor, Supreme Court of Nevada 
Shaunna Troop, Settlement Program Administrative Coordinator, Ret., Supreme Court of Nevada
Sally Williams, Settlement Program Administrative Coordinator, Supreme Court of Nevada
Chief Marshal Daryl Keithley, Supreme Court of Nevada
Lieutenant Marshal Chuck Allen, Supreme Court of Nevada

Continuing Education Credit: 2.0 mediation and CLE credit for Nevada Settlement Program judges. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023 and then will be stale dated.

(Course effective date: January 1, 2019; Rev. 1/11/19)

Course Description: The Nevada Supreme Court's Settlement Program was launched in 1997 and since its inception has enjoyed a better-than-expected settlement rate. This success is attributed in large part to the dedication and perseverance of our Settlement Judges.

During this course, faculty will provide an overview of the Settlement Program, its purpose, history and statistics. They will also explain basic processes such as the criteria for cases assigned to the program and how the assignment is communicated to the settlement judge and the parties. Additionally, they will walk through, step-by-step, the procedural requirements a settlement judge follows before, during, and after a mediation using examples from actual cases. And finally, faculty will outline the program timelines and review the many benefits of the settlement program to all involved.

Welcome by Justice Ron Parraguirre, Nevada Supreme Court, Settlement Program Liaison

This course is designed for all settlement program judges, both newly appointed and existing.

Faculty:
Harriet E. Cummings, Esq., Settlement Program Legal Advisor, Supreme Court of Nevada 
Shaunna Troop, Settlement Program Administrative Coordinator, Supreme Court of Nevada

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 mediation and CLE credit for Nevada Settlement Program judges. NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2021 and then will be stale dated. (Certificate of Completion required to receive education credit.)

(Recorded February 9, 2018)

Course Description: The statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) was launched in July 2016. The purpose of the Program is to improve system processing of dependency cases; thereby decreasing time to permanency and termination of parental rights (TPR). In so doing, it helps stabilize children’s lives by getting them into safe, secure, and permanent homes in a timely manner consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This course provides an overview of the Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, its purposes and processes and basic tips and strategies to ensure successful participation in juvenile dependency mediations.

This course is designed for dependency court judiciary and stakeholders.

Faculty: Margaret Crowley, Esq., Crowley Mediation and Director, Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program

Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 mediation and CLE credit for Nevada Settlement Program judges. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2021 and then will be stale dated.

The Settlement Program would like to thank the Court Improvement Program for sharing this valuable mediation training.