(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.

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.)