(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.

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.