Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges

April 8, 2013 to April 12, 2013
Reno, Nevada
University of Nevada Campus

This Institute is designed specifically for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench, or who are returning to this bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course. The curriculum for this intensive 4 ½ day Institute, previously known as Core College, is designed to encourage core competencies for juvenile and family court judges, and includes (but is not limited to) coverage of judicial leadership and the role of the judge, ethics, decision-making, evidence, child and adolescent development, schools and the court, trauma-informed justice, abuse and neglect, delinquency, interpersonal violence, custody, divorce, self-represented litigants, and dealing with the media.

Accordingly, this training prepares judicial scholars for participation in other NCJFCJ institutes providing in-depth treatment of topics in the areas of family law, delinquency, dependency, and domestic violence. The Institute will be held at the NCJFCJ headquarters on the University of Nevada campus. Institute faculty includes sitting and/or retired judicial officers, as well as content area experts from both academic and applied settings. Please note that with advance notice, NCJFCJ staff can facilitate a “testing-for-credit option” for judicial officers enrolled in the Judicial Studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

CLICK HERE to register online. 

The Institute will begin with registration on Monday, April 8th at 7:30 a.m. and conclude on Friday, April 12th at 11:30 a.m. The program will be held at the University of Nevada Continuing Education Building located at 1041 North Virginia Street, 1st floor. 

For more information, please contact the registrar at (775) 784-6971.


This Institute is designed for judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench, or who are returning to this bench after other assignments.


Registration Fee: $1195; Activity Fee: $210. 

The required activity fee covers the welcome reception, one lunch, continental breakfast, and coffee breaks each day.  

CLICK HERE to register online, or click here to download a registration form to submit by fax.

Cancellation Policy: The NCJFCJ will not deny admission to any program because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or religion. The NCJFCJ reserves the right to limit, cancel and/or refund registration on a case-by-case basis should circumstances require. Cancellations for conference registration must be made prior to March 8, 2013 for a full refund. Cancellations received after March 8 and before April 8 will incur a $100 administrative fee. No cancellations for refund will be accepted after the start of the conference.


The Institute will be held at the NCJFCJ headquarters. Hotel arrangements have been made at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Single/Double occupancy rooms are available at a rate of $59 Sunday - Thursday and $94 Friday and Saturday. Rates are subject to taxes and fees. Please call (800) 687-8733 and reference CORE12 to book. Early hotel reservations are strongly recommended as a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the reduced rate. Must book before March 6, 2013 to receive reduced rate.


Special airfare, rental car, and airport shuttle discounts are available for this program.  To take advantage of these offers, please contact Welcome Aboard Travel at (800) 782-3099 or,  your own travel agent, or the following companies:

  • American Airlines, call (800) 433-1790 or visit and refer to Promotion Code 2643BS.  Certain restrictions apply.
  • Avis Rent-A-Car, call (800) 331-1600 and refer to Avis Worldwide Discount  (AWD) Number J099997, or click here to book online.

Airport transfer - The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located approximately four miles from the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Silver Legacy provides a free shuttle to and from the airport. The shuttle departs from the airport on the quarters of the hour from 5:15 am to 11:45 pm. Upon your arrival to the RNO airport, proceed to the baggage claim area and follow the signage directing you to the general airport shuttle area to board the Silver Legacy shuttle. To view additional parking and shuttle services information, please click here.

Training transportation - The NCJFCJ headquarters is located approximately 0.6 miles (an estimated 13 minute walk) from the Silver Legacy. The RTC Sierra Spirit is a free shuttle that runs from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily every 15 minutes and loops around the Reno downtown area and University of Nevada, Reno campus. Participants should catch the shuttle at Stop Number 13 heading north outside of the Silver Legacy and depart the shuttle at Stop Number 10 outside of the Continuing Education Building on the UNR campus.

For additional information, please click here. To view and print the RTC Sierra Spirit schedule and route information, please click here.


Sponsor Sales Kit: CLICK HERE

Expected Attendance: Approximately 50 judges new to the juvenile and family court bench are expected at this conference.  

Available Opportunities:

$1,000 - Host Welcome Reception
$1,000 - Host luncheon
$1,000 - Underwrite Program Guide/ad on inside front cover
$500 - Full page ad in Program Guide
$250 - Half page ad in Program Guide
$250 - Sponsor coffee break 

To be included in the Program Guide, the Sponsor Application and any advertising artwork must be received by March 7, 2013.


Consent to Use of Photographs and Images: Registration and attendance at the NCJFCJ's meetings and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow the NCJFCJ to use and distribute photographs, video tapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.