District Court Judges Valerie Adair, Doug Herndon, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Togliatti, Michael Villani and Nevada Appeals Court Judge Abbi Silver recently attended a four-day, intensive course on handling capital cases sponsored by the National Judicial College in Nashville, TN.
During the graduation ceremony for the course, Judge Villani was awarded The Certificate in Judicial Development General Jurisdiction Trial Skills with a plaque and certificate from the college. Judge Villani has 442.51 hours of continuing judicial education credit which qualified him for the Advanced Judicial Education Certificate.
Continuing education requirements for Nevada judges are mandated by statute and Supreme Court order. Judges are required to keep their knowledge of the law current through comprehensive continuing education and training to promote the competency and professionalism of the Nevada judiciary. A complete overview of judicial educational requirements can be found on the Nevada Supreme Court website http://nvcourts.gov/AOC/Programs_and_Services/Judicial_Education/Overview.