This training was first offered March 18, 2014. It has since been reaccredited by the CLE Board. The content remains the same. Viewers who previously watched the video and claimed CLE and Judicial Education credit are not eligible for additional credit.

(Recorded Webinar March 18, 2014)

Course Description: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw. Communication is effective when all parties involved take away the same interpretation of the message being conveyed; effective written communication poses an additional challenge because the writer must obey by the appropriate “rules” of writing if his or her audience is going to successfully interpret the intended meaning of the message.              

Join Ms. Jamie Gradick as she provides a review of the most commonly made writing mistakes and works with participants to address writing concerns and questions. This training will focus on issues such as punctuation and grammar, sentence construction, and proper style and diction use in professional writing. Additionally, participants will be given the opportunity to complete brief writing samples, which will be used in the development of a Moodle–based training module designed to address each participant’s individual writing skills and concerns.

Faculty: Ms. Jamie Gradick, Supreme Court of Nevada, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Programs & Services

This course is designed for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers and court staff. Note: Meets NDJ Core Competency "Judicial Skills" (JS).

Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CLE/CJE (Certificate of Attendance required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit). NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through March 10, 2024 and will then be stale dated.