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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

NEW YORK STATE JUDICIAL INSTITUTE

Fall 2005 Calendar Highlights

SEPTEMBER 21 - 23
Integrated Domestic Violence Court Training
This program for judges, court staff and agency personnel assigned to newly established Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Parts will include a review of applicable criminal, family and matrimonial law and strategies for addressing issues arising in the development of IDV Parts.

OCTOBER 6
Lunch and Learn:
Ethics Update in Judicial Campaigns
This one-hour program, sponsored by the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center, will focus on the latest ethics issues arising in judicial campaigns.

NOVEMBER 1 - 2
New York State Treatment Court Training:
New Team Members
The Office of Court Drug Treatment Programs and the Center for Court Innovation will conduct a two-day workshop for drug court professionals who have recently joined a New York drug court team. The training will cover key drug court operational components, including Psychopharmacology of Addiction, Drug Testing Protocols, Treatment Modalities, Cultural Competence, Confidentiality Laws, and Sanctions and Incentives. The training will feature five nationally recognized drug treatment court experts.

NOVEMBER 16 - 17
Economics of Tort Law
This is a two-day program providing an economic analysis of law presented by the George Mason School of Law, Center for Law and Economics. Topics to be discussed by leading scholars include: Analyzing Human Choice; Rivalrous and Risky Decisions; The Economic Structure of Tort Law; Negligence, Strict Liability and Causation; Products Liability; Issues in Mass Tort; and Fairness vs. Efficiency.

NOVEMBER 18
Prostitution, Trafficking and Domestic Violence:
Understanding and Innovation
This morning-long program will present information on the connections between domestic violence, prostitution and trafficking, federal trafficking law and programs for prostituted women. The program is being offered to any interested New York State judge, particularly judges who sit in criminal parts or family court.

DECEMBER 1
Lunch and Learn: Discovery
This one-hour program will focus on the use and function of subpoenas for non-party discovery and to compel the production of testimony or documents from the perspective of the permissible limits of the trial judge’s authority. The effect of HIPPA and recent amendments to the CPLR affecting the use of subpoenas for the discovery of medical records will be examined.

DECEMBER 5 - 9
New Judges’ Training
This five-day orientation will be divided into two parts. Part one will consist of lectures on civil, criminal and family law. Part two will include interactive mock trials and simulated courtroom scenarios designed and led by experienced New York State judges.

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