- National Tribal Judicial Center
The National Tribal Judicial Center
The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College is one of the first institutions to address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal law judiciaries. The curricula presented are innovative, sophisticated and designed to enhance the professional skills of tribal judges and personnel. The NTJC’s main objective is to improve justice through national programs of education and training directed toward judicial proficiency, competency, skills and understanding. The NTJC began in 2002 and is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. NTJC courses are offered on a rotational basis. While many courses pertain only to tribal court judges and personnel, the NTJC encourages participants to consider other courses offered by The National Judicial College that will enhance professional skills. The NTJC is guided by a ten member council of tribal court judges, professors and tribal law experts.
Scholarships are also available for tribal court judges and personnel. Participants looking for a scholarship will have to apply to the NJC Scholarship Office. Please contact Rebecca Bluemer at (800) 255-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Court Administrator & Court Clerk Resources
The National Tribal Judicial Center recognizes the need to promote efficient and effective tribal judiciaries across the nation. The NTJC has created an online resource tailored to meet the needs of tribal court administrators and court clerks. This online resource offers court administrative resources for both developing and existing tribal courts, continuing education opportunities for tribal court administrators and court clerks, and provides helpful tools to promote procedural fairness within the judicial branch of tribal government. Click here to view the resources webpage.
The National Tribal Judicial Center needs your support!
Donors may provide direct support to the Center that will enhance courses and programs, assist with operations and provide scholarships to participants. To make a donation online, click here and type NTJC in the comments field under the payment information section. A legacy or planned giving gift to the NTJC will provide a lasting impact and gives donors the opportunity to leave a legacy. For more information about planned giving opportunities, click here. For more information on how your gift can make a difference, please contact NJC’s Development Director, Gretchen Sawyer at email@example.com or NTJC Director Christine Folsom Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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