NTJC Staff 2016-11-28T15:37:06+00:00

NTJC Staff

Christine Folsom

Christine Folsom


Christine Folsom is director of The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College. Prior to serving as director, Ms. Folsom was the program attorney for NTJC for over four years. She has worked in private practice and as legal counsel for the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. She served as a founding partner of Legal Advocates for Indian Country, LLP. Ms. Folsom earned her Bachelor’s degree cum laude in English from Northeastern State University and her Juris Doctor and LL.M. degrees from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law. Ms. Folsom graduated from the University of Tulsa with an American Indian Law Certificate and a Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Certificate. Her LL.M. is in American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Law. She is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation and a descendent of the Chickasaw Nation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Ms. Folsom became qualified to administer the Myers Brigg Type Indicator instrument in 2007. She teaches on the topics of teambuilding, court security, succession planning, and peacemaking. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the Federal Bar Association. Ms. Folsom was the 2009 recipient of the Karen Morris Award for excellence in service to the faculty at The National Judicial College. Ms. Folsom joined the faculty of The National Judicial College in 2006.

Charisse Abbie

Tribal Course Administrator

Ms. Abbie joined The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College in June of 2016. She is Hualapai from Peach Springs, Arizona and Paiute from Reno, Nevada. Charisse is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in December of 2014.