October 26-29, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

We regret to announce this session has been cancelled. The course will be offered again October 31-November 3, 2016.
Gain more confidence in handling all aspects of trials. You’ll participate in workshops on professionalism, ethics, the role of the judge, and techniques for maintaining control of the trial process. You will preside over parts of a simulated trial which will help you preside over fair and impartial trials; creating an appropriate trial environment; and articulating and enforcing ground rules for trial conduct by attorneys and advocates.


Why should I take this course?

This course will give you the confidence you need to effectively and competently handle the cases that come before your court. You will learn different techniques to address all manner of issues that may arise during trial.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Maintain control of your courtroom.
  • Preside over fair and impartial proceedings.
  • Implement and enforce court rules for appropriate conduct by advocates.
  • Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • Make solid evidentiary rulings.
  • Identify judgment and sentencing models.

Who should attend?

All tribal judges who wish to increase their skill level on the bench should attend.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Faculty members will be drawn from a pool of respected judges and instructors from Indian Country.

How is this course taught?

The faculty uses experiential learning techniques that include lectures, group discussions, and role-playing exercises to increase your skills on the bench.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

A confident and competent judiciary is a cornerstone of a strong tribal nation. Improving your skills as a tribal judge will help to preserve the integrity of your court while improving procedural fairness in your court system.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Tribal Judicial Skills discipline.