July 18–21, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,025 | Conference Fee $255 What’s this?

As a tribal appellate judge, you will benefit from an examination of current federal case law and its impact on the jurisdiction of tribal courts as well as learn principles and techniques to improve your skills in the areas of group decision making, legal reasoning and analysis and opinion writing.

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Why should I take this course?

This course will help you develop and apply the skills necessary to be an effective appellate court judge. It will benefit those new to the bench and those who have experience on the bench by enhancing skills in the areas of group decision-making, logical reasoning, legal analysis and opinion writing.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Make decisions in a group setting.
  • Analyze appellate issues in a logical and thorough manner.
  • Write clear, concise, and well-reasoned court decisions.
  • Discuss appellate techniques used in other tribal courts.

Who should attend?

Any judge who handles cases on appeal, whether civil or criminal in nature, should attend this course.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Faculty members include judges who have served in an appellate capacity and instructors who are experts in the field of writing, logic and legal reasoning.

How is this course taught?

This course is taught in a lecture and group discussion format with in-depth analysis of writing styles and techniques.

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

This is an opportunity for new and more seasoned Tribal Appellate Judges to develop important decision-making, communication, writing and analytical skills.

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.

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