Writing for Tribal Judges



Conference Fee




Course Location

Reno, NV

Course Fees



Conference Fee


Reno, NV

June 12, 2023 to June 15, 2023

This course has been cancelled for the 2023 year.

Tribal judges must be able to write well-reasoned, well-articulated decisions. The course emphasis will be on both legal and traditional reasoning in tribal common law; explaining the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning; identifying the audience as well as the purposes and constraints of written judicial opinions; and improving the skills necessary to edit and revise opinions with greater confidence.


Course $1360

Conference Fee $329

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe in grammatical terms the kinds of sentences you tend to use;
  • Use the Editing Guide to edit your own writing;
  • Recognize what we do when we read and why the psychology of reading is important to writers;
  • Utilize simple tips to develop a routine in protecting the record;
  • Identify key components of a well-structured opinion;
  • Recognize and use style techniques that orient and inform the reader; and
  • Use statutory and case analysis to solve legal issues presented in cases before your court.
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