April 20-23, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

Also offered April 18-21, 2016

The efficient administration of modern tribal justice systems requires a team of competent court personnel with knowledge and skills to conduct a complex array of operational activities. This course will enhance your ability to evaluate the performance of your court in key performance areas and develop practical approaches for making improvements.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify the jurisdictional quandaries of Indian Country.
  • Explain the variety of administrative functions for which judges are responsible.
  • Determine how court administration impacts the court clerk’s office.
  • Identify standards for proper handling of all court records.
  • Explain what a budget is and identify different budget objectives.
  • Recognize techniques for managing trials.
  • Identify caseflow management concepts.
  • Recognize the benefits of enhanced procedural fairness.
  • Develop a strategic plan to improve customer service and public access in your court.
  • Identify common behaviors and attitudes that may lead to ethics complaints against court personnel.

Who should attend?

Judges and Court Administrators or Court Clerks who are responsible for court operations and management should attend. Judges and administrators are encouraged to attend as a team.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Members of the faculty include Judges and Court Administrators from around Indian Country. Additional faculty includes instructors who are fluent in technology, case management, action planning and writing.

How is this course taught?

The course uses a “show, tell, do” format for skills development. Active class participation is encouraged.

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

An effective court system incorporates able budgeting practices, prompt and accurate case administration as well as competently trained personnel which in turn provides your community with a respected and trustworthy tribal justice 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 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and the course exam. This course also qualifies for 2 “S/U” or graded credits in the Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and the course exam. In addition, this course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Tribal Judicial Skills discipline.