This course provides tribal court judges and court administrators with a more in-depth examination of the business of managing a court. You will be able to: discuss external and internal jurisdictional cooperation; recognize the fundamental goals of access to justice and the establishment of stare decisis in the tribal court; design internal controls and develop policy for enhanced court operation; assess ethical issues; and evaluate the
impact of tradition and custom on court operations.
Why should I take this course?
This course will provide you, as a tribal court judge or court administrator, with more advanced practices and procedures that you need to know as you prepare to reorganize an existing tribal court system.
What will I learn?
After this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the fundamental goals and responsibilities of tribal courts;
- Articulate reasonable performance standards for the operation of your tribal court within key operational areas;
- Develop useful practices and procedures for your court; and
- Create a more efficient and organized tribal court that provides justice to individual litigants.
Who should attend?
Judges and Court Administrators may attend, preferably as a team.
Who are the members of the faculty?
Members of the faculty include Judges and Court Administrators from around Indian Country as well as instructors who specialize in technology, case management and legal writing.
How is this course taught?
The course uses a “show, tell, do” format for skills development. Active class participation is encouraged.
Does this course qualify for credits in the Judicial Studies degree program?
This course does not qualify for the MJS or Ph.D. degree programs. However, it does qualify as an elective for the Certificate in Judicial Development, Tribal Judicial Skills program.
What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?
Court Management is the foundation of an efficient and effective tribal justice system that will truly and fairly serve your tribal community.
Whom should I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course qualifies for the NJC Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Appellate Judicial Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills, and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.