August 10-13, 2015 | Call (800) 255-8343 for eligibility

Some of the most challenging cases facing tribal judges are family law and dependency cases. After attending this course, you will be able to design appropriate parenting plans; manage family law cases effectively with appropriate intervention; efficiently handle self-represented litigants; and recognize the dynamics involved in dealing with high-conflict people and manage those cases with confidence.

Call
(800) 255-8343
for eligibility

Why should I take this course?

This four-day course will provide you with strategies for handling some of the most challenging cases facing tribal judges and related court personnel: family law and dependency cases.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Design and implement appropriate parenting plans.
  • Manage family law cases effectively with appropriate intervention.
  • Efficiently handle pro se litigants.
  • Manage and recognize the dynamics involved in high-conflict families.

Who should attend?

Judges, court administrators, social workers and other personnel who deal with these types of cases may attend, preferably as a team. The judge must be a member of the team.

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?

This course will employ lecture, active participation from you and discussion groups.

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

Appropriate disposition of cases involving high-conflict family issues requires judges and other personnel vested in the outcome of these cases to master difficult legal, procedural and psychological issues. Your attendance will provide you with the tools to capably handle these types of cases.

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.