A strong foundation is an essential part of a successfully operating tribal court. This course is designed to enhance the ability of court administrators to evaluate the performance of their court and develop a strategic plan to address the areas of improvement.

This course aims to strengthen the court by identifying authoritative guidelines and demonstrating examples on how to create a court rule, administrative order, internal policy, and/or a court clerk’s manual to improve their court. Court administrators will enhance their skills as a supervisor by observing a step-by-step case file audit walkthrough of a civil case. Tribal court administrators are responsible for ensuring a fair administration and access to justice for the community. This course aims to strengthen the court by identifying authoritative guidelines and demonstrating examples on how to create a court rule, an administrative order, an internal policy, and/or a court clerk’s manual to improve the way their court functions. Court administrators will enhance their skills as a supervisor by observing a step-by-step case file audit walkthrough of a civil case.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential functions and practical tools for court administration;
  2. Identify guidelines, policies, controls, and procedures that can exist in a tribal court; and
  3. Describe how auditing and evaluating a case can support caseflow and enhance the court’s ability to provide a fair and efficient adjudication and disposition of cases.
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