June 15-17, 2015 | Call (800) 255-8343 for eligibility

Are you equipped with the necessary skills to provide diligent and appropriate representation to clients? This course will help you to evaluate evidence in cases, develop legal and investigational strategies for strengthening case presentation, construct legal arguments for presentation in court, describe the trial process and its importance, interpret tribal laws and codes, and address ethical considerations.

(800) 255-8343
for eligibility

Why should I take this course?

This course will identify and evaluate evidence in criminal cases and discuss how to present a case effectively in tribal court.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate evidence in criminal cases – including as presented in the police report, as testimony, as physical or other evidence.
  • Research and analyze case law and statues to strengthen cases.
  • Develop legal and investigational strategies for strengthening case presentation.
  • Construct legal arguments for presentation in court.
  • Address ethical considerations.

Who should attend?

Prosecutors and other personnel who act in any prosecutorial type of role in tribal courts may attend.

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 all participants and discussion groups.

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

Appropriate evaluation and filing decisions in criminal cases requires prosecutors and other personnel vested in the outcome of these cases to master difficult legal, procedural, evidence-based and ethical 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.