The Indian Legal Clinic is proud to host the 2018 Tribal Court Trial Skills College on June 11 – 14, 2018, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, downtown Phoenix campus. 


The Tribal Court Trial Skills College is an intensive, four-day workshop providing practical, hands-on training for tribal court advocates, attorneys and judges who wish to develop and refine the skills necessary to try civil and criminal cases.  During the course of the College, students participate in lectures and simulations in the following areas:  opening statements, direct and cross examinations, jury selection and instructions, and closing arguments.  Students will receive individual feedback and evaluations on their skills from exceptionally qualified and experienced tribal court lawyers and judges from throughout Arizona. 

Breakfast and snacks will be provided each day.  Lunch will be on your own.

For more information, contact Helen Burtis, Faculty Associate, at 480-727-0420, or

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To apply for the 2018 Tribal Court Trial Skills College, click on the button below.  Space is limited and admission is competitive.  Preference is given to advocates, attorneys and judges who currently practice in tribal court.  

Applications are due by May 13, 2018.

Application results and offers to participate will be sent via email by May 21. 

**Please note that if you selected to participate, you must provide notification of your acceptance and to submit payment before the start of the Skills College; due dates for both will be provided in the email with the offer to participate.** 

The fee to participate is $350. Scholarships may be available upon detailed request. See application for requirements.

Tribal Court Trial Skills College is made possible by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.