The Indian Legal Clinic is proud to host the 2020 Tribal Court Trial Skills College on June 1-5, 2020 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, downtown Phoenix campus. 

Skills College Overview

The Tribal Court Trial Skills College is an intensive workshop providing practical, hands-on training for tribal court advocates, attorneys and judges who wish to develop their trial skills and improve their confidence in court. During the course of the College, students participate in interactive 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 litigators and judges from throughout Arizona.

Space is limited and admission is competitive. Preference given to Native American/Alaska Native advocates, attorneys, and judges who currently practice in tribal court.

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


Learn more about the Indian Legal Clinic or Indian Legal Program


To apply for the Skills College

More information coming soon.

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