Tribal Court Trial Skills College

The Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Thank you all for attending!

The next Tribal Court Trial Skills College will be in 2025.

Tribal Court Trial Skills College

May 16-19, 2023

Beus Center for Law and Society 

111. East Taylor Street, Phoenix, Arizona  

Skills College Overview 

The Tribal Court Trial Skills College is an intense, 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.

Space is limited to 16 students with preference given to advocates, attorneys, and judges who currently practice in tribal court.

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


Learn more about the Indian Legal Clinic or Indian Legal Program


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