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Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Program

Through lecture and practical exercises, the Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Program will provide classroom instruction as well as breakout sessions instructing on Trial Preparation, Opening Statements, Direct Examination, Exhibits and Evidentiary Foundations, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Closing Arguments, Opposing Strategies, and Sentencing Considerations. This program’s training emphasis will be on: Illegal Narcotics.

There will be a ½ day Roundtable discussion on the newly re-authorization on Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA). The discussion will include staff members from both BIA and DOJ.

The Target Training Audience is: Tribal Court Judges, Tribal Court Prosecutors, and Tribal Court Public Defenders, and other tribal court personnel.

The training staff will include: Former Tribal Prosecutors, BIA Division of Courts, DOJ U.S. Attorney’s Offices, DOJ Access to Justice Initiative and the United States Office of Defender Services with Federal Public Defenders Office.

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