BIA Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Program

Date: Jun 17, 2013 - Jun 20, 2013

Where: Grand Forks, ND

About the Event:

Canad Inns Destination Center
1000 S. 42nd Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota 

A block of rooms have been set aside under BIA-OJS-Tribal Justice Support
at a room rate of $77 plus tax.  Please call (701) 772-8404 for reservations.  The block will be released on May 17, 2013.


Contact Information: Questions regarding this training program can be made to:

Wanda Brunson - Office of Tribal Justice Support at (202)513-7649 or

Through lecture and practical exercises, the course 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:  Child Sexual Assault. 

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.

TUITION IS FREE, Travel-Lodging-Per Diem is the responsibility of each participant’s agency.

All applicants must submit an application via fax (505-563-3090).  Applicants will receive a selection letter from the BIA to confirm the applicant has been registered to attend this training program.  Scanned applications may be sent via e-mail to: