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WASHINGTON The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services will hold its fifth training session to improve the trial advocacy skills of tribal court prosecutors, defenders and judges on November 13-15 in Seattle. This training will focus on cases dealing with sexual assault on children and adults.
Office of Justice Services
Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training
The Program is the result of a collaborative effort by the Office of Justice Services and DOJ's Access to Justice Initiative to offer trial advocacy training with courses designed specifically for tribal courts and free training to the judges, public defenders and prosecutors who work in them. Training is provided in three areas - domestic abuse, illegal narcotics and sexual assault on children and adults. Instructional materials are prepared by experts knowledgeable about tribal court issues.
The session, the fifth of six scheduled for Indian country, is being conducted under the Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Program, a joint effort by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice. The Program furthers the mandate of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 to strengthen tribal sovereignty over criminal justice matters on federal Indian lands by sharpening the skills of those who practice within the tribal court system.
The Program is unique because it also includes training specifically for public defenders.
Office of Justice Services Trial Advocacy Training Session on cases dealing with sexual assault on children and adults
Tuesday, November 13:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 15:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
7620 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188
The final session in this series will be held January 15-17, 2013, in Albuquerque.
posted November 9, 2012 7:57 am edt
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