2019 NAICJA National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference

Prior Lake, Minnesota
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2019 NAICJA National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372
United States

Map and Directions
Click here to view the Shuttle Schedule for Airport to Mystic Lake to Airport.

Overflow lodging is still available.  We have secured a limited number of rooms at Holiday Inn Express and Suites located at 4550 12th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN (4 miles from Mystic Lake).  You can access your lodging by calling 952-445-2244.

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) hopes that you will join us for the 50th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference.  This year's theme is "Reflecting on our Past, Building for Our Future: NAICJA at 50".  The conference will provide quality 
culturally-appropriate continuing legal education to more than 300 tribal judges, peacemakers and court personnel.

Participants will learn about major recent court decisions and legislation as well as emerging practices that improve the quality of tribal justice administration while maintaining fidelity to tribal traditions, customs and values. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to network with and learn from their tribal court peers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal Court Judges, Peacemakers and Other Tribal Dispute Resolvers
  • Tribal Court System Personnel
  • Tribal Leaders
  • Tribal Organizational Staff
  • Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law Attorneys and Scholars
  • Federal and State Judiciaries and Court Personnel
  • Law Students
  • Anyone Interested in Tribal Justice Developments
Tuesday, October 15 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Pre conference sessions are included in your registration.  You must sign up when you register.)

Court Clerk I Training and Certification:
For beginner court clerks just starting out or more experienced court clerks looking to refresh their knowledge.

Center for Court Innovation Domestic Violence Workshop:
“Dynamics, Contexts and Practices: A Domestic Violence Workshop for Tribal Court Judges and Staff”In this full-day pre-conference institute, participants will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence; the historical, cultural and legal contexts of violence against Native women; and practice implications for tribal court response to domestic violence through a series of brief lectures and interactive exercises. The facilitators will also assist participants in developing individualized action plans for strengthening their tribal court’s response to domestic violence in accordance with their community and justice system’s unique strengths, needs and resources.


Registration fee covers all scheduled events and includes food and beverage for:
  • Reception on Tuesday Evening
  • Coffee and light breakfast (note this is not a full breakfast) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Cultural Dinner, Silent Auction and Awards on Thursday Evening

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payments accepted by credit card or check.  

    For Payments by Check:
    After registration please print a copy of your invoice and mail with payment to:

    National American Indian Court Judges Association

    1942 Broadway
    Suite 321
    Boulder, CO  80302
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