Southwest Center for Law and Policy provides free legal training on domestic and sexual violence, stalking, abuse of persons with disabilities, federal firearms violations, and elder abuse through the National Tribal Trial College (NTTC). Free, interactive, skills based legal training at the NTTC is held at locations across the country for criminal and civil justice professionals, courts, law enforcement, healthcare providers, advocates and allied professionals. All courses are taught by Indian Country experts on the effective litigation and investigation of violence committed against American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. Participants learn important legal skills in small, discipline specific groups to advance safety and justice for American Indian/Alaska Native victims. Free Continuing Legal Education, Law Enforcement Training Units, CEUs, and CMEs are available. Priority for enrollment in the free, 2 day, interactive courses is given to Office on Violence Against Women grantees.
Upcoming Free Legal Training Institutes (NTTC)
- Qualifying and Testifying Effectively as an Expert Witness on Domestic Violence in Tribal, State, and Federal Courts (scheduled for July, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM)
- Effective Litigation of Protection Orders for American Indian/Alaska Victims (scheduled for Anchorage, Alaska September of 2014 and focusing on the special needs of Alaska Native victims)
- Legal and Victim Advocacy for Special Needs American Indian/Alaska Native Victims of Sexual Violence: Seriously Mentally Ill and Cognitively Impaired Victims (With or Without a History of Substance and/or Alcohol Abuse) (scheduled for October 2014 in Tucson, AZ )
- Litigating and Asserting Victim Rights in Tribal, State, Federal, and CFR Courts: (scheduled for May 2015 in Seattle, Washington)
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