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Tribal-State Forums

Title: State Tribal Justice Forum
Parties: Wisconsin tribal courts, Wisconsin courts
Date enacted/published: ongoing


In July of 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored a national gathering to foster tribal-federal-state court relations. This conference titled, Walking on Common Ground: Pathways to Equal Justice served as the catalyst for Wisconsin to reconvene its State-Tribal Justice Forum. The re-established committee began meeting again in 2006. Forum membership consists of five circuit court judges, five tribal judges, one tribal attorney, one legislative liaison, one district court administrator, and the director of state courts. The web page provides links to rules and protocols related to tribal/state court recognition of judgments.

For additional information contact:
Shelly Cern, Senior Policy Analyst
Phone (608) 266-8861