WI Tribal Judges Association
WI Tribal Judges Association

Current Events

37th Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference
March 31 to April 1, 2023
Location: University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI
Register now! The annual student-run Indian law conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Indigenous Law Student Association. Participation in-person and virtual. Free. ... Read More

SAVE THE DATE: Federal Bar Indian Law Conference
April 17-18, 2023
Location: Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
SAVE THE DATE. The Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference will be April 17-18, 2023, at the Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM.... Read More

American Indian Justice Conference
May 3 & 4, 2023
Location: Reno, NV
Discuss strategies and practices to enhance tribal justice systems, including essential information on court development, alcohol and substance misuse, probation, reentry and policing; violent crime; traumed-informed approaches. ... Read More

Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association


Welcome to the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association (WTJA). The WTJA was created in 1991 to serve the needs of tribal courts in each of the 11 federally recognized tribal nations in Wisconsin and encourage cooperation between tribal and state courts.

The WTJA is a non-profit membership organization consisting of judges and former judges from all 11 tribal nations in Wisconsin and governed by Articles of Incorporation and by-laws. The WTJA meets quarterly. Every two years, the WTJA elects a President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Member at-large. Under its bylaws, each tribal court has one vote and each court pays annual dues. 
I am honored to serve as the WTJA President. Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to the days when we are meeting in-person. Miigwech, Mi’iw.
Hon. Gwendolyn Topping, Associate Judge and WTJA President, 2021-2023
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Court


WI Tribal Judges Association
WI Tribal Judges Association
WI Tribal Judges Association