WI Tribal Judges Association
WI Tribal Judges Association

Current Events

Court Safety & Security Conference
March 26-28, 2024
Location: Hilton-Appleton Paper Valley, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
Learn effective strategies & best practices to enhance collaborative courthouse security philosophy. Registration fee $295.00. Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Fox Valley Technical College.... Read More

2024 Indian Law Conference Federal Bar
April 4-5, 2024
Location: Albuquerque, NM
"Advancing tribal sovereignty through everyday practice and representation" is the 2024 conference theme of the 49th annual Indian law conference.... Read More

38th Coming Together of Peoples Conference
April 12-13, 2024
Location: University of Wisconsin Law School
Our 38th Coming Together of Peoples Conference (CTOPC) is arriving quickly, and we are excited to see you at our conference! The Conference is Friday, April 12th, and Saturday, April 13th, at the UW Law School (975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706). ... 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.

Miigwech, Mi’iw.
Hon. Gwendolyn Topping, Associate Judge and WTJA President, 2023-2025
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Court


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