We are honored to host a special screening for the award-winning documentary “Tribal Justice.” We will be joined by special guest Hon. Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe, who is featured in the film. The film follows two tribal courts judges, Judge White of the Quechan Tribe in the southwestern desert and the Hon. Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribe of northern California, as they strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe, is a fierce, lean elder who has dedicated her life to humane justice. Hon. Judge Claudette White represents a new generation of Native American lawyers who are revisioning justice. “Tribal Justice” was created by the Makepeace Productions and featured on the PBS show POV, television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 7th at our Downtown Location, and begins with an appetizer and beverage reception at 5:30 p.m. The screening of the 90 minute film starts at 6:00 p.m., and will be followed by a short question and answer session with Judge White. This exciting event has limited seating, so register today to secure your place.

This program is part of our focus on Tribal Law. Each year we give special focus to an area of law intrinsic to the fabric of San Diego county’s culture, history, and modern day life. We have identified four main topics: Military Law, Tribal Law, Water Law, and Border Law. These topics are rotated annually for special prominence in our educational and professional programming. For more information, contact us at  ideas@sandiegolawlibrary.org.