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This page was last updated on 5/21/19
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Closures and Relocations

Public service announcement

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day, and on Friday, May 31, 2019, in observance of Navajo Nation Memorial Day.

Supreme Court no longer accepting passport applications

The Supreme Court is no longer accepting U.S. passport applications effective March 20, 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

Window Rock District Court temporarily re-locating services

July 27, 2018: The Window Rock Judicial District Court is providing services at its temporary location at the Administrative Office of the Courts conference room until further notice. Please call (928) 871-6626 for more information.

Window Rock Office of Probation and Parole Services is currently working out of the Peacemaking Program office in Window Rock until further notice due to the facility issues at the Window Rock Judicial District Court. The WR OPPS may be reached at (928) 871-6625.

Pro Se Classes and Resource Meetings

Pro Se Classes

Aneth Judicial District has a pro se clinic on June 27, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at hte Aneth Judicial Distric Court room.

Tuba City Judicial District is holding pro se classes on April 16, 2019; May 21, 2019; June 18, 2019; July 9, 2019; July 23, 2019; August 6, 2019; and August 20, 2019. Participants are asked to be at the court by 8 a.m. to bring a money order of $5.25. Please verify the class is being held by calling (928) 283-3140. More information.

The DNA People's Legal Services is hosting a Pro Se Clinic at the Dzil Yijiin District Court on March 28, April 30, and May 30, 2019. The workshop will cover name change, correction of record, divorce, paternity, guardianship for minor, validation of marriage, probate. See flyer. Info: 928-725-3781.

Resource Meetings

May 16, 2019: Save Our Schools, Chinle Judicial District Court, 1 p.m.

June 11, 2019: Chinle Judicial District

June 20, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

September 10, 2019: Chinle Judicial District

September 19, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

December 10, 2019: Chinle Judicial District

December 19, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

News and other announcements    

FY2019 2nd Quarterly Report released

The Judicial Branch Second Quarterly Report for Fiscal Year 2019 has been released and is available under the Branch Reports tab on this page.

Boy whose bike was stolen gifted new one

Judicial Hearing Officer Victor Clyde spoke on the theme of, "Community, Justice and Safety For All," at the Ramah Judicial District Justice Day on April 5, 2019, as a guest speaker. And following the event, he put his words into action by purchasing a brand new bike for a child whose bike was stolen the day before. The new bike was delivered to Tommy Manning IV on Friday evening in Window Rock. Read more.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

December 28, 2018  Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints v. Window Rock District Court and Concerning BN, Real Party in Interest, No. SC-CV-42-18. Opinion.

November 30, 2018  Darren Yazzie v. Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement, Chinle District, No. SC-CV-41-13. Opinion.

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

The Navajo Reporter, Volumes 1-9 are available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Din Justice Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (May 2019).  In this issue: Quarterly message and quarterly reports from FY 2019 2nd Quarter, Notable people

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (February 2019).  In this issue: Quarterly message and quarterly reports from FY 2019 1st Quarter


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