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This page was last updated on 01/09/18
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General Announcements    

Public service announcements

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The branch will resume regular operating hours Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

As of January 9, 2018, the Information Technology, Fiscal Services and Human Resources offices of the Administrative Office of the Courts are located at the new modular AOC building east of the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park.

Aneth Judicial District will have a Pro Se Clinic on January 19, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Aneth District Court and will have Pro Se Probate and Quite Title of grazing permits presentation at the Teec Nos Pos grazing committee meeting on January 29, 2018, at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Oral arguments for Nacogdoches Oil & Gas, Inc., v. Shiprock District Court and Concerning Benally's Pumping Services, LLC, will be held January 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Dine' College North Campus, 1228 Yucca St., Shiprock, Navajo Nation (New Mexico).

Supreme Court reverses OHA decision in Sherlock v. NEA

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals that allowed an individual elected to the Chilchinbeto Community School Board to remain in her elected position after the Navajo Election Administration sought to remove her due to two state misdemeanor convictions. The Court stated in its opinion that the voting public "must be able to rely on the statutory protections of our laws, as well as the truth of candidates' statements as to their qualifications." See press release.

Public service announcement

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed December 22, December 25, December 29, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

The Window Rock Judicial District Court will be closed 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 28, 2017.

Seven complete inaugural Navajo transcription program

Seven Judicial Branch employees completed the inaugural Navajo Court Transcription certificate program at Navajo Technical University and received certificates on December 8, 2017. See press release.

Click here for the list of 2017 Judicial Branch Holidays

Click here for press release archive  

See calendar of select Judicial Branch activities.

Supreme Court Opinions       

July 14, 2017  Earl Apachito v. Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-32-17. Opinion.

July 31, 2017  Northern Edge Casino and the Navajo Nation v. Window Rock District Court and Concerning Irene Johnson, No. SC-CV-67-16. Opinion.

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

Din Justice Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Din Justice - (March 2017).  In this issue: Best practices from Navajo Nation Public Safety Summit, Meet Chinle's new staff attorney, Celebrating the creation of the Navajo courts

Din Justice - (June 2017).  In this issue: Aneth Court hosting Tribal & Community Reentry Court program, Justice Day photos, Upcoming events.

Din Justice - (November 2017).  In this issue: Judge assignments, quarterly reports from judicial districts and programs.


Navajo Nation Caselaw

Navajo Nation Supreme Court opinions (2013 - present) are available online without subscription. Click here

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


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