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Closures and Relocations

Public service announcement

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

The weekly schedule for pro se classes at the Chinle Judicial District Court is available here. For more information and to confirm class is being held, call (928) 674-2070. (Updated as of August 17, 2018). Weekly schedule from December through March is available here.

Kayenta Judicial District's monthly schedule for January 2019 through May 2019 is available here.

Aneth Judicial District has a pro se class scheduled for January 18, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Aneth Judicial District courtroom.

Resource Meetings

January 24, 2019: Crownpoint Judicial District

January 24, 2019: Save Our Students: Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court resource meeting, Chinle Judicial District, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

January 29, 2019: Aneth Judicial District, Whitehorse High School hogan, Montezuma Creek, Utah, at 10 a.m.

March 12, 2019: Chinle Judicial District, 9 a.m.

March 29, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

June 20, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

September 19, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

December 19, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

News and other announcements    

Grants administrator awarded Community Leader of Distinction

Raquel Chee, the Judicial Branch's grants administrator, was presented a Community Leader of Distinction award on December 4, 2018, during the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's 2018 Tribal Youth Conference for her work in securing grant funding for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch. Read the press release.

Screening and recommendation of probationary judges delegated to Judicial Conduct Commission

The Judicial Conduct Commission has been delegated the authority to screen judge and justice applicants and recommend probationary appointment of judges and justices of the Navajo Nation. The Law and Order Committee of the Navajo Nation Council approved legislation sponsored by Delegate Otto Tso to amend the Commission's plan of operation and to delegate the Committee's authority. See press release.

Navajo Nation Probation & Parole Services Awarded 2018 Second Chance Act Grant

Navajo Nation Probation and Parole Services was awarded a $200,000 federal grant to improve employment outcomes for people returning to their communities from prison or jail. The award is a part of the 2018 Second Chance Act grant program funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. Read more.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

October 24, 2018  Vincent Yazzie v. Jonathan Nez, No. SC-CV-47-18. Opinion.

October 10, 2018  Vincent Yazzie v. Joe Shirley, Jr., No. SC-CV-41-18. 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' - (November 2018).  In this issue: Quarterly message and quarterly reports from FY 2018 4th Quarter

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (October 2018).  In this issue: Meet new staff members, photos from Navajo fairs, upcoming dates to remember.


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