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This page was last updated on 11/14/19
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Closures and Relocations

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

Tuba City Judicial District is holding pro se classes on September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 6, November 18, December 3, and December 17, 2019. Participants are asked to be at the court by 8 a.m. and to bring a money order of $5.25. Please verify the class is being held by calling (928) 283-3140. More information.

Kayenta Judicial District has free pro se classes for those that need assistance representing themselves on civil legal issues in Navajo Courts. Upcoming classes are July 2; August 1; September 3; Ocober 1; November 1; December 3, 2019. Each starts at 2 p.m. at the Kayenta Judicial District Court Room. For more information, please call (928) 697-5541. See flyer.

Resource Meetings

November 13, 2019: Aneth Judicial District resource meeting at Whitehorse High School, Montezuma Creek, Utah, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

November 14: 2019: Save Our Students resource meeting, Chinle Judicial District Court. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 10, 2019: Chinle Judicial District

December 19, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

News and other announcements    

Supreme Court hearing scheduled for Nov. 15, 2019

A hearing in In the Admission of Kimberly Dutcher, SC-NB-14-19, is set at 9 am, November 14, 2019, at the Navajo Nation Supreme Court room. For more information, please see the November 4, 2019 Supreme Court opinion in SC-SP-02-19.

FY19 4th Quarterly Report now available

The Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2019 Fourth Quarterly Report is now available on our website.

Chief Juatice provides report at Navajo Nation Council fall session

JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, presented the Judicial Branch report for the Fiscal Year 2019 Fourth Quarter to the Navajo Nation Council on October 21, 2019. Chief Justice Jayne said that her priority with the anticipated decreasing revenue for the Navajo Nation is to protect the People's money and to avoid layoffs of Judicial Branch employees. Read press release.

Public hearing for Judge Tsinigine

The Law and Order Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council is holding a public hearing on the evaluation of performance for probationary Judge Tina Tsinigine on December 3, 2019, at 8 a.m., at the Kayenta Township conference room, Kayenta, Navajo Nation (Arizona). See flyer.

Navajo Nation Fiscal Year 2020 Comprehensive Budget approved

On September 13, 2019, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, 24th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, and Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park in the capital of the Navajo Nation, for a signing ceremony to officially adopt the Navajo Nation's Fiscal Year 2020 Comprehensive Budget. See press release.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

September 18, 2019  In the Matter of the Petiiton of Mary W. Shirley, No. SC-SP-01-19. Opinion.

November 4, 2019  In the Matter of Petition of Kimberly A. Dutcher, No. SC-SP-02-19. 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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