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Closures and Relocations

Public service announcement

Ramah Judicial District Court will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2019, for staff to attend CPR/First Aid training. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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

Kayenta Judicial District Court hosts a free class for those that need assistance in representing themselves on civil legal issues in Navajo courts. The next classes are Thursday, April 11, 2019; and Thursday, May 2, 2019. The classes start at 10 a.m. For more information, please call (928) 697-5541.

Shiprock Judicial District will be holding pro se classes on March 29, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the topic of divorce. For more information, please call (505) 368-1270.

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

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

March 21, 2019: Save Our Schools: Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, Chinle Judicial District Court. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

March 29, 2019: Ramah Judicial District

March 29, 2019: Aneth resource meeting at Teec Nos Pos Community School, 10 a.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    

2019 Justice Days

The Navajo Nation Courts are celebrating their 60th anniversary at this year's annual Justice Day events. Each year, the courts observe the establishment of the Navajo Nation's own judicial system with activities at celebrations known as Justice Day. See press release. The schedule for Justice Days is as follows:

  • April 1, 2019 Supreme Court/Window Rock Judicial District, Window Rock, Arizona. Fun Run/Walk Flyer
  • April 4, 2019 Dzil Yijiin Judicial District, Pinon, Arizona
  • April 5, 2019 Chinle Judicial District, Chinle, Arizona; Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, Arizona; Tuba City Judicial District, Tuba City, Arizona; Ramah Judicial District, Ramah, New Mexico; Shiprock Judicial District, Shiprock, New Mexico
  • April 12, 2019 , Alamo, New Mexico
  • April 15, 2019 Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, Utah
  • May 3, 2019 Crownpoint Judicial District, Crownpoint, New Mexico; To'hajiilee Court, To'hajiilee, New Mexico

  • Kayenta Judicial District's Justice Day is April 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See flyer.

    Aneth Judicial District's Justice Day is April 15, 2019. See flyer.

    FY18 Annual Report released

    The Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report has been released as of March 1, 2019, and is available under the Branch Reports tab at the top of this webpage.

    Chief Justice addresses Council at winter session

    JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, introduced herself to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during her quarterly report on January 28, 2019. Chief Justice Jayne said that the Judicial Branch is working toward the vision of resolving cases as soon as the courts can. Read press release.

    Click here for press release archive.

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

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (November 2018).  In this issue: Quarterly message and quarterly reports from FY 2018 4th Quarter


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