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This page was last updated on 07/19/18
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Closures and Relocations

Peacemaking administration closed, AOC and Supreme Court offering limited services July 23-24

The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Supreme Court will be providing limited services on Monday, July 23, 2018, and Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The Peacemaking Program administration will be closed Monday, July 23, 2018, and Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The administrative services officers from the AOC and Supreme Court will be in the offices to accept telephone calls and take messages. The limited services and office closures are due to staff attending mandatory training.

Window Rock District Court temporarily re-locating services

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.

July 13, 2018: The Window Rock Judicial District Court is now temporarily located in the Administrative Office of the Court conference room and will be providing limited services at this location, including acceptance of filings, until further notice. The AOC is located east of the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Arizona.

July 12, 2018: The phone line for the Window Rock District Court is (928) 871-6626. All hearings scheduled for this week will be rescheduled to a later date. The Court will notify parties through their mailing addresses of new hearing dates.

July 11, 2018: The Window Rock Judicial District Court is closed July 11, 2018, due to issues with its facility. Court hearings will be continued and reset to another date. The Court will re-open July 12, 2018, at 8 a.m. at the former Supreme Court office at the Butler building next to Navajo Nation Vital Records Office until further notice. The Judicial District Court will be providing limited service to the public such as accepting filings, answering questions and issuing temporary protection orders at the temporary site. For now, phone calls are being taken at the Window Rock Peacemaking Program office at (928) 871-7008.

Click here for the list of 2018 Judicial Branch Holidays.

General Announcements    

Pro Se Classes

The weekly schedule for pro se classes at the Chinle Judicial District Court is available here. For more information, call (928) 674-2070.

Kayenta Judicial District will hold a pro se class on August 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. Please call (928) 697-5549 for more information.

Aneth Judicial District will be holding its pro se clinic on August 10, 2018, at 2 p.m. See flyer for more information.

Online payments now accepted for three more judicial district courts

July 19, 2018: People needing to pay for civil traffic fines from the Crownpoint, Dilkon and Tuba City Judicial Districts may now pay online through the link on this page after creating an account. Scroll down to "Links" and click on the "Pay Online" icon. Credit card payment is currently only being accepted online at this time.

Chief Justice delivers report to Navajo Nation Council

Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne delivered her quarterly report to the Navajo Nation Council during its summer session on Monday, July 16, 2018. In the report, she noted that one of the mandates of the Judicial Branch is to educate the people. Read the press release.

Quarterly report for Judicial Branch released

The Third Quarterly Report for Fiscal Year 2018 of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is now available through this link.

Click here for press release archive.

Supreme Court Opinions       

December 26, 2017  Terlyn Sherlock v. Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-64-17. 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 - (June 2018).  In this issue: Photos from Justice Day events, Education on Naaltsoos Sani highlighted at Justice Days, Justice Days a tradition for Navajo courts, more.

Din Justice - (July 2018).  In this issue: Quarterly highlights from judicial districts, Probation & Parole Services, Peacemaking Program, Judicial Conduct Commission. Navajo word of the day.

Navajo Reporter

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


Pay online option currently for Kayenta, Shiprock, Chinle, Aneth, Crownpoint, Dilkon and Tuba City Judicial District Courts only

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