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This page was last updated on 09/19/18
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Closures and Relocations

Window Rock Court, Supreme Court and AOC closure

The Window Rock Judicial District Court, Supreme Court and Administrative Office of the Courts are closed as of 1:30 p.m. on September 14, 2018. Window Rock Judicial District Court cases scheduled for the afternoon of September 14, 2018 will be continued.

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.

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.

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, call (928) 674-2070. Updated as of August 17, 2018.

Dzil Yijiin Judicial District has a pro se class on September 25, 2018. Please call (928) 725-3781 for more information.

Kayenta Judicial District is holding free pro se classes on Wednesday, September 5, 2019 at 10 a.m.; Friday, October 19, 2018, at 10 a.m.; Friday, November 2, 2018, at 10 a.m.; and Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. Download flyer.

The Aneth District Court will hold a Pro Se Clinic every other month to educate its customers on how to file a Pro Se action. Next one is October 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Aneth Judicial District Court. See flyer.

Resource Meetings

September 21, 2018: To'hajiilee resource meeting. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the To'hajiilee Court.

September 27, 2018: Crownpoint Judicial District at 9:00 a.m. Please call (505) 786-2072 for more information.

October 11, 2018: Dzil Yijiin Judicial District. Please call (928) 725-3781 for more information.

October 16, 2018: Chinle Judicial District at 9:00 a.m. Please call (928) 674-2070 for more information.

News and other announcements    

Supreme Court orders Navajo Nation Labor Commission to hear and adjudicate cases

In an opinion issued June 29, 2018, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus that recognized previously seated members of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission (Labor Commission) must serve until a successor is appointed and ordered the previously appointed and newly appointed members to "hear and adjudicate cases without further delay." See press release.

Felix confirmed to Commission on Navajo Government Development

July 20, 2018: Rachel R. Felix was confirmed for a two-year appointment to the Commission on Navajo Government Development as the Judicial Branch representative on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The legislation to confirm Felix was approved by the Council with a unanimous vote of 16-0. Felix was appointed by the Honorable Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne. See press release.

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.

Click here for press release archive.

Supreme Court Opinions       

December 26, 2017  Terlyn Sherlock v. Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-64-17. Opinion.

June 29, 2018  Austin Bahe v. Navajo Nation Labor Commission and Concerning Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority, No. SC-CV-15-18. 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.  

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.

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (September 2018).  In this issue: Outreach program focuses on veterans, student workers at Window Rock, Chinle Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court, Navajo word of the day, branch employees enhance customer service skills.

Links

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

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