Window Rock District Court providing services at new site
The Window Rock Judicial District Court is open and providing limited services at its new location in the modular building north of the Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise store and south of the Ace Hardware store in Window Rock, Ariz. The Window Rock Office of Probation and Parole Services will also be stationed at the new location. See press release.
Update: As of May 26, 2017, the main phone line (928) 871-6626 is back up and the Window Rock District Court is taking calls onsite.
Uniform fines and fees for traffic civil violations implemented
The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch has implemented uniform civil motor vehicle infraction fines and fees for civil traffic violations across all judicial districts.
The new schedule will assure fair remedies so individuals pay the same fines or fees for the same civil traffic infractions at all district court locations. See press release.
Public service announcements
The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is closed Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day and on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in observance of Navajo Nation Memorial Day.
Window Rock Judicial District Court is closed May 22, 2017, due to a reported gas leak. Please check this website for further updates.
Kayenta Judicial District will be hosting a Mobile Court on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pro se clinic schedule at the Naatsis'aan Chapter House, Navajo Mountain, Utah. There will also be a free pro se legal clinic offered. For more information, see the flyer or call (928) 697-5541.
Tuba City Judicial District includes guardianship of a minor on May 18, 2017; various topics on June 2, 2017; name change, correction of record and declaration of a name on June 23, 2017; and probate on July 14, 2017. All pro se clinics begin at 8:30 a.m. Individuals need to arrive by 8 a.m. and bring a money order for $5.25 to attend the clinic. For more information, see flyer.
Hearings of the Ramah Judicial District Court on May 10, 2017, have been moved to the Ramah detention center due to lack of electricity at the court. Phone lines and internet are also down.
Supreme Court sets hearing for oral arguments
The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation has set The Northern Navajo Edge Casino v. Window Rock District Court, No. SC-CV-67-16, for oral argument. The matter will be heard at 1:45 p.m., June 9, 2017, at Twin Arrows Casino in Twin Arrows, Arizona
Public service announcements
Agendas for Alamo Court on May 8, 2017, and To'hajiilee Court on May 9, 2017, are now available. Please note that To'hajiilee Court will be closed on May 8, 2017.
The agenda for Ramah Judicial District on May 5, 2017, is available here.
The flyer for Shiprock's Public Safety Day to be held May 5, 2017, has been released. Also, see agenda.
The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed on Monday, April 24, 2017, to observe Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day.
Shiprock Judicial District Court will be open on April 27, 2017. The training that had previously been scheduled for that day has been postponed. A new date for court closure will be announced when the information becomes available.
Quarterly report released
The Fiscal Year Second Quarterly Report of the Judicial Branch has been released. Click on the "Branch Reports" link on this page to access.
Request for proposals
The Judicial Branch has released a Request for Proposals for an electrical service project for the Administrative Office of the Courts and Supreme Court modular buildings. See the RFP for more information.
Kayenta Judicial District will be first to accept credit card payments
The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is pleased to announce that Kayenta Judicial District will begin rollout of the ePayment initiative on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
What this means for the public is that they will now have the ability to pay for traffic fines within the Kayenta Judicial District by credit card on a secure website. They will also be able to view their cases after creating an account on JusticeWeb. The public will eventually be able to make payments by credit card at the court counter. See press release.