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March 25, 2020: Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation JoAnn B. Jayne issued an administrative order effective March 25, 2020 at 8 a.m. to provide guidance to the courts of the Navajo Nation and the public during the public health emergency due to the coronavirus. The admininstrative order:

  • encourages courts to continue proceedings and when not possible, hold teleconference or videoconference proceedings.
  • postpones criminal jury trials. Those currently scheduled may proceed at the discretion of the presiding judge.
  • lists cases that will be prioritized and heard.
  • temporarily suspends some court rules which may allow for filing by mail, fax or email.
  • Read press release and administrative order.

July 23, 2020: On July 22, 2020, Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne issued an administrative order adopting a plan for the courts and programs of the Judicial Branch to gradually return to full capacity in phases. The courts and programs will be continuing to provide essential services through electronic and teleconference means for the time being. Read press release and administrative order.

Webpage with General Information on Protection Orders, How to Obtain an Application for Protection Order, and How to Submit
Application for Protection from Domestic Abuse and Service of Process

June 23, 2021: The new mailing address for the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation is P.O. Box 1779, Window Rock, AZ 86515. The Supreme Court may also be contacted at its email address at nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov or by fax at (928) 871-7016. Telephone messages may be left with the Supreme Court at (928) 871-6763. Phone calls will be responded to the following day between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The doors to the Supreme Court remain closed to the public due to the public health emergency.

January 7, 2021: Effective January 7, 2021, the website address for the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is www.courts.navajo-nsn.gov. Please be aware there may be broken links as the website now has a different address. Broken links will be fixed as the Branch becomes aware of them. These links may be reported to karenfrancis@navajo-nsn.gov. The Judicial Branch thanks the public for their patience and understanding in this adjustment to a new web address. The Branch also thanks the Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology for their assistance.

November 16, 2020: The Courts and programs of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation continue to operate during the public health emergency. The Judicial Branch is aware that there is an executive order pertaining to closure of Navajo Nation government offices; however, the Courts must still provide services that are required by Navajo Nation law as the Courts are tasked with protecting the individual rights of each person as enumerated in the Navajo Bill of Rights and as recognized under Diné Bi Beenahaz'áanii. Read press release.

Peacemaking Program statement on COVID-19

April 30, 2020: The Peacemaking Program has released this statement. on the COVID-19.