THE SUPREME COURT OF THE NAVAJO NATION

P. O. Box 1779, Window Rock, Navajo Nation, AZ  86515

(928) 871-6763          Fax: (928) 871-7016

Hon. JoAnn Jayne, Chief Justice

Hon. Eleanor Shirley, Associate Justice

Hon. Tina Tsinigine, Associate Justice

VACANT, Law Clerk

Corina Y. Smith, Court Clerk

Kendra Dale, Administrative Service Officer

LaVonne Wauneka, Judicial Staff Assistant


Last updated November 5, 2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

GENERAL

Messages may be left at the Supreme Court's telephone number at (928) 871-6763. Those phone calls will be responded to the following day between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The preferred method of filing is by email to nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Email filings will be by date and time received. Filings may also be sent by USPS Mail at P.O. Box 1779, Window Rock, AZ 86515. The envelope must have a postmarked date from the Post Office. Litigants are strongly encouraged to mail by certified return receipt when mailed. The Supreme Court will accept filings by fax at (928) 871-7016. Faxed filings will be by date and time received. Litigants are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of the transmittal sheet when faxing. When sending documents by fax or mail, please email the Supreme Court at nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov to confirm that documents have been received.

To pay fees, mail a money order payable to the "Navajo Nation" to: Supreme Court, P. O. Box 1779, Window Rock, AZ 86515. Include contact information. All fees mailed will be processed as received on the postmarked date.

For questions concerning the District Courts, please call those courts directly.

March 25, 2020: In response to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation suspended pleading and filing requirements to allow parties to temporarily file court documents by Email and Fax during this public health state of emergency, beginning 8:00 a.m., March 25, 2020, until further notice.

The requirement for filing Notices of Appeals and Petitions for Extraordinary Writs is two-part.  (1) Parties may file Notices of Appeal and Petitions for Extraordinary Writs by Email, to nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov,  and (2) Parties filing MUST mail (by US postal mail only, certified return receipt recommended) the $60 filing fee by Money Order (no checks please) on that same day the appeal or petition is filed by email or fax.  The date of filing by email or fax and the date postmarked on the envelope (bearing the Money Order) must bear the same date for this Court to consider the appeal.

For the filing of other pleadings in existing cases, i.e., motions and briefs, you may also submit by Email or Fax, or continue to submit by U.S. mail.  In-person filings will NOT be available during the period specified above. 

Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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