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This page was last updated on 11/18/2022
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November 18, 2022: The Aneth Judicial District facility is closed Friday, November 18, 2022. Court services will continue to be available during this time through email and/or telephone. The Court may be reached by telephone at (928) 797-1402 or by email at Read public service announcement.

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April 3, 2020: Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court is closed until further notice. Essential services for Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court will be available at Crownpoint District Court. Please call (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions. Also as a reminder, the entrance doors at Crownpoint District Court are closed to the public but essential services are available. Please call the Crownpoint Court at (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions.

April 2, 2020: Most Navajo Nation District Courts are accepting credit card payments for civil traffic fines through telephone. These payments can also be made by money order and mailed to the District Court. Payments for other fines and fees must be made by money order and may be mailed to the respective court. Window Rock Court, Shiprock Court, To'hajiilee Court and Alamo are only accepting money orders at this time until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the court.

March 30, 2020: The Navajo Nation uses a sender verification system designed to eliminate spam, bulk and malicious emails. If you email the courts from a non-Navajo Nation email address, please make sure to verify your email address by following the instructions sent back to you by email. This will allow for your email to go through to the intended recipient. Also, if sending documents by fax or email, we encourage you to contact the court or program by telephone to ensure that your email or fax is received.

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Holiday closure

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed November 23-25, 2022.

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Seeking nominee to Government Development Commission

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest by December 9, 2022. For more information, please read the announcement.

Request for Proposals

The Navajo Nation Judicial Districts seek proposals to provide service of process by qualified Private Process Servers. The proposal letters are due each Friday to the Court Administrator at the district where they propose to provide services. The proposals can be sent electronically through email by December 30, 2022. SeeRequest for Proposals

Tallman confirmed probationary judge

Cecelia Tallman took the oath of office to become a probationary district court judge on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne administered the oath of office after the Navajo Nation Council voted 22-0 to confirm Tallman's appointment during the Council fall session. Read press release.

FY 2022 4th Quarterly Report released

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2022 Fourth Quarterly Report is available on the Branch Reports webpage or through the this link.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

July 9, 2021:  Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development v. Dineh Benally. Opinion. SC-CV-18-20

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

The Navajo Reporter, Volumes 1-9 are available for purchase. NOTE: Volume 4 is out of stock and not available at this time. Click here for more information.

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An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (March 2022).  In this issue: Probation staff graduates from Academy, Peacemaking presents on traditional marriage.


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