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This page was last updated on 01/26/2023
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January 20, 2023: The Aneth Judicial District facility is closed Friday, January 20, 2023, at 2 p.m. and Monday, January 23, 2023. The building will reopen on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 8 a.m. 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.

January 20, 2023: The Office of Probation Services and Peacemaking Program office building in Shiprock, N.M., is closed from Friday, January 20, 2023, through Monday, January 23, 2023, at 1 p.m. Staff will be teleworking and services will continue to be provided during the building closure. Alternate telephone numbers during the building closure for Probation Services are (505) 686-6330 or (505) 609-8278. The Shiprock Peacemaking Program office may be contacted by telephone at (928) 797-1317 or by email to Read public service announcement.

January 11, 2023: The Navajo Nation Supreme Court building is closed due to no heat in the building. Staff from the Supreme Court, Office of Pro Bono Services, and the Office of the Chief Justice will be teleworking until further notice. Telephone messages may be left for the Supreme Court and the Office of Pro Bono Services at (928) 871-6763 and for the Office of Chief Justice at (928) 871-7669. See public service announcement.

January 4, 2023: The phone lines for the Aneth Judicial District Court are currently inoperable. To contact the Court, please call (435) 651-3554 until further notice.

July 21, 2022: Our website is experiencing technical issues. Please use the following link to access our website:

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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RE-BID #22-03-2744-KS

January 26, 2023: The Navajo Nation Judicial Districts, (hereinafter referred to as the Nation), seek proposals to provide service of process by qualified Private Process Servers

FY 2023 1st Quarterly Report released

January 22, 2023: The Fiscal Year 2023 First Quarterly Report of the Judicial Branch is available on the Branch Reports page.

Statement on passing of James Henderson, Jr.

December 31, 2022: Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne released the following statement on the passing of James Henderson, Jr., who served in the Arizona State Senate from 1985 to 1999. "On behalf of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation, I extend our condolences to our colleague Elaine Henderson, her family and the family and friends of Senator James Henderson, Jr. Senator Henderson was a na ta'ni who was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will forever be grateful for his knowledge, dedication to public service, and leadership qualities he shared with the Navajo people, and the people of the state of Arizona. May his legacy of service to the people live on in our hearts and actions."

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Supreme Court Opinions       

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

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


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