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

LaVerne H. Garnenez, Law Clerk

VACANT, Court Clerk

Kendra Dale, Administrative Service Officer

LaVonne Wauneka, Judicial Staff Assistant


Last updated March 30, 2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. 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.

December 7, 2020: The Navajo Nation Supreme Court is operating from an alternate facility from December 8 through December 10, 2020. The Court will continue to perform essential services. The Supreme Court will not be taking telephone calls during this short period. The Supreme Court can be contacted by email at nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov. Telephone messages left at the Supreme Court phone number at (928) 871-6763 will not be checked until December 11, 2020.

December 4, 2020: The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation is closed Friday, December 4, 2020, and Monday, December 7, 2020.

June 9, 2020: The Supreme Court may temporarily be reached by telephone at (505) 567-4448 until further notice.

April 9, 2020: To improve our services, the Supreme Court is asking that calls for assistance be directed to: 505-567-4448.  Calls to 928-871-6763 are still being accepted, however, there will be some delay in returning calls to that number.  Your patience is appreciated as we continue to work through filing concerns.  Filings to the Supreme Court are best received by fax to: 928-871-7016.  Thanks for your support in our efforts to keep everyone safe.

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 email address for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court is:  nnsupremecourt@navajo-nsn.gov

The fax number for the Supreme Court is 928-871-7016.

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.

Money orders payable to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court must be sent to Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, PO Box 1779, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.  No UPS or FedEx mailings will be accepted to minimize personal contact.

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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