Iowa Legal Aid attorneys will be holding Legal Clinic on March 31 and April 28th at the Meskwaki Justice Center, located at 307 Meskwaki Rd, from 1:30 - 4:00pm. Call us at (641) 484-9300 to reserve your spot! To qualify for legal aid, you must meet the income guidelines. Walk-ins are welcome. A short wait may occur for those without a reservation, you are encouraged to be flexible with your time.
Civil Traffic citations issued by Meskwaki Nation Police Depart are typically not filed in the Clerk's office right away and, therefore, the information from the citation will not show up immediately on CitePay USA. It may take 10 to 14 days for a citation to be entered in the Court database by the clerks so check back frequently if you are trying to pay a citation on-line.
FILING A DOCUMENT?
If you need to file a document with the Court, you may place it in the Drop Box located by the front door of the Justice Center, file at the court Front Desk, or you may email your pleadings to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage everyone to share this with clients, staff, community members and friends.
Do you have legal questions and
want FREE advice from an attorney?
Iowa Legal Aid can help with many types of civil cases. Call Tribal Court now for an appointment with Iowa Legal Aid on March 31st or to see if you qualify for assistance! This event is conveniently located on the Meskwaki Settlement.
You can also contact
IOWA LEGAL AID
with your legal questions
and they will see if they can help.
Iowa Attorney General visits
Tribal Court on March 2, 2023
Left to Right:
Joy Mauskemo, Tribal Court Administrator
Brenna Bird, Iowa Atty General
Joshua Canterbury, Tribal Asst. AG
Jay Finch, Tribal Atty General
Jessica R. Bear, Chief Judge
Matt Larson, Iowa AG Communications
The Tribal Court of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa was established by Tribal Council Resolution No. 12-2004, enacted on June 9, 2004. This resolution created an integrated judicial department consisting of a court of appeals, a trial court, and such lower or intermediate courts as the Tribal Council deems necessary to resolve disputes. This section will help you learn more about the Meskwaki Tribal Court and its work.
It is the mission of the Meskwaki Tribal Court to administer Justice according to laws that govern the Meskwaki Nation by exercising all judicial and dispute resolution powers of the Tribe.
To discover and determine the truth; and to seek a resolution which restores balance to the community in accordance with the customs and traditions of the tribe, repairs relationships, results in fairness, and avoids principles of retribution and punishment.
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