The Jury Trial scheduled for March 5th has been cancelled. Therefore, you are not required to report for Jury Duty this month.
You are still required to call the court at 641-484-9300 during the 3rd week of EACH MONTH for the next 3 months as part of your term.
Thank you for your understanding.
Court closure due to weather? Please see "Recent Administrative Orders" (look below) as issued by Chief Justice Zunker.
Other Administrative Orders can also be found in this website. Go to the Menu, select "Forms and Information", then select "Administrative Orders".
Welcome to our new Chief Justice, Tricia A. Zunker, and our new Associate Judge, Christopher Nydle. As the newest judicial appointees, they join us in our ongoing commitment to provide a tribal forum for fair and just resolutions of disputes.
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.
If you need to file or drop off a document you may file it at the Court's front desk, or place it in the Black Drop Box located by the front door of the Justice Center, or email your pleadings to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Court Users are expected to appear in person for scheduled hearings in their case. If a party requests to appear remotely for a hearing they must complete a written form and send to the other parties in their case (or their attorneys) to allow them an opportunity to agree or object to the request. FORM TO USE: Go to top of this page to "Forms and Information", select "For the Public", and click to download and print "Motion for Remote Appearance".
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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Court closed due to weather? Did you have a hearing during that time? Your case is important! Cases affected WILL be rescheduled as soon as possible. A notice will be sent out to all the parties letting them know the new hearing date and time. PLEASE CALL THE COURT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL, AND MAILING ADDRESS.
Need Legal Assistance but not sure if you can afford it?
Call IOWA LEGAL AID at 1-800-532-1275 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. weekdays and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays except Thursday.
Iowans 60 and over may apply for help by calling the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161 any weekday between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00.
Sadly we say farewell to outgoing Chief Judge Jessica R. Bear, and thank her for her service to our Court and community. An Appreciation event was held in her honor by Executive Management at the Tribal Center on Dec. 1st where she was presented this Proclamation by Tribal Council members Max Bear, Vance Brown and Zach Old Bear.
Ketebi, thanks to everyone who came and shared their thoughts and g
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