MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA COURT
About the Court
Tribal sovereignty and self-determination are marked by a tribe’s ability to establish its own laws, to be governed by them and to enforce them in its own forum. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Tribal Court is essential to and serves as the guardian of the Tribe’s sovereignty, implementing the Tribe’s inherent sovereign authority to enforce laws, adjudicate disputes and, to assist in protecting tribal members, especially tribal children, as well as protecting tribal lands, natural and cultural resources, and other tribal assets.
The Tribal Court is comprised of a District Court and a Court of Appeals. The District Court is comprised of civil, criminal, and civil trial divisions, which is overseen by a Chief Judge. Court is held at 3510 P St., NW, according to a posted docket. District Court proceedings are open to the public, except in cases involving juveniles or in other proceedings that the presiding judge determines to close for good cause.
The Court of Appeal Court is comprised of a Chief Justice who oversees the Court and 4 Associate Justices. The Court sits in panels of three justices and considers appeals from final decisions of the District Court and certain interlocutory matters.
MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA DISTRICT COURT
MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA APPELLATE COURT
JUDICIAL BRANCH CONTACTS
Cynthia Burlison, Presenting Officer/Prosecutor Contact Court Clerk
Curt Lawrence, Guardian Ad Litem Contact Court Clerk