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Welcome to Isleta Tribal Court

The Isleta Tribal Court is one of two courts within the Judicial Branch of the Pueblo of Isleta tribal government.  As a court of general jurisdiction Isleta Tribal Court hears many types of cases including but not limited to traffic, criminal, civil matters including probate, children and families in need of services, custody, child support, and civil disputes.  Isleta Tribal Court does not hear divorce cases.  Isleta Tribal Court has criminal jurisdiction over Indians enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe when the offense is committed within the boundaries of the Isleta Pueblo Reservation.

Court staff includes: the Chief Judge, two Associate Judges, a Court Administrator, a Chief Court Clerk, three Associate Court Clerks, two Probation Officers, a Community Service Work Supervisor, and a Bailiff. Court staff is prohibited from giving legal advice to any party.  A list of attorneys and advocates licensed to practice in the Pueblo of Isleta Court is available upon request.



To provide an effective administration of fair justice and service for the benefit of the tribal community by enforcing public safety and accountability while upholding trust, professionalism, and integrity.

The Pueblo of Isleta also has an Appellate Court which is separate from the lower court that reviews the appeals filed by parties.

Tribal Court Docket June 5 – June 9, 2023

Note: This document is for informational purposes only and it is not to be modified in any way.

Jury Trial Rules and Procedures

2023 Isleta Tribal Court Fee & Schedule

NM Legal Aid

Executive Order – Guidelines Regarding Mask-Wearing


Executive Order – Guidelines Regarding Use of Cannabis

April, 2022



Tribal Court Judges and Staff:

Court Judges:
Felicia L. Jojola, Chief Judge
Darryl Chavez, Associate Judge
Vacant, Associate Judge
Robert Medina, Pro Tem

Court Staff:
Dana Jiron, Court Administrator
Denise Lucero, Chief Court Clerk
Christine Lujan, Associate Court Clerk
Elizabeth Jojola, Associate Court Clerk
Frank Munoz, Court Security Officer

Probation Department:
Albert Abeita, Chief Probation Officer
Nicolette Sandia, Probation Officer
Joseph Jojola, Community Service Coordinator

Public Defender:
Sophie Cooper, Public Defender

Mark Drebing, Prosecutor

Contact Us:

Probation Officers:
Albert Abeita: Phone 505-869-9701
Nicolette Sandia: Phone 505-869-7576

Community Service Work Supervisor:
Joseph R. Jojola: Phone 505-916-4026

Public Defender:
(505) 869-9825

Prosecutor Services:
(505) 869-9710

Victim Advocate Services:
(505) 869-9838

To view the published regulations and ordinances by the Isleta Tribal Council click the button below.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 729
Isleta, NM 87022

Physical Address:
Tribal Services Complex, Building “A”
3950 Highway 47
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Tribal Court Phone Number:
(505) 869-9699

Tribal Court Fax Number:
(505) 869-9747

Closed Federal and Tribal Administration Holidays