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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.

 

TRIBAL COURT MISSION STATEMENT

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 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
Daniel Flowers, Court Security Officer
Gregory Arn, Bailiff

Probation Department:
Dennison Charley, Chief Probation Officer
Gwen Sena, Probation Officer
Joseph Jojola, Community Service Coordinator

Public Defender:
Sophie Cooper, Public Defender

Prosecutor:
Mark Drebing, Prosecutor

Contact Us:

Chief Probation Officer:
Dennison Charley: Phone (505) 869-9701 | Cell (505) 527-5484

Probation Officer:
Gwen Sena: 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

Tribal Court Docket April 15 – April 19, 2024

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

Adopting Legislation to Clarify that Medical Cannabis is Legal for Use and Possession Within the Exterior Boundaries of POI

Rules of Civil Procedure

2023 Isleta Tribal Court Fee & Schedule

Executive Order – Guidelines Regarding Use of Cannabis

April, 2022

 

 

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