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:
Felicia L. Jojola, Chief Judge
Darryl Chavez, Associate Judge
Vacant, Associate Judge
Robert Medina, Pro Tem
Dana Jiron, Court Administrator
Denise Lucero, Chief Court Clerk
Christine Lujan, Associate Court Clerk
Elizabeth Jojola, Associate Court Clerk
Frank Munoz, Court Security Officer
Albert Abeita, Chief Probation Officer
Nicolette Sandia, Probation Officer
Joseph Jojola, Community Service Coordinator
Sophie Cooper, Public Defender
Mark Drebing, Prosecutor
Albert Abeita: Phone 505-869-9701
Nicolette Sandia: Phone 505-869-7576
Community Service Work Supervisor:
Joseph R. Jojola: Phone 505-916-4026
Victim Advocate Services:
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
P.O. Box 729
Isleta, NM 87022
Tribal Services Complex, Building “A”
3950 Highway 47
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Tribal Court Phone Number:
Tribal Court Fax Number:
Closed Federal and Tribal Administration Holidays