Tribal Court

Tribal Courts
Court Administrator
Legal & Courts Building
39015 172nd Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Staff Members:
Honorable Randy Doucet, Chief Judge
Annie Harlan, Tribal Prosecutor
Bobbie Jo Norton, Court Administrator
Julia R. Lozier, Court Clerk
Stacey Lara, Parent Advocate for Dependency Cases

Program Description - The Muckleshoot Tribal Court administers the law pursuant to the Muckleshoot Code of Laws and subsequent Ordinances for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, its community, its people, and all persons, property, resources, and territories subject to its jurisdiction.

Scope of Services - The Tribal Court offers a forum of dispute resolution per approved Codes and Laws of the Muckleshoot Tribe.

Free Legal Aid Clinic

The Muckleshoot Tribal Court is introducing a pilot project to establish a Legal Aid Clinic for the benefit of eligible Tribal and Community Members in need of legal advice.  These services may include, but are not limited to, advice-only services with respect to document review, criminal and civil litigation advice, probate matters, family law matters, explanation of the scope of Tribal Court jurisdiction, assistance with access to Tribal Court, and other routine matters.  Advice may be provided to members seeking to use both State and Tribal Court, but, preference shall be given to Tribal Court cases.

To implement this pilot project the Tribe has contracted with Jared Miller an attorney with Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C.  Mr. Miller will provide advice services at the Clinic on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month beginning in the month of November.  Each clinic participant will receive up to one (1) hour of free legal services with Mr. Miller or another licensed attorney.   The attorney will decline services where there is a conflict of interest or an ethical issue.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment on one of our Clinic days, please contact the Muckleshoot Tribal Court at (253) 876-3203.  

Partners -  The Muckleshoot Tribal Court contracts with the Northwest Intertribal Court System to provide the Chief Judge, Prosecutor and Appellate services.  The University of Washington Native American Law Center provides Public Defender Services for those involved in dependency actions.  Columbia Legal Services, a non-profit legal service, also have attorneys admitted to the Muckleshoot Court Bar but is limited to serving income eligible clients in civil matters. According to the Muckleshoot Tribal Code of Laws, an advocate can be a lay person of good character, a member of a federally recognized tribe and resides within 70 miles of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation or a member in good standing of a State Bar Association. For more information please follow the links provided or contact the Tribal Court directly.

Helpful Links:

Tribal Court Calendars

Parent Advocate Eligibility Application

Attorney-Spokesperson List

www.nics.ws

www.nwjustice.org

www.columbialegal.org

www.laic-law.com