All Dockets Passed to May and Court Filing Counters Closed

The court clerk counters shall be closed effective immediately. All filings shall be submitted via email, facsimile, and or United Stated Postal Service. Parties and counsel shall look to the District Rules of Cherokee Nation Rules 1, 2, and 3 for guidance. (Supreme Court Rules 22, 23, and 24)

The regular District Court Friday dockets for March and April are hereby continued as follows:

March 20, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

March 27, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 3, 2020 continued to May 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 9, 2020 continued to May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 17, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM, and

April 24, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00PM.

The regular District Court Child Support docket for April is hereby continued from April 14, 2020 to May 19, 2020.

This order is subject to extension or modification as necessitated by this emergency.

For more information, please call court staff at (918) 207-3900.

SC-AD-20-01 Order Regarding the COVID-19

Judge C. Bart Fite

 

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Judge C. Bart Fite was appointed to the bench of the Cherokee Nation District Court in 2001 and served for 16 years. He graduated from Muskogee High School in 1977, Oklahoma State University in 1981, and the University of Oklahoma Law School in 1984. 

Judge Fite then returned to Muskogee where he practiced law for over 30 years. He was a municipal judge for the City of Muskogee from 1998 to 2017, and a municipal judge for the Town of Okay from 1985 to 2017. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a Tribal prosecutor for the Cherokee Nation from 1995 to 1997. His invaluable service to the Cherokee Nation will certainly be missed.