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

Chief Justice James G. Wilcoxen

James G. Wilcoxen, born Muskogee, Oklahoma, November 27, 1953; attended Shattuck Military School in Faribault, MN 1969-1971; Graduated from Muskogee High School 1972.  Attended Oklahoma University and Arizona University.  Graduated Oklahoma University in 1976.  Attended law school 1976-1979 and graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1979.  Admitted to bar, 1979, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, Northern District of Oklahoma, Southern District of California, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court; University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1976); legal education, Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1979).  Intern, Attorney General’s Office, State of Oklahoma, 1978-79. Cherokee Nation General Counsel 1985-1996; Member: Muskogee, Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Citizen Potowatomi Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; Justice of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court.  Practice specializes in American Indian Law; civil and criminal litigation.  Representative clients include Tribal First and Commercial Insurance Services - re: defense of civil claims against various Native American Tribes. Consultation with tribes - re: land claims and other issues.