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

Justice Lynn Burris


An Associate District Judge for Judicial District Number 15 of the state of Oklahoma, Judge Burris received his legal training at the University of Oklahoma Law School where he graduated in 1968. After playing on the state Championship football team at Muskogee High School, Burris attended Northeastern State University. While attaining his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma University, he was a member of the National Championship football team. From 1968 until 1973, Judge Burris served as an Assistant District Attorney in Sequoyah and Cherokee Counties as well as having a private practice. Judge Burris assumed his present position on the bench in 1973. Judge Lynn Burris was approved to the Judicial Appeals Tribunal in 1983 after his appointment by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer.* 


*Biographical information taken from “The First Fifteen Years of the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal” written by George N. Otey, III in 1990.