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 Roy Frye, Jr.

Roy Frye, Jr., a cousin of E. Moses Frye, was a native of Sallisaw. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar at the University of Oklahoma, Frye received his law degree from there in 1941. Frye served as a captain in the Army during World War II, and from 1946 until 1952 he worked in the Muskogee adjudication office of the Veterans Administration. In 1952 he entered private practice with his father in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He was active in forming the Sallisaw Industrial Park as well as the Sequoyah County Conservancy District for local flood control.   He was a recognized community leader in the local PTA, Little League baseball, and the Sallisaw Booster Club. He passed away in Sallisaw in 1984. Frye was one of the original members of the Judicial Appeals Tribunal, being appointed by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer in 1976.

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