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 Stacy L. Leeds

          Stacy Leeds became a Justice in August 2002, the first woman to serve on the JAT/Supreme Court. She received law degrees from the University of Wisconsin (LL.M.) and the University of Tulsa (J.D.), an undergraduate degree in history (B.A.) from Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate degree in business (M.B.A.) from the University of Tennessee.

          While a justice for the Cherokee Nation, she served as a law professor at the University of Kansas where she directed the Tribal Law and Government Center. She later served as Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law and is the only native woman to have served as a law school dean in the United States. She has also served as judge/justice for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, Prairie Band Potawatomi, and the Kaw Nation.

             Justice Leeds has written several scholarly articles, books and book chapters, including Mastering American Indian Law (with Angelique EagleWoman) and Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (Newton 3rd ed).