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 William D. Toney

A founding partner of the Tulsa law firm of Pray, Walker, Jackman, Williamson, & Marlar, Toney received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1957.  Born in Sallisaw and raised in Tulsa, Toney served in both World War II and the Korean War.  Following his military service he attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Toney then received an academic scholarship to attend law school at the University of Oklahoma.  After returning to the Tulsa area, he concentrated his practice on corporate and administrative law.  He has served as in-house counsel for Texas Instruments, American Airlines, and Emerson Electric.  Since 1988 he has served on the United States Military Academy Candidate Screening Board.  His appointment to the Judicial Appeals Tribunal by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer received confirmation by the Tribal Council late in 1984.

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