The District Court of the Ponca Tribe holds court sessions three times a month, or as scheduled by the presiding District Court Judge.
This Court hears Criminal, Civil and Juvenile/Child Support cases respectively on their scheduled court docket.
This Court can only hear criminal and civil cases arising within the territorial jurisdiction of the Ponca Tribe.
Dockets for all court hearings are placed throughout the Ponca Tribal Complex and in the lobby of the courtroom.
The Court clerk is NOT permitted under ethic codes and court rules to do the following:
- Provide legal advice
- Interpret court rules
- Help prepare arguments
- Type pleadings
Please do not ask the court clerk to provide any of the services listed above. You should consult or retain an attorney for assistance or any questions pertaining to legal procedures, filings, petitions or pleadings.
The court clerk can do the following:
- Provide forms for petitions and pleadings
- Answer questions concerning filed and scheduled pleadings