The Menominee Tribal Courts is a court of general jurisdiction with appellate review operating under the authority of the Menominee Tribal Constitution and By-laws as a separate and equal branch of the Tribal Government. The Menominee Tribal Courts provide judicial services to the Menominee Indian Reservation.
 
Menominee Court Notice - Night Court Will Resume Tuesday, August 11, 2020

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

Effective Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Night Court will resume. This means that if you and your child are scheduled for an initial appearance or a review hearing for an underage drinking citation and/or an underage curfew violation and/or lastly a juvenile motor vehicle citation, please make arrangements to appear.

Night court for truancy violations is not scheduled to resume until the end of September. Please review the notices previously mailed to or served on you.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Menominee Court Notice - Night Court

Menominee Court Notice - Temporary Rule for Residential Eviction Actions

As part of the CARES Act, a federal moratorium on evictions is in effect. This moratorium applies in non-payment of rent related evictions from federally assisted housing as well as a moratorium on fees and penalties for the non-payment of rent. This federal eviction moratorium is in effect for a 120-day period beginning on March 27, 2020 lasting through July 25, 2020. This is in addition to the temporary suspension of evictions authorized by this Court system effective March 25, 2020.

In order for this Court to adjudicate eviction cases, certain questions must be asked to enable the Court to determine whether the premises at issue in a particular eviction are a 'Covered Property' which is subject to a 'federally-backed mortgage.' Thus, until further notice, in all evictions filed with this Court, an affidavit must be appended to your eviction complaint.

Please view the Statement and Affidavit

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Menominee Court Notice - Temporary Emergency Measures

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the protection of the court staff and community, the Court will be temporarily changing some of its practices. Effective March 25, 2020, the court lobby will be closed. if you need to access the court, you will need to call the court at 715-799-3348. You will not be allowed access unless you have a scheduled appointment or court appearance.

Please view the Menominee Court Emergency Measures to view more details about the policies that will now be in effect until further notice.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Menominee Court Notice - Extension of Evening Court Cancellation

On March 13, 2020, evening court was temporarily cancelled until May 4, 2020. We now extend that Order. All court proceedings held on Monday and Tuesday evenings shall be postponed until further notice. We will notify the community once night court resumes. All other orders from March 25, 2020 regarding court proceedings remain in effect. Maec Waewaenen.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Menominee Court Notice - Evening Court Cancelled Extension

Supreme Court Notice - Criminal Procedure Rule Change

Rule 25 - SENTENCING

(a) Any person who has been convicted in the Tribal Court of a criminal offense maybe sentenced to one or a combination of the following penalties:
(1) Imprisonment for a period not to exceed the maximum permitted by the specific code provision defining the offense, which in no case shall be greater than one (1) year.
(2) A money fine in an amount not to exceed the maximum permitted by the specific code provision defining the offense, which in no case shall be greater than five-thousand dollars ($5,000).

Dated this 30th day of July 2019.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Supreme Court Notice - Criminal Procedure Rule Change

Supreme Court Notice - Court Rules

By ORDER of the Court: Notice is hereby being provided that the Menominee Tribal Court Rules: Civil, Criminal, and Appellate are being reviewed. If you have a reuest, suggestion, and/or recommendation, you may submit those items in writing to the court for forwarding or you can send in your comments directly to Professor Routel. She can be reached via email at colette.routel@mitchellhamline.edu

Dated this 23 day of May 2019.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Supreme Court Notice - Court Rules

Supreme Court Order - Court Costs

By ORDER of the Court: Effective July 1, 2019, Court Costs will increase to $25.00 in all cases in which court costs are ordered.
This ORDER shall remain in effect until amended or rescinded.

Dated this 23 day of May 2019.

Stephan M Grochowski, Chief Justice - Menominee Supreme Court

Supreme Court Costs - Court Costs

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