Mescalero Tribal Court

by Mescalero Apache Tribe | March 31, 2017 2:25 pm

159 Deer Trail

Mescalero, NM 88340

Phone: (575) 464-0414    Color Code Hot Line: (575) 464-9375

Fax: (575) 464-4863

General email:  [email protected][1]


*New Tribal Court hours, click here[2] to view.

Current updates from Tribal Court due to COVID-19 panemic:


Mission Statement

To hear and process cases for all community members seeking justice or relief in accordance to the Mescalero Apache Constitution, Laws, Ordinances, and Traditions and Customs in an impartial and efficient manner.

Hours of Operation

            Monday – Friday        8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Open during the lunch hour)

General Docket Schedule

Civil Hearings

Children’s Hearings

ITMO: Juvenile

                                                                   Criminal

Arraignments

Pre-Trials

Trials

Traffic Citations

Conservation Citations

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Thursday & Friday

Monday(am), Wednesday(am) & Thursday(pm)

:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:30 pm

Tuesday

Fluctuates

Monday

Monday

Filing Fees

Civil $35.00

Appeal $25.00

Divorce $50.00

Payments

Legal Advice

The court staff and Judges cannot provide legal advice to anyone. A list of Lay Advocates who are approved to practice in the Mescalero Tribal Court is available at the front reception.

Office of Public Defender

Zachary Forman, Public Defender

Stephanie Guerra, Asst. Public Defender

Mescalero Apache Tribe

101 Central Mescalero, NM 88340

Phone: 575-464-4494

Fax: 575-464-9220

SORNA Officer

Samuel Klinekole, Conservation Officer

Ruben Peralta, Conservation Officer

at Mescalero Conservation Law Enforcement Department

Phone: 575-464-9323 OR 575-464-9527

Fax: 575-973-5601

*Information regarding sex offender list, please contact:

Conservation Officer Samuel Klinekole or Ruben Peralta

https://mescaleroapache.nsopw.gov/[7]


 

FORMS

Pro Se Handbook (Self-Help)[8]

Civil Cases

  1. Protection / Restraining Order
    • Form Packet[9]
  2. Application to Modify, Terminate, Extend-Protection Order
    • Form Packet[10]
  3. Motion Alleging Violation of Protection / Restraining Order
    • Form Packet[11]
  4. Affidavit[12]
  5. Dissolution of Marriage
    • Form Packet[13]
  6. Name Change
    • Form Packet[14]
  7. Estate
    • Form Packet[15]

Glossary of Legal Terms[16]

Criminal Cases

  1. Affidavit[12]
  2. Subpoena Form[17]
  3. Bond Return Request Form[18]

Children’s Cases

  1. Affidavit[12]
  2. Adoption
    • Form Packet[19]
  3. Child Support
    • Form Packet[20]

Appeal

  • Form[21]

Contact Information

  • Form[22]

Notice of Legal Representation

  • Form[23]
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Miscellaneous Forms

Extra Sheet-Affidavit[24]

Payroll Deduction Authorization[25]

Request to Make Payments[26]

Request for Records[27]

Recusal Request[28]

All forms must be complete and contain all contact information of the parties.

Complete all forms including party for court to serve. If opposing party address is not known, it may delay the processing of the case.  Incomplete forms and forms lacking opposing party information may result in a delay in setting your case on the docket.

It is your responsibility to inform the court clerks of your current physical residence and mailing addresses.


Court Staff

Chief Judge

Associate Judge

Associate Judge

Court Administrator

Court Clerk

Court Clerk

Court Clerk

Court Clerk

Receptionist Clerk

File Clerk

Probation Officer

Probation Officer

Probation Officer

Security Officer

Bailiff

Process Server

Custodian

Vacant

Hon. Pamela Morgan

Vacant

Esperanza Gallagher

Zandra Smith

Alieh Shaffer

Mary Tsinnijinnie

Tamerah Shanta

Cayleigh Palmer

Althea Palmer

Tarena Valdez

Rosynelle Smith

Nena Evans

Lemuel Rocha

Rory Chino

Ivan Scott

Jodi Cojo

Endnotes:
  1. [email protected]: mailto:[email protected]
  2. here: https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/12723/tribal-court-temp-hours/
  3. Public Notice (06-23-20): https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-Tribal-Court-public-notice-06-23-20.pdf
  4. Announcement (05-27-20): https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/12344/tribal-court-opening-for-bonds/
  5. Public Notice (03-24-20): https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Court-temp-hours-03-24-20.pdf
  6. Public Notice (03-19-20): https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Court-PUBLIC-NOTICE-COVID-19-03-19-20.pdf
  7. https://mescaleroapache.nsopw.gov/: https://mescaleroapache.nsopw.gov/
  8. Pro Se Handbook (Self-Help): http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Pro-Se-Handbook.pdf
  9. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Protection-Order-Packet-2019.pdf
  10. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Modify-Term-Extend-Protect-Order-2019.pdf
  11. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Motion-Violation-of-Protection-Order-2019.pdf
  12. Affidavit: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Affidavit-2019.pdf
  13. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Marriage-Dissolution-Packet-2019.pdf
  14. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Name-Change-Packet-2019.pdf
  15. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Estate-Packet-2019.pdf
  16. Glossary of Legal Terms: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Glossary-of-Legal-Terms-2019.pdf
  17. Subpoena Form: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Subpoena-2019.pdf
  18. Bond Return Request Form: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Bond-Return-Order-to-Exonerate-2019.pdf
  19. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Adoption-Form-2019.pdf
  20. Form Packet: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Child-Support-Packet-2019.pdf
  21. Form: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Appeal-Form-2019.pdf
  22. Form: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018-Contact-Information.pdf
  23. Form: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Legal-Representation-2019.pdf
  24. Extra Sheet-Affidavit: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Extra-Sheet-Affidavit-2019.pdf
  25. Payroll Deduction Authorization: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Payroll-Deduction-Authorization-Form-2019.pdf
  26. Request to Make Payments: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Request-to-make-payments-2019.pdf
  27. Request for Records: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Request-for-Records-2019.pdf
  28. Recusal Request: http://mescaleroapachetribe.com/wp-content/uploads/Recuse-Request-2019.pdf

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