The tribal court provides due process and equal protection under the law and strives to effectively and fairly administer justice to all Tulalip tribal members. The court handles civil, criminal and juvenile matters for tribal members. Its work supports the growth of a healthy and culturally vibrant community by administering judicial excellence.
The tribal court has many functions, and it provides the following important services, among others:
Types of cases heard by the court:
View the Law and Justice Brochure.
The court is open on a limited basis and available to handle the urgent needs of the community through April 3rd. Thereafter, we are developing a plan to attempt to begin more normal operations in April. Please be assured we are addressing the due process issues in our criminal court and other urgent needs of the community while considering the safety of all of our staff, contractors and participants in court. Please watch for updates as to our plan April 6 on during the pandemic.
As for criminal matters, we continue to have in-custody hearings, and are running through our afternoon calendar to reschedule matters. If a family member wants to participate and listen to a hearing, we ask that you contact the court clerk at 360‑722‑1697. We thank you all in advance for your patience and assistance during this time of crisis. Please click on the links above that connect to our individual orders for more information.
Limited hours: The Tulalip Tribal Court and Probation will close for normal business operations to the public from March 16, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Security will be present at the court entrance to direct those needing assistance.
|ACTION||POINT OF CONTACT||PHONE|
|TRIAL COURT||Providing telephonic support, hearings will be held telephonically and accepting filings via email or regular mail||Court Administratoremail@example.com|
|APPELLATE COURT||Providing telephonic support, hearings held telephonically and accepting filings via email or regular mail||Court Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRIALS||Continued for twenty-one (21) days or through April 16, 2020. No Jury trials until May||Court Administratoremail@example.com|
|CIVIL HEARINGS||Telephonic or continued thirty (30) days at request of the parties or through April 16, 2020||Court Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CRIMINAL HEARINGS||Any essential criminal in custody hearings, including first appearances on mandatory arrest charges, shall be conducted telephonically.||Court Clerksemail@example.com|
|WELLNESS COURTS||Staff off-site – providing telephonic support||Wellness Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VICTIMS SERVICES||Staff off-site – providing telephonic support||TOCLA||
|YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE||Staff off-site – providing telephonic support— All hearings continued past April 18, 2020||Court Clerksemail@example.com|
|PROBATION||Staff off-site – providing telephonic support||Probationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
PROTECTIVE ORDERS: If you need to file an emergency protective order please contact the Clerk of the Court at CourtClerkStaff@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov or TOCLA 360-716-4513; 360-913-3433 so that we can determine how best we can assist you. The court shall be alerted by email and will accept all court filings either via email at Court Clerk Staff email@example.com, or via US mail at: Tulalip Tribal Court, 6332-31st Ave Ne, Suite B, attn.: Clerk’s Office, Tulalip, WA 98271.
Child Protection Safety Concerns: If a person believes there is a concern about the health, safety and welfare of a minor child, they should contact the Region 3 Washington State Child Protection Services hotline at 1-866-829-2153.