Court Hearing Schedule

Parish Hall bench croppedThe Tribal Court generally follows the below monthly hearing schedule, however, be sure to check for variations on the daily dockets posted here: https://www.penobscotnation.org/departments/tribal-court/tribal-court-court-docket.

Mondays

  • Child Welfare & Probate Matters (such as Guardianships, Name Changes and Probate of Estates)

Tuesdays

  • Open for other matters (*)
  • Tribal Court Staff Meeting (3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

Wednesdays

  • Adult and Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Staffing Meeting (2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  • Civil Matters (such as Domestic Relations, Child Support Enforcement, Small Claims and other Civil Disputes)(2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.)

Thursdays

  • Open for other matters (*)

Fridays

  • Adult and Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Status Hearings (2nd and 4th Fridays at 8:30 a.m. (adults) and 11:00 a.m. (juveniles)
  • Criminal Matters and Civil Violations (2nd and 4th Fridays at 1:00 p.m.)

(*) Matters such as criminal arraignments, petitions of protection from abuse or harassment, preliminary child protection orders, etc. that are required to be heard within a set amount of time (such as 48 hours from arrest or 10 days from issuance of a preliminary temporary order) will be set for hearings in conformance with Penobscot Nation law.

On the “Resources” page:  https://www.penobscotnation.org/departments/tribal-court/resources

Please make the following updates:

Legal Information and Assistance:

Pine Tree Legal Assistance: http://ptla.org/ (has a very helpful “Find Legal Help” online process here: http://ptla.org/triage/me_triage and substantial “Legal Help Library” of online materials here: http://ptla.org/topics)

State of Maine Judicial Branch: Lawyers and Legal Help: http://www.courts.maine.gov/citizen_help/lawyers_legal_help.html

Volunteer Lawyers Project-Access Justice Today: http://www.vlp.org/access-justice-today

Maine Bar Association Legal Referral Service: http://www.mainebar.org/page/AttorneyRequest

Penobscot County Bar Association: http://www.pcba-me.com/index.php?info_id=32