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:


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


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


  • 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.)


  • Open for other matters (*)


  • 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.

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