At its Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2016, the Penobscot Nation adopted Penobscot Tribal Laws Chapter 30, the “Penobscot Nation Tribal Law and Court Opinions Publication Law” which authorized non-confidential Penobscot Nation Tribal Court and Court of Appeals decisions be made accessible to tribal members and to the public.
By Tribal Council Resolution, on August 2, 2016, the Nation entered into a publication agreement with Lawriter, LLC, a company engaged in the business of providing electronic legal information services to state bar associations and certain other legal groups and organizations. Lawriter agreed to digitize and publish the Nation’s judicial decisions on the Casemaker©, an online legal research service.
Members of the Maine State Bar Association and other certain bar associations receive the benefit of free unlimited access to Casemaker. Penobscot Nation personnel receive free access to the service when researching Tribal Court-related matters. The Penobscot Nation Court of Appeals judicial opinions are posted here: Appellate Court Decisions.