On 12/5/12, the new Civil and Criminal Appellate Procedure was adopted by the Community Council.
ORDINANCE NUMBER: SRO-411-2013
TO AMEND CHAPTER 4 OF THE SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN
COMMUNITY CODE OF ORDINANCES, BY REPEALING ARTICLE III IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ADOPTING A REVISED ARTICLE III TO UPDATE THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE TO ENSURE FAIRNESS AND JUST DETERMINATIONS IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATION OF APPEAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA
This Ordinance provides for an Appellate Division of the
Community Court and shall take effect on March 1, 2013.
“A panel consisting of three justices will consider and
decide the merits of any appeals, petitions, or motions.” We have been
using Pro Tem Judges to review any appeals cases up to this point, and we do
have three Judges that we use on a regular basis. However we are looking
for additional judges that may be willing to step in from time to time, as
needed. This would not be a permanent full or part time position.
It would be on a Pro Tem basis only. (We anticipate using Pro Tems until
we can get an idea of how many cases the new appellate procedure will
bring. It may be determined at a later time that the Community may have a
need to appoint permanent Appellate Judges.)
I have attached the necessary qualifications needed to serve
as a Pro Tem Judge here at Salt River. This could be a great opportunity
for someone who would be interested in working for the Tribal Court, but has
limited time available. Currently, our Pro Tem judges receive $300/day
and can receive an additional $100 incentive for their finished order.
If you have any questions or would like to express
interest, please contact Senior Court Solicitor, Anthony Little at (480)
362-5415 or at Anthony.Little@srpmic-nsn.gov.