Tribal Courts.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court has original jurisdiction for all civil and criminal matters arising within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Hall Reservation as established by the Tribal Law & Order Code (adopted in 1980), numerous ordinances of the tribes subsequently enacted, and some treaty-related matters outside the reservation.

Our mission is to preserve the Sovereignty of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes by Promoting Justice through Equal Application of Law and to Provide Prompt, Courteous Service for all Patrons.

Law and Order .

Preamble of the Law and Order Code:

For the purpose of promoting and improving self-government, providing for the maintenance of Law and Order and the Administration of Justice, and Providing a form of Law Enforcement for the inhabitants of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

Tribal Courts Divisions.

Tribal Courts is comprised of approximately 30 employees including a chief judge, two associate judges, a contracted special judge and three appellate judges, and 20 support staff including clerks, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, a consumer advocate, a process server, administrative assistants, and a court administrator.

The Tribal Court maintains Tribal Bar membership for attorneys and advocates who are authorized to practice in court.

Areas of Service.

Criminal Procedures.

Arraignments, Pre-Trials, Jury Trials, Bench Trials, Fish & Game, Traffic

Civil Procedures.

Child Protection, Guardianships, Civil Money Judgements

Appellate Court.

More information coming soon


More information coming soon

Tribal Court Highlights.

Court Divisions
Cases Annually

Contact Tribal Courts.

Tribal Courts

Contact Us

P: (208)236-1090
F: (208)236-1153

Pima Drive
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203

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    Justice Center.

    The Tribal Court recently moved into the newly-opened Justice Center. It is a state-of-the-art facility that enables the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to provide modern, efficient, and friendly court services to Tribal members and other court patrons. The building has three courtrooms to allow multiple proceedings with two jury deliberation rooms. The building has separate office areas for prosecutors and defenders and private meeting space for clients, as well as witnesses and the press. The storage and control of records and documents is also significantly improved, thanks to centralization and storage rooms built specifically to control and protect documents.