The Rules of Criminal and Traffic Procedure Rule 3 Appointment of Attorney; Duties of Legal Counsel;
Withdrawal. and 4.2 Initial Appearance; Waiver of Separate Arraignment Date; Obligation of Nation to Inform of
Sentencing Intentions. were amended pursuant to Administrative Order 2013-04 effective October 25, 2013 to
comply with the amendments to 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1108
Notice of Vacancy on the Tohono O'odham Ki:Ki Association Board of Directors.
Open Positions for Legislative Branch (click on link for more information):
The Tohono O'odham Judiciary Committee is now accepting applications for Judges' positions
with the Tohono O'odham Nation Judicial Court. Please click on link for an announcement, application and description of benefits.
Tohono O'odham Judicial Court - Please see New "Court Opinions" Tab for Tohono O'odham Reports and Judicial Notices.
The Legislative Council is composed of 24 Legislative Council representatives,
including two from each of the Nation's 12 districts. Two representatives are elected from within the Council
to serve two-year terms as the Council chairperson and vice-chairperson. The remaining representatives each serve on
three of the Legislative Council's 12 standing committees.
The Council is governed by the Legislative Rules
of the Tohono O'odham Legislative Council.
Laws Enacted or Amended 2013-2015 Session
Amendment to Criminal Code, 7 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1.11 Penalties and Remedies (to add maximum sentencing limitations) effective October 3, 2013
Courts and Procedures amendments, 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1103(D) (amending qualifications for judges in certain criminal cases) and Section 1108 (adding
provisions addressing the right to counsel in certain criminal cases) effective October 3, 2013
Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance amendments and codification, 13 T.O.C. Chapter 1, effective September 23, 2013