Tribal Court

The Tribal Court is responsible for providing direct and non-direct judicial functions to ensure an autonomous Court System that can enforce codes and other community regulations. This is done through developing and implementing contemporary business and management practices via Court Administration Staff and Regulation and Enforcement through the Judicial Court Staff.

Tribal Court - RELOCATED to Legal Modular Building
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM MON–FRI
4820 She-Nah-Num Drive S.E. Olympia, WA 98513
Phone: (360) 456-5221 • Fax: (360) 456-5280

COURT DATES & DOCKET TIMES:

  • CRIMINAL COURT
    Every Monday of each Month – 09:00 A.M.

  • TRAFFIC COURT
    2nd Wednesday of each Month – 10:30 A.M.
    Contested 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30 A.M.

  • CIVIL COURT
    Date and Time to be scheduled by court.

  • JUVENILE COURT
    1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month – (Appearances are to be scheduled)

  • YOUTH COURT-ICW-1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month – (Appearances are to be scheduled)

 

Court personnel

Eric Nielsen, Associate Judge


Dave Owen, Tribal Prosecutor
owen.dave@nisqually-nsn.gov
Marlene Mercado, Judicial Services Director
mercado.marlene@nisqually-nsn.gov


Desiree Hosannah, Hearing Examiner

Forms for download

MOTION TO ADMIT TO NISQUALLY BAR

AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND REQUEST FOR COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL

AFFIDAVIT

CIVIL COMPLAINT

MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE

PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

JOINT PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

PETITION TO MODIFY DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

PETITION TO TRANSFER GUARDIANSHIP

PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP (YOUTH)

PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP (ADULT)

MARRIAGE APPLICATION

AFFIDAVIT OF GUARDIAN

NOTE FOR MOTION DOCKET

PETITION FOR ORDER TO CHANGE NAME (ADULT)

PETITION FOR ORDER TO CHANGE NAME (YOUTH)

PARENTING PLAN

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

PETITION FOR RESTRAINING ORDER

ORDER ON MOTION TO SHOW CAUSE

MOTION & ORDER TO QUASH WARRANT

ICW MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE

PETITION FOR CUSTODY

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY

 

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<!--[endif]-->Desiree Hosannah, Hearing Examiner

 

MISSION: The Nisqually Tribe’s mission is to perpetuate our home and our culture, by helping our people thrive.

 

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