The Suquamish Tribal Court extended its modified operations until at least May 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Court is striving to address the needs of the community, while taking every precaution to keep community members healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” reads an updated Emergency Administrative Order, signed by Chief Judge Cindy K. Smith on April 30.
As part of the order, all criminal cases and jury trials are delayed until the court resumes normal operations, tentatively slated for May 18. This date, however, may be extended depending on the status of the public health emergency.
Meanwhile, all civil and child welfare cases have been rescheduled to June 2020.
The Court continues to be available “to hear all matters of an urgent nature, including requests for all types of protection orders and emergency child welfare orders.”
Any hearings will continue to be conducted via video teleconference.
Questions should be sent to the court clerks at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (360) 394-8697.
The full order can viewed here.