Judicial Program Information

Address:

Bois Forte Tribal Court

PO BOX 25

12907 Palmquist Road

Nett Lake, MN 55772

Phone: 218-757-3462
Fax: 218-757-0064

The Bois Forte Tribal Court provides for due process of criminal matters for all persons residing within the boundaries of the Bois Forte Reservation, Lake Vermilion Reservation, Sugarbush and Indian Point.

  • The Band Prosecuter represents you, the people of the Bois Forte and Lake Vermilion Reservations.
  • The public defender represents adult and juvenile defendants in Tribal Court. 

Proposals sought for Tribal Court Judge

The Bois Forte Tribal Court is seeking proposals from attorneys interested in serving as Judge for the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Judicial services will be required beginning January 2014. Responders must be admitted to practice and in good standing in the State of Minnesota. Proposals must include a summary of background and experience. Duties are part-time (24 – 30 hours per month) and involve both misdemeanor prosecutions and civil matters under the Bois Forte Code. 

As a general rule, the Court is in session at Nett Lake, Minnesota two days (usually the second and fourth Wednesdays) each month. Teleconference arraignments and other duties are handled on an “as needed” basis. Indian preference will apply. Proposals should be sent to Wendy Thompson, Commissioner of Judicial Services, 12907 Palmquist Road, P.O. Box 25, Nett Lake, MN 55772 or by email to wmthompson@boisforte-nsn.gov. RFPs will close on May 10, 2013.


Proposals sought from attorneys to provide prosecutorial services

The Bois Forte Tribal Court is seeking proposals from attorneys interested in providing prosecutorial services for the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Responders must be admitted to practice and in good standing in the state of Minnesota. Proposals must include a summary of background and experience. Duties are part-time (24 to 40 hours per month) and involve misdemeanor prosecutions under the Bois Forte Code. 

As a general rule, the Court is in session at Nett Lake, Minnesota two days (usually the second and fourth Wednesday s) each month. Arraignments and other duties are handled on an “as needed” basis. Indian preference will apply. Proposals are due by May 10, 2013 and should be sent to Wendy Thompson, Commissioner of Judicial Services, 12907 Palmquist Road, PO Box 25, Nett Lake, MN 55772 or by e-mail to wmthompson@boisforte-nsn.gov.


PSOR Website available

Bois Forte Judicial Services has launched the new Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR). This registry is made available through to better assist the public in preventing and protecting against the commission of future criminal sexual acts by convicted sex offenders. To log onto the site, click here http://boisforte.nsopw.gov

 

Employee Name Title Phone Number Email

Wendy L. Thompson

Commissioner of Judicial Services

218-757-3462

Email

Lucille Morrison

Court Administrator

218-757-3462

Email