Welcome to the Pascua Yaqui Bar Association

Founded in 2009, the Pascua Yaqui Bar Association has set out to establish a tradition of service to the legal profession and the greater Pascua Yaqui community, bringing lawyers together to join in a strong organization that works to achieve objectives that transcend the individual. The PYBA looks forward to providing programs and services designed to improve our local judicial system, foster & enhance the quality of legal services in our community, and provide educational and professional programs for our members. Welcome to the Pascua Yaqui Bar Association!

GENERAL ORDER TO ADDRESS COURT OPERATIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Court Building.

2020 Certification Courses

The next “live” certification class will be offered on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in the Tribal Court building from 3:00-5:00 PM. The fee for the class is $50.00. Please contact the court clerk’s office for registration materials and payment information. (520) 879-6276. ALL REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COURT CLERKS OFFICE AT LEAST 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CLASS DATE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ATTEND THE CLASS.

If you are unable to sit for the January certification, the next 2020 courses will be held on the following dates: Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM THURSDAY, October 29, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM If you are recertifying, please contact the Tribal Court Administrative Attorney Ben Casey to find out about online recertification. (520) 879-6288.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court.

HOLIDAY HOURS AT THE COURT:

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Closed.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – Closed

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – Closing at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – Closed.

2019 Judicial Evaluation Survey Results

Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council has developed a process to evaluate each judge’s work and report back to the community. Judicial evaluations collect input from everyone who practices in tribal court. This input is then used to rate key aspects of each judge’s performance including whether they can apply the law fairly, treat people with respect and manage a courtroom. Attached are the summaries of the results for Chief Judge Margaret Flores, Senior Judge Cornelia Cruz and Associate Judge Melvin Stoof.

Alfred Urbina sworn in as Associate Judge

Judge Urbina Oath
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Alfred Urbina was sworn in as an Associate Judge for the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. Judge Urbina is the 5th Yaqui Tribal member to sit on the Pascua Yaqui bench. Congratulations Judge Urbina! Welcome to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court.

Judge Urbina signing Oath Picture

Upcoming Certification Courses

CERTIFICATION COURSE

The next “live” certification class will be offered on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Tribal Court building from 3:00-5:00 PM. The fee for the class is $50.00. Please contact the court clerk’s office for registration materials and payment information. (520) 879-6276.   ALL REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COURT CLERKS OFFICE AT LEAST 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CLASS DATE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO ATTEND THE CLASS.

If you are unable to sit for the April certification, the next 2019 courses will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

If you are recertifying, please contact the Tribal Court Administrative Attorney Ben Casey to find out about online recertification. (520) 879-6288.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court.

479D8E13-Tribal Court Holiday Hours:

December 24, 2018:  Closed

December 25, 2018: Closed

December 31, 2018:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

January 1, 2019:  Closed

 

CERTIFICATION COURSE

CERTIFICATION COURSE

The next “live” certification class will be offered on Thursday, October  25, 2018 in the Tribal Court building from 3:00-5:00 PM. The fee for the class is $50.00. Please contact the court clerk’s office for registration materials and payment information. (520) 879-6276.

If you are unable to sit for the October certification, the next course will be held on January 31, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

If you are recertifying, please contact the Tribal Court Administrative Attorney Ben Casey to find out about online recertification. (520) 879-6288.

Recent Amendment to Pascua Yaqui Tribal Code

Notice of an amended Pascua Yaqui Tribal Code.

Attached is 2 PYTC, Part II, Chapter 2-6-Housing  Division and 6 PYTC, Part III, Chapter 3-1-Housing Assistance Program that was amended on July 25, 2018.

If you should have any questions about this amendment, please call  520-883-5115.2 PYTC 2-6. Housing Division 6 PYTC 3-1.Housing Assistance Program