Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code
Title 1. Courts
Part IV. Court Administrator
The Court Administrator shall be appointed by the Tribal Council. The Tribal Council may appoint such clerks and assistants for the Court Administrator as may be needed for operation of the Court. The Reservation Tribal Council shall prescribe the salary to be paid the Administrator and his/her assistants which shall be paid by the Band. Any person serving as Court Administrator, clerk or as an assistant may be discharged from that position pursuant to a two-thirds vote of the Tribal Council.
Wherever the formal designation “Clerk” or “Clerk of Court” appears in this Code, such designation shall also refer to the Court Administrator. The terms Clerk of Court and Court Administrator shall be interchangeable.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part IV, § 1, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part IV, § 1
The Court Administrator shall be responsible for the administration of the Tribal Court, and for such other administrative and ministerial duties as may be prescribed by this Code or assigned to her/him by the Reservation Tribal Council or the Chief Judge. The duties of the Court Administrator shall include but shall not be limited to the following:
A. Maintaining records of all court proceedings to include identification of the title and nature of all cases, the names of the parties, the substance of the complaints, the names and addresses of all witnesses, the dates of hearings and trials, names and addresses of all parties and witnesses appearing at all hearings and trials, all court rulings and decisions, findings, orders and judgments, and any other facts or circumstances decided by the judges or deemed of importance by the Court Administrator.
B. Maintaining all pleadings, documents, and other materials filed with the Court.
C. Maintaining all evidentiary materials, transcripts, and records of testimony filed with the Court.
D. Collecting and accounting for fines, fees, and other monies and properties taken into custody by the Tribal Court, and transmitting them to the accounting department of the Band. Funds received from the office of the Court Administrator by the accounting department shall be designated as Tribal Court funds and shall be used only for expenses incurred by the Tribal Court, or for training of Leech Lake Band police officers, at the discretion of the Court Administrator with the approval of the Chief Judge.
E. Preparing and serving notices, summons, subpoenas, warrants, rulings, findings, opinions, and orders as prescribed by this Code and as may be designated by the Judges of the Court.
F. Assisting persons in the drafting and execution of complaints, petitions, answers, motions and other pleadings and documents for Tribal Court proceedings; provided, however, the Clerk and her/his assistants shall not give advice on questions of law, nor shall they appear or act on behalf of any person in any Tribal Court proceedings.
G. Administering oaths and witnessing execution of documents.
H. Maintaining a supply of blank forms to be prescribed by the Court for use by all persons having business before the Tribal Court.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 1, Courts Part IV, § 2, LLOjibwe JCT1 CTS Part IV, § 2