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Tribal Judicial System  

The Smith River Rancheria Tribal Court is here to serve the needs of our Tolowa Community by serving all of the members of the Smith River Rancheria.


110 First Street, Suite B
Smith River, CA 95567
Phone:  707-487-6425
Fax:  888-468-8221


Honorable Richard Blake - Presiding Judge
The Court under presiding Judge Richard Blake is unbiased and independent. Judge Blake is from the Hoopa Tribe and is culturally sensitive, basing his rulings on Tribal laws, ordinances and historical precedence.

Nita Green – Tribal Court Administrator


Tribal Empowerment Through Effective Administration of Equal Justice For All.

Having an effective judicial system is a critical component of Tribal sovereignty.  This Court works hard to enhance Tribal sovereignty through the development of culturally appropriate laws and by exercising Tribal jurisdiction.

The Court hears cases on a wide variety of topics including cases involving child welfare and guardianship’s. Dispute resolution in the Tribal Court is culturally appropriate, informal, and as non-adversarial as possible.

Additional Information & Resources

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Helpful Legal Documents

Rules of Court and Civil Procedures
Petition for Dissolution 
Dissolution Instructions (Respondent)
Dissolution Instructions (Petitioner)
Response to Petition for Dissolution
Name Change Order to Show Cause
Adoption Request 
Spokesperson Application
Children’s Code
Name Change Petition
Spokesperson List
Notice of Representation
Protection Order
Protection Order Instructions
Parenting Plan
Child Support Worksheet
Name and Information (Attachment A)
Domestic Relations Code
Marriage License / Application 
Proof of Service Children’s Code