Karuk Tribal Court

The Karuk Tribe is a federally recognized tribe located in northern California with lands in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties.  The tribal community has four primary locations: Happy Camp, Orleans, Somes Bar and Yreka.  The tribe has approximately 800 acres of reserve land and over 3,500 enrolled members.

Date Court Established: 2004

Background: The court was established by Karuk Tribal Ordinance No.2004-10. The tribe’s codes and court’s rules can be found here. The tribe operates a tribal self-help center.

Court Cases: Civil

  • Child custody and youth in need of care (equivalent to state court Welfare and Institutions Code section 300 and section 600 cases)
  • Guardianships
  • Housing disputes
  • Juvenile wellness
  • Name changes
  • Protection orders
  • Stepparent adoptions

Chief Judge: Hon. April Attebury

Judge Pro Tem: Hon. Michelle Krieger and Hon. Stephanie Dolan

Court Administrator: April Attebury

Court Address: 1836 Apsuun, P.O. Box 629,Yreka, California 96097

Court Website: www.karuk.us/karuk2/departments/tribal-court

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