Judicial Commission

Judicial BranchPhone: 405-422-7450Fax: 405-422-8259Contact Department

The Judicial Commission is comprised of the following members: Chris Tallbear, Eddy Henry, and Becky Leonard. The Judicial Commission meets monthly to review the Code of Ethics, complaints regarding Judges, Justices, attorneys, advocates, and court staff.

The Judicial Commission is comprised of five Members of the Tribes nominated by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Legislature. No person who has been convicted of a felony may serve as a Judicial Commission Member. Judicial Commission Members serve four-year staggered terms.

The Judicial Commission adopts a Code of Ethics for the Judges, Justices, attorneys, and advocates. The Judicial Commission hears any complaints regarding Judges, Justices, attorneys, and advocates. The Judicial Commission has the power to make recommendations to the Chief Justice to discipline an Associate Justice, Associate Judge, or Special Judge. The Judicial Commission has the power to make recommendations to the Chief Justice to discipline or remove any Court clerk or other Court staff. The Judicial Commission has the power to make recommendations to the Legislature to remove a Judge or Justice in accordance with this Constitution. The Judicial Commission provides each person subject to discipline or removal with due process.

The Judicial Commission has the power to regulate the conduct of lawyers and advocates licensed to practice in the Courts. A denial or revocation of a license to practice in the Courts may be appealed to the Judicial Commission provided that any decision by the Judicial Commission regarding such license may be appealed to the Chief Justice who shall make a final decision in writing.

Additional Resources

A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities, and explain how the law applies to your case. Court staff can help you with questions about court forms and the court process, but cannot give you legal advice.

Department of Justice

Mr. Albert Ghezzi, Attorney General
P.O. Box 32
Concho, OK 73022
Phone: (405) 422-7855
Fax: (405) 422-8220
Email: aghezzi@c-a-tribes.org

The Oklahoman Indian Legal Services

4200 Perimeter Center Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: (405) 943-6457
Fax: (405) 917-7060
Email: oils@oilsonline.org

Public Defender’s Office

Mr. Kelley Harris, Public Defender
P.O. Box 102
Concho, OK 73022
Phone: (405) 330-8516
Fax: (405) 422-8259
Email: kelleyharris23@gmail.com

Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement

P.O. Box 68
Concho, OK 73022
Phone: (405) 262-7481

Modoc Tribe Child Support Services

1623A E. US Hwy 66
El Reno, OK 73036
Phone: (405) 262-1119
Fax: (405) 262-1125
Email: mhouser@modoc-cse.org

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