Judicial Branch

Mille Lacs Band Court of Central Jurisdiction

The Mille Lacs Band Judicial Branch is established by Title 5 of the Mille Lacs Band Statutes and is referred to as the Court of Central Jurisdiction. The Mille Lacs Band's judicial philosophy is that the goal of the justice system is to bring about peace by balancing the rights of the individual with the need to allow for harmonious coexistence. The concept of Zhawenimaa, to keep the people together, is the Court of Central Jurisdiction's guiding principle. Accordingly, the court proceedings are to be non-adversarial, a cooperative search for truth and justice.

The Court of Central Jurisdiction is comprised of the Mille Lacs Band District Court and the Mille Lacs Band Court of Appeals.

The Courts apply the Mille Lacs Band Statutes can be found in the Tribal Register.

Mille Lacs Band Bar/Attorney Information Forms

When applying for admission, please complete both the application and the status/update form:
Mille Lacs Band Bar Application Form A
Attorney Status & Update Form B
Attorney Information - Admission to Practice Form C

Attention Attorneys:
Effective June 1, 2021, The Mille Lacs Band Court of Central Jurisdiction has implemented the eFiling and eService system called File & ServeXpress (FSX). The link is below:


FSX is a web-based system that is used to electronically file court documents. Attorneys, government agencies and Guardians Ad Litem are required to use the FSX system to file thier documents.


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43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56539

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Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday— 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
(closed daily from noon to 1:00 p.m.)

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