Civil Attorney

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Civil Attorney’s Office

As we work to provide continued support to those we serve while also protecting the health and safety of our employees, our office is operating on a restricted basis.

Published 04/28/2020. This page will continue to be updated as we receive more information.

Civil Legal Assistance

The Civil Attorney’s Office provides legal assistance to eligible individuals with civil (non-criminal) matters in Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court. Assistance is not available in any matter that poses a conflict of interest for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Qualifying Tribal Court civil cases may include: 

  • Child Support
  • Child Custody*
  • Collections                    
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence*
  • Guardianship*
  • Landlord/ Tenant*
  • Name Change
  • Probate      
  • Restraining Orders/ Protection Orders*
  • Small Claims

* Emergencies in these matters will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  

Applicant/ Client Information

  • New Applicants: Due to limited staff and resources, new applications cannot be accepted at this time.
  • Existing Clients: Contact the Civil Attorney’s Office to discuss your file by calling (208) 686-5411, or use this form to contact us.
  • If an immediate danger exists and you need help right away, call 911.

Criminal Cases in Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court

The Civil Attorney’s Office does not provide representation in criminal cases in any jurisdiction.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court, you can contact the Tribal Court and ask if you qualify for legal assistance through a Public Defender.  In order to determine whether you qualify, you may be contacted for more facts about your case.  If you have any important information regarding your case, including court papers, citations, police reports, dates, names, phone numbers, etc., please have this information ready. Call the Tribal Court at (208) 686-1777, or visit the Justice Department’s site for more information.

All Other Inquiries

If you need further assistance, you may consult a private attorney at any time.  Contact the state bar in your jurisdiction for referrals or more information.