We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga'iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future.

We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth.

We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare and economic stability of the present and future generations.

The LCO Tribal Court is a problem solving court and not adversarial.  We strive to find solutions for our clients and community members.


The Honorable Elaine H. Smith, Chief Judge

William J. Trepanier, Court Director/Magistrate

Chelsea Warder, Court Clerk

Marley Corbine, Deputy Court Clerk

Kevin Stevens, Deputy Clerk of Court

Susan Aasen, Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator & Case Manager

Sonya Sunderland, Bailiff

Scott Johnson, Tribal Court Improvement Grant Coordinator

LuAnn Kolumbus, Healing to Wellness Case Manager