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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 Smith, Judge

William J. Trepanier, Court Director/Magistrate

Susie Taylor, Clerk of Court

Teshena LaRonge, Deputy Clerk of Court

Chelsea Warder, Deputy Clerk of Court

Kay-Lynn Jensen, TCIP Coordinator

Susan Aasen, Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator