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

Scott Johnson, Court Administrator

Chelsea Warder, Clerk of Court

Marley Corbine, Deputy Clerk of Court

Kevin Stevens, Deputy Clerk of Court

Sonya Sunderland, Bailiff

Dorothy Crust, Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator & Case Manager

LuAnn Kolumbus, Healing to Wellness Case Manager

Vacant, Tribal Court Improvement Grant Coordinator