The Yerington PaiuteTribal Court exists to serve the legal needs of the members of the Yerington Paiute tribal  community and particularly, although not exclusively, tribal members who reside within Yerington Paiute tribal land. In that sense it shares a common purpose with other Tribal Courts throughout Indian Country. Of the approximately 500 Federally recognized Tribes, upwards of 200 Tribes have their own Court systems. The Courts are as varied as the Tribes themselves and range from tradition-based systems with little or no written rules or codes to systems that mirror Courts in the Federal and State systems (that is, Courts with a formalized, rule-based, adversary system). 

Contact information for the Office of the Court:

                (775)-783-0200, ext. 146


Generally, the Yerington Paiute Tribal Court is able to hear a wide range of civil matters, including divorces, child custody disputes, probate matters as well as Complaints for Protective Orders (both Protection from Harassment and Protection from Abuse). In certain cases (where both parties are members of either the  Yerington Paiute Tribe and both parties live on the reservation), it is the only Court that can hear the dispute.


Your Yerington Paute Tribal Court Staff

Presiding Judge:

           Cheri Emm-Smith

Tribal Prosecutor:

          Anne Laughlin

 Court Clerk:

          Shelley Cunningham

Appellate Court Staff

Chief Justice:

           James Van Winkle

Associate Judge:

           William Kockenmeister


The Information Technology Department exists to support the Yerington Paiute Tribe in its business strategy through the development, implementation and management of its technological resources.    We are always striving to enhance all aspects of technology here at the Yerington Paiute Tribe.  As the Information Technology department, we will facilitate the collection, storage, security and integrity of electronic data while ensuring appropriate access.  The IT department will provide strategic IT vision, leadership, and enterprise solutions to the staff so they can meet their goals. 

It is our vision as the IT Department for the Tribe to allow for continual growth, keep the organization's technological resources as up-to-date as possible, and ensure the employees are able to work at their most efficient while keeping our Information Systems as low maintenance possible. We strive to keep downtime to a minimum and reduce interuption to the Tribe's critical business processes and overall be an enhancement to the Tribal Government's overall day-to-day function. We have made it our goal to connect the various offices together via network infrastructure and help bring the government offices the communication and cohesion they need to work effectively.


 Telephone (775) 783-0200

Office Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday (except holidays)


Your Information Technologies Staff:


Systems Administrator: Nicholas Fielding - ext. 130, nThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

EHR\IT Technician (Clinic Support): Matthew McDonald - ext. 132, mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



**Applications and Replacement Cards will not be processed at this time due to COVID-19** 

The Yerington Paiute Tribe Enrollment Department is for Tribal members who are in need of enrollment verifications, lost and new Tribal Identification cards, relinquishments and new applications.  Contact the Enrollment office with any questions or concerns.


Community Service Clerk:

Michelle Keats - extension 161, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Telephone (775) 783-0200 

Office Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday (except holidays)


Fee Schedule:

                        Membership Application         $10.00

                        Replacement Card                  $10.00

                        Notice of Relinquishment       $10.00