Crow Tribal Judicial Branch of Government
The Judicial Branch consists of a statutory Crow Tribal Court, which is a trial court of general tribal jurisdiction, a statutory Crow Juvenile Court, and a statutory Crow Appellate Court (also known as the Crow Court of Appeals).
A Crow Traditional Supreme Court has been authorized by law but is not yet established.
The Crow Tribal Court consists of three judges elected at-large by the Tribal General Council: a Chief Judge (who is the head of the Judicial Branch) and two Associate Judges, each of whom serve unlimited 4-year terms. The Crow Tribal Court is authorized to appoint special judges to hear cases.
The Crow Appellate Court consists of an Appellate Judge (also known as the Chief Appellate Judge or Chief Justice), who is nominated by the Chief Judge (or Tribal Chairman if no nomination by the Chief Judge is made) and confirmed by the Legislature to a 4-year term, along with two Associate Appellate Judges (who can either be Crow Tribal Court Judges or licensed attorneys) appointed per case by the Chief Appellate Judge.