The Torres Martinez Tribe, according to its Constitution, Article XXII, Sec. 3, uses an Intertribal Court.

Intertribal Court of Southern California


Chapt. 4 - Court Administration

Sec. 401 Office of the Court Clerk

The Court Administrator shall appoint a Court Clerk that will be compensated at a rate determined by the TJCSC. The Court Clerk shall be subject to discharge, with or without cause, by the Court Administrator.

Sec. 402 Qualifications

To be eligible to serve as Court Clerk, a person:

(a) Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

(b) Must be of high moral character and integrity.

(c) Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

(d) Must be proficient in typing or keyboarding.

(e) Must never have been convicted of a felony.

(f) Must be physically able to carry out the duties of the office.

Sec. 403 Duties

The Court Clerk shall render assistance to the ICSC, authorized law enforcement officers of Tribal communities, and members of the Tribe’s belonging to the ICSC in any matters relating to documents that are incidental to the lawful functions of the Court Clerk. The Court Clerk shall attend and keep written records of all Court proceedings, administer oaths, and collect fines, costs, fees, and other monies.