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Jane M. Smith
Colville Tribal Courts
Jane M. Smith has served in Colville Tribal Courts for over 41 years as an administrator for both the trial and appellate courts. She has been with the Court of Appeals for 25 years. She has been a tribal judge since 1994. She is the past president of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association and the National American Indian Court Clerks Association. She was appointed to be one of four lay committee members on the original WSBA Practice of Law Board, where she served for eight years. She was on the Gender & Justice Committee for two terms, and she served on the Disciplinary Board for the WSBA. She was on the Fall Judicial Planning Committee for several years as the tribal representative. She is currently a Justice of the Colville Tribal, Tulalip, Quinault Nation, and Spokane Tribal Courts of Appeals. She has served as a pro tem/appellate judge for several other northwest tribal courts. She is a member of the Colville Tribal Bar Association. She developed the Court Reporting system currently in use by the Colville Tribes Court of Appeals for publishing its opinions. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation and is a second-generation tribal judge. She has one dog and two kitties, loves time spent with family and friends, camping, photography, watching sports, and good food. She enjoys doing beadwork and other crafts.