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Honorable Judge Victor J. Clyde, born and raised in Lukachukai, Arizona.  Currently serving as the Justice of the Peace, Apache County Justice Courts for the past twelve years.  Since January 2011, he has also been appointed as a Commissioner hearing Domestic Violence cases in Chinle, Dilkon and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Courts.

Judge Clyde attended the Lukachukai Boarding School, Chinle Junior High School, Chinle High School, Navajo Community College, University of Arizona, Navajo Police Academy, The Arizona Judicial College, The National Judicial College and the American Academy of Judicial Education.

His Clans are Tachii’nii, Kinlichii’nii, Todich’ii’nii and Ashiihi.

Judge Clyde was previously a District Prosecutor for the Navajo Nation.  A job he held for 18 years.  A police officer and criminal investigator with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety were the foundation and roots of his legal background.

Judge Clyde is married to Marce and has three children, two daughters, Melissa, and Ashleigh, and a son, Ashton.  He also has an older son, Josiah.

In addition to his love of the legal field, Judge Clyde is also interested in gaining more knowledge in our traditional laws and teachings.  He is working on an ambitious plan, to apprentice with a traditional practitioner.  His apprenticeship with his nali (paternal grandfather) and his maternal aunt includes learning some of our Dine’ stories, songs and prayers related to the Beauty Way and Protection Way.  With this newly acquired knowledge, application to his everyday life and work is a learning process, both welcome and comforting.  He also used this knowledge at various presentations to students and adults. Judge Clyde also, teaches Dine Traditional Life Skills to people who are on Probation/Parole as a condition to complete a behavioral health class in Chinle and Dilkon District Courts.

He also teaches new attorneys who become members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association in Traditional Cultural Course and the Navajo Common Law.

Chinle Justice Court
PO Box 888
Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone: (928) 674-5922
Fax: (928) 674-5926
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