Tribal court clerks are generally responsible for keeping track of the dates and times of tribal court activities such as hearing dates and deadlines for sending notices to parties. This information is kept on a court calendar, or sometimes referred to as the court docket.
Calendaring programs that come with most office software programs such as ‘Microsoft Outlook’ are easy to use and adequate for most all Alaska tribal courts. The calendaring programs help the clerks to track cases in numerous ways. They have alert signals that can be set to notify the clerk to send notices by a certain date, when a case is due for a review hearing, or to have the clerk remind judges in advance of any dates on the calendar in order to permit them to prepare and schedule their time. Monthly, weekly, or daily events can be printed out if hard copies of the calendar are needed.