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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Code.

3.02.100 Tribal Court Empowered to Appoint Expert Witnesses

Whenever, in a civil or criminal proceeding, issues arise upon which the Court deems expert evidence is desirable, the Court, on its own motion, or on the request of either the Tribe or the defendant in a criminal proceeding, or of any party in a civil proceeding, may appoint one (1) or more experts to testify at the trial.

Before appointing expert witnesses, the Court may seek to bring the parties to an agreement as to the expert's desire, and if the parties agree, the experts so selected shall be appointed.

The provisions of this rule shall not preclude either party to either a criminal or a civil proceeding from calling an expert witness.