Rodriguez Morris

Morris 72 dpiPresenting Officer,  The Ethics and Rules Office, Navajo Nation

Mr. Rodriquez Morris is the Presenting Officer for the Navajo Nation Ethics & Rules Office in Window Rock, AZ. Prior to returning to the Navajo Nation Mr. Morris served as an Adjudicator for the State of New Mexico Unemployment Insurance in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also worked for the Eastern New Mexico University/ New Mexico Work Force Solutions in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Mr. Morris also served as the Chief Prosecutor for the Mescalero Apache Tribe from 2010-2012. Prior to his appointment as Chief Prosecutor Mr. Morris served 5 years as Special Prosecutor for the Mescalero Apache Tribe from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Morris also served as an Independent Consultant for the State of New Mexico; Teen Court, LC 15, Albuquerque, NM in 2007-2008. Mr. Morris also worked for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor for 2 years as a Juvenile Presenting Officer and an Assistant Prosecutor for the Canoncito/Alamo District Court and for the Office of the Chief Prosecutor for Navajo Nation Supreme Court on appellant cases for the Navajo Nation, Office of the Prosecutor. Mr. Morris is also a certified Navajo Nation Peacemaker (Mediator) for the Ramah/Alamo/Canoncito and Crownpoint Courts for the Coyote Canyon Chapter. Mr. Morris has also served as a Legal Specialist in the United States Army for the 515th CSSB, Socorro, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico from March 2004 to October 2007, and provided sustainment and support for J1 Legal Support for Operation Joint Thunder for 2006 and 2007. Mr. Morris was honorably discharged from service October 2007 after 6 years of service. Mr. Morris also completed Police Academy with the State of New Mexico as a Patrol Officer in May of 1999 and received his Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Mexico in 2000 and in currently pursuing his Bachelors of University Studies in Indian Jurisprudence Pre Law with focused minors in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Political Science and History.

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