|2/16/2017|A new Ability to Pay bench card is now available. The bench card,
developed by staff from the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) and Trial Court
Services, includes hyperlinks to all relevant authorities.
A court records survey
will be sent to clerks of the court on February 23. Please complete the survey by March 31.
The investiture ceremony for Judge Paul John Cusick will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., in the City Hall Auditorium on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Two Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Please RSVP to Janet Wolters at email@example.com
before February 27. Judges are asked to bring their robes.
|2/15/2017|SCAO in Brief: Revoking a Deferred Judgment. When a defendant violates the terms and
conditions of their probation and fails to appear at their probation violation
arraignment or hearing, does your court automatically revoke any deferred
judgement? This short presentation covers why a defendant has the right
to a hearing before their deferred judgement is revoked and is
intended for judges, court administrators, and probation officers.
|2/15/2017|SCAO in Brief: Tips on Appointing Foreign Language Interpreters. Watch this presentation on the best practices to successfully appoint a foreign language interpreter in a courtroom proceedings. Judges, court administrators and staff can learn about the certified, qualified, non-qualified and employee foreign language interpreters and when to appoint which type.
|2/6/2017|Each court should conduct a preliminary assessment of its website's accessibility using the ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments Title II checklist.
Michigan’s Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program is changing probationers’ lives for the better. But
what is it, and how does it work? This webinar goes over the history of Swift
and Sure; key concepts for program success; eligibility criteria; and
day-to-day operations including court hearings, supervision, drug testing, and
sanctions following violations.
The investiture ceremony for Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones
will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the Erma L. Henderson
Auditorium on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young
Municipal Center, Two Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226. A
reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Judges are asked to bring
The investiture ceremony for Judge Austin W. Garrett
will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the Erma L. Henderson
Auditorium on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal
Center, Two Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226. A reception will
immediately follow the ceremony. Judges are asked to bring their
In an effort to better understand the extent to which courts are referring cases to mediation and how SCAO can support courts’ use of mediation, in September court administrators were asked to respond to a brief surveyi about mediation practices. This memo
summarizes the survey responses and incorporates data received from Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP) centers.