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Court Community Connections Program

While the Supreme Court normally hears oral argument at the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Supreme Court justices and staff are traveling to various communities as part of "Court Community Connections," which the Supreme Court started in 2007 as a public education program aimed principally at high school students. The goal is to help students understand the appellate courts and Michigan's judicial system.


See the listing below for a history of Court Community Connections programs.

Date

Location

September 2007

Lapeer

May 2008

Hastings

October 2008

Saginaw Valley State University

May 2009

Centreville in St. Joseph County

October 2009

Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills

April 2010

Lake Michigan College in Berrien County

October 2010

Siena Heights University in Lenawee County

May 2011

The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn

October 2011

Tuscola County Tech Center, Caro

May 2012

Marshall

October 2012

Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids

April 2013

Midland Center for the Arts, Midland

October 2013

Mecosta and Osceola, Big Rapids

April 2014

Kalamazoo

October 2014

Macomb County Community College

April 2015

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Washtenaw County

October 2015

Van Buren

April 2016

Jenison Center for the Arts, Ottawa County

October 2016

River Rouge

April 2017

Petoskey

October 2017

Cass Tech

 

To prepare for oral argument, students meet with local attorneys, who discuss the case that the Court will hear. After the argument, students participate in a debriefing session with the attorneys who argued the case.

 

Contact the Public Information Office at 517-373-0129 or 517-373-1067 for additional information. 

 

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Michigan Adoption Day

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year, Michigan holds Adoption Day activities. More information about this special event is available on the Michigan Adoption Day page.  

 

Constitution Day

Federal law requires schools to teach about the Constitution on or near September 17, the date the Constitution was signed in 1787. The U.S. Constitution embodies the United States' founding principles, including the rule of law. Constitution Day resources are available on the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center web site. (Michigan has had four constitutions in 1835, 1850, 1908, and 1963. For information about the State Constitution, visit the Michigan Legislature
 
Additional resources are available at uscourts.gov, the Center for Civic Education, the National Constitution Center, the State Bar of Michigan, and icivics.
 

Law Day

Law Day, a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law, underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share. Resources to help with Law Day planning are available on the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center. Additional resources are available through the Michigan Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
 

Juror Appreciation

The Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court extend our sincere gratitude to those who serve jury duty. Through service, you ensure that the right to trial by a jury is guaranteed for all in the Great Lakes State. Additional information is available on the Juror Appreciation page.

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Michigan Supreme Court
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909

Fax: (517) 373-9831

  

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John Nevin

NevinJ@courts.mi.gov

517-373-0129

Lynn Seaks

SeaksL@courts.mi.gov

517-373-1067

Stacy Sellek

SellekS@courts.mi.gov

517-373-0035