This webinar is intended for current (both new and experienced) district court magistrates and is independent of the new magistrate certification course required by MCL 600.8512(2).
MJI Videos - General
Presentations are provided from various agencies: State Court Administrative Office, Michigan Department of State, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, the Michigan Judicial Institute, and the Judicial Tenure Commission.
This webinar will describe the major changes to the Michigan Child Support Formula, effective January 1, 2021.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) could have a tremendous impact on the child support program. The ARP included a third stimulus payment, an increase to the child tax credit, an increase to the child and dependent care tax credit, and unemployment benefit implication. At this training, you will come away with the ability to better understand and implement how each of these issues from the ARP could affect child support in setting support and enforcement.
This webinar will provide information that will help friend of the court staff and prosecutors in assisting parents in reaching custody and parenting time agreements.
This webinar will provide an overview of the Jail Task Force Legislation impacting procedures related to appearance tickets, warrants, sentencings, driver’s license suspensions, reclassification of some misdemeanor offenses to civil infractions, and probation.
This webinar provides technical information that will help friend of the court (FOC) staff meet the domestic violence screening requirements provided for in MCR 3.224 and State Court Administrative Office Policies.
This webinar discusses how to effectively conduct a facilitative information-gathering conference. The following topics are addressed: domestic violence, how to effectively work with family law attorneys, use of Zoom, and how to properly complete forms FOC 124, 125, and FOC 89.
The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to offer a four-day webinar for friend of the court (FOC) staff.
The list below includes available videos.
Custody case law can provide clarity for certain circumstances and answer difficult custody questions. This micro-training explores recent custody case law and how it can help you in your work. This training focuses on how to use this case law in the context of custody and parenting time services to help analyze issues and draft reports.
This webinar will provide an overview of the experience of the 23rd District Court since implementing an intensive supervision program and how it has improved outcomes.
Teen Dating Violence
This presentation provides an overview of brain development during adolescence, including typical adolescent brain development; how brain development may be impeded by toxic stress and adversity; implications of brain development in how we understand and address teen dating violence; and, recommendations and promising practices for effective intervention in cases of teen dating violence.
A Parent's Journey
Parents are the most important people in a young person's life and it is never too late to make a difference. Parents must be allies and partners when youth wander from society's norms. Rick Miller provides tools that help parents and service providers maximize their own creativity, wisdom, and intuition in helping kids succeed.
Bouncing Forward: Dealing with and Growing Through Stress
This session focuses on resilience and growth during current stressors; particularly with the backdrop of COVID-19. The concept of Post Traumatic Growth is introduced, and participants have an opportunity to consider their own life experiences and how to move forward from difficult situations.
This conference will further examine the science of hope and strategies to instill hope in juvenile justice–involved youth and families. In addition is an informative and compelling presentation on Girl-Centered Practice - as girls are entering the system in increasing numbers.
Creating and Activating Hope - The Power of Choice
Hope Is What We Do: Girl-Centered Practice
Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk youth that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. This workshop will introduce a number of strength-based verbal interventions that help professionals to better engage and motivate at-risk youth.
This forum will introduce the Science of Hope and the cultural strategic framework that has been developed through extensive research.
This three-session virtual conference further examines the science of hope and strategies to instill hope in juvenile justice–involved youth and families.
This webinar is a lively discussion around the amendments to Michigan statutes that go into effect on October 1, 2021. Learn about what these changes are and how your work is impacted. Considerations will be shared (such as using SSR and MiCSES information to drive decisions) as well as a refresher on how to process license procedures given these new rules (MLIC and LCSP use).
This webinar is a presentation by Riyaz Kanji, lead counsel on brief and at argument for McGirt v. Oklahoma (2020), who successfully defended the legal validity of the Nation’s 1866 reservation boundaries before the US Supreme Court.