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2021 Magistrate Specialty Webinar

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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).

 

Pretrial Update

pdf Pretrial Update Material

 

State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Update

pdf SCAO Update Material

 

Using Motivational Communication

pdf Using Motivational Communication Material

 

Traffic Law and Marijuana Update

pdf Traffic Law & Marijuana Update Material

pdf Traffic Law & Marijuana Update Additional Material

 

 

 

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2021 Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates (MADCM) Annual Conference

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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.

pdf Agenda

pdf Field Services Update Material

pdf State Court Administrative Office Update Material

pdf Michigan Department of State Update Material

pdf Michigan State Police Update Material

pdf Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Update Material

pdf Michigan Judicial Institute Update Material

pdf Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan - Current Issues with Search Warrants PowerPoint

pdf Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan - Current Issues with Search Warrants Material

pdf Mechanics of the Judicial Tenure Commission and Recent Activities Generating Complaints PowerPoint

pdf Mechanics of the Judicial Tenure Commission and Recent Activities Generating Complaints Material

 

 

 

 

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2021 Michigan Child Support Formula Update: A Formula for Better Customer Outcomes

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This webinar will describe the major changes to the Michigan Child Support Formula, effective January 1, 2021.

pdf MJI/FOCB Webinar: 2021 Michigan Child Support Formula Update: A Formula for Better Customer Outcomes

 

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A Debate – The American Rescue Plan: Rescued Parents, Rescued Children, or Both?

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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.

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Assisting Parents in Reaching Custody and Parenting Time Agreements

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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.

pdf MJI/FOCB Webinar: Assisting Parents in Reaching Custody and Parenting Time Agreements

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District Court Probation Officers Webinar: Criminal Justice Reform: Implications of the 2020 Jail Task Force Legislation on Court Proceedings

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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.

pdf Material for the District Court Probation Officers Webinar: Criminal Justice Reform: Implications of the 2020 Jail Task Force Legislation on Court Proceedings

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Domestic Violence Screening for Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Staff

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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.

pdf Material for Domestic Violence Screening for Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Staff Webinar

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Facilitative and Information-Gathering Conferences

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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.

pdf FOCB FIG Training PowerPoint, September 10, 2020

pdf FOCB Consent to Participate Form

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Family Division Referees: Ethics

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The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a webinar specifically designed for family division referees.  This webinar, presented by Mr. Lynn Helland, Executive Director and General Counsel, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC), will provide an overview of the JTC and address common situations which result in complaints against jurists.  By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to identify the role of the JTC and the types of jurist behaviors the JTC typically encounters that result in disciplinary action.  This webinar is password protected, please contact MJI at 517-373-7171, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the webinar link and password.

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Friend of the Court Employee Webinar - February 22-25, 2021

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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.

Building Support Calculation Expertise

Child Support Formula Overview

Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support Enforcement: The Basics

Customer Service 101

Customer Service in a Virtual Environment

Functions of the Friend of the Court Office

Improving Support Order Quality

Motivational Interviewing

Overcoming Personal Bias

Professionalism and Ethics

Resources for Custody, Parenting Time, ADR Professional

Support Enforcement – Stepping Outside of the Revolving Door

The “New” Michigan Parenting Time Guideline

 

Building Support Calculation Expertise

folder Building Support Calculation Expertise Session Material

 

Child Support Formula Overview

pdf Child Support Formula Overview Session Material

 

Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support Enforcement: The Basics

pdf Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support Enforcement: The Basics Session Material

 

Customer Service 101

pdf Customer Service 101 Session Material

 

Customer Service in a Virtual Environment

pdf Customer Service in a Virtual Environment Session Material

 

Functions of the Friend of the Court Office

pdf Functions of the Friend of the Court Office Session Material

 

Improving Support Order Quality

pdf Improving Support Order Quality Session Material

 

Motivational Interviewing

pdf Motivational Interviewing Session Material

 

Overcoming Personal Bias

pdf Overcoming Personal Bias Session Material

 

Professionalism and Ethics

pdf Professionalism and Ethics Session Material

 

Resources for Custody, Parenting Time, ADR Professional

pdf Resources for Custody, Parenting Time, ADR Professional Session Material

 

Support Enforcement - Stepping Outside of the Revolving Door

pdf Support Enforcement – Stepping Outside of the Revolving Door Session Material

 

The "New" Michigan Parenting Time Guideline

pdf The “New” Michigan Parenting Time Guideline Session Material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Use Custody Case Law to Your Advantage

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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.

pdf Material for How to Use Custody Case Law to Your Advantage

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Intensive Supervision Probation: A Webinar for Chief District Court Judges and Chief Probation Officers

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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.

pdf Intensive Supervision Probation Webinar Material

 

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Issues and Challenges Presented by Sovereign Citizens

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Recent events have refocused attention on the militia movement and upon sovereign citizens. To help trial court staff better identify the nature and tactics of this group, the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to present this webinar.  This webinar is password protected, please contact MJI at 517-373-7171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the password.

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Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: 2021 Fall Juvenile Justice Training Virtual Conference

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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.

pdf Material for the Teen Dating Violence Session

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.

pdf Material for the A Parent's Journey Session

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.

pdf Material for the Bouncing Forward: Dealing with and Growing Through Stress

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Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: 2021 Spring Training Virtual Conference

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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.

pdf Material for the Creating and Activating Hope Session

Creating and Activating Hope - The Power of Choice

 

Hope Is What We Do: Girl-Centered Practice

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Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: 2021 Winter Training Event Virtual Conference

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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.

pdf Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: 2021 Winter Training Event: The Art of Effective, Strength-Based Communicating with At-Risk Youth and Family Members

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Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: A Truly Remarkable Examination of the Soul, Science, and Culture of Hope

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This forum will introduce the Science of Hope and the cultural strategic framework that has been developed through extensive research.

pdf Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Webinar: A Truly Remarkable Examination of the Soul, Science, and Culture of Hope

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Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20: Fall Virtual Educational Training Conference, October 29-30, 2020

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This three-session virtual conference further examines the science of hope and strategies to instill hope in juvenile justice–involved youth and families.

 

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License Suspensions and Impacts from Statutory Changes

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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).

pdf License Suspensions and Impacts from Statutory Changes Material

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McGirt v Oklahoma: Understanding the Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision

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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.

Link to McGirt v Oklahoma US SCT Decision

 

 

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