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The Allegan St. visitor parking lot is temporarily closed 10/14/17 to 11/12/17 for minor reconstruction. Free parking will be available during this time in the visitor parking lot on the south side of the MI Library and Historical Center, accessible from Kalamazoo St. through the circle drive.

Videos

2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Changes

2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Changes

This webcast reviews the changes in the Michigan Child Support Formula effecting orders entered after January 1, 2017.  This presentation is intended to update those already familiar with the formula about the changes in the new manual. 

pdf 2017 MCSF Changes Important Links Mentioned

pdf 2017 MCSF Changes Info for Imputing Potential Income

pdf 2017 MCSF Changes Health Insurance Flowchart

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Ability to Pay

Ability to Pay

Judge John Hallacy and Judge James Brady provide an overview of ability-to-pay issues when enforcing court-ordered financial obligations. The webcast includes frequently asked questions and hypothetical scenarios.

pdf Ability To Pay flowcharts

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Accessing the Michigan Courts

Accessing the Michigan Courts

This program is a model for providing information to the public and accessing the Michigan Court System.

 

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Adoption Training-2017

Adoption Training-2017

Different types of adoption often require different processes. This adoption training focuses on the different types of adoption within Michigan and the general procedures that go along with those types of adoptions. 

pdf Adoption Training-2017-recording

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & ADA Amendments Act of 2008

pdf ADA Material PDF
What does the ADA require? Learn the fundamentals and ensure compliance.

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & ADA Amendments Act of 2008 - Closed Caption

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & ADA Amendments Act of 2008 - Closed Caption

pdf ADA Material PDF
What does the ADA require? Learn the fundamentals and ensure compliance.  This recording is in closed caption format.

 

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Bankruptcy & District Court April 2010

Bankruptcy & District Court April 2010

In this April 2010 webcast, several bankruptcy and district court topics are addressed, such as: notification/verification of bankruptcy filing, automatic stay, proof of claim, discharge, and other select topics.

pdf Bankruptcy and District Court Apr2010 compiled

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Case File Management Standards - Overview

Case File Management Standards - Overview

This recording, from the Chief Deputy Clerk seminar in September 2014, includes topics such as Case File Management Standards, Records Management and Retention, Juvenile Records, and Probate Records.

pdf Case File Management Standards Overview-Sept 2014

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Certified Electronic Operator (CeO) - Training Seminar

Certified Electronic Operator (CeO) - Training Seminar

This video requires a password.  Please contact Denice Purves at (517) 373-9526 to obtain the password.

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Criminal Case Processing

Criminal Case Processing

This video provides a deeper understanding of criminal case processing. Common terminology for such processes will be introduced.​

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District Court Case Processing: General Civil

District Court Case Processing:  General Civil

This recording covers the basics of how to process general civil cases in district court.

District Court Case Processing: General Civil

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District Court Case Processing: Miscellaneous Civil

District Court Case Processing:  Miscellaneous Civil

This recording covers the basics of how to process miscellaneous claims in district court.

pdf Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings

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District Court Case Processing: Small Claims

District Court Case Processing:  Small Claims

This recording covers the basics of how to process a small claims case in district court.

pdf District Court Case Processing: Small Claims

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District Court Case Processing: Summary Proceedings

District Court Case Processing:  Summary Proceedings

This recording covers the basics of summary proceedings in district court.

pdf District Court Case Processing: Summary Proceedings

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Effective Communication in the Legal Process for Persons with Hearing Disabilities

Effective Communication in the Legal Process for Persons with Hearing Disabilities

This recording provides information regarding how judges and court staff can effectively communicate with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. It will familiarize the viewer with American Sign Language interpretation.

pdf Effective Communication in the Legal Process for Persons with Hearing Disabilities

 

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FOC Domestic Violence Training: Part 1

FOC Domestic Violence Training:  Part 1

Domestic violence training required by the support and parenting time enforcement act for friend of the court staff who conduct joint meetings.

 

 

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FOC Domestic Violence Training: Part 2

FOC Domestic Violence Training:  Part 2

Domestic violence training required by the support and parenting time enforcement act for friend of the court staff who conduct joint meetings.

 

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Human Trafficking Overview

Human Trafficking Overview

This video presentation will help you recognize common indicators and high risk factors for human trafficking. Learn about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Michigan human trafficking law, legal remedies for victims of human trafficking, as well as state and national trends. 

This presentation was funded by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

pdf Human Trafficking Overview

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Immigration Issues and the State Courts

Immigration Issues and the State Courts

This video is intended to provide a basic framework for understanding immigration status, provide information about non-citizen court patrons in Michigan, and explore the kind of state court matters in which immigration or citizenship status issues may arise.

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In re Jackson

In re Jackson

pdf In re Jackson material
On December 18, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court denied leave in In re Jackson, ___ Mich ___, ___ (2015). The MSC ordered that “any trial court finalizing an adoption [must] provide [specific]  findings on the record[.]” Learn what the court is required to do.

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Indigent Defense System Reform - 1/26/2017

Indigent Defense System Reform - 1/26/2017

In this recording of the MIDC and SCAO January 26, 2017 informational meeting, the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) reviews current Michigan Indigent Defense Delivery Systems and the implementation process for MIDC’s First Four Standards.

pdf Indigent Defense System Reform 1/26/2017

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Jury Management: The New Performance Measure

Jury Management:  The New Performance Measure

This jury management seminar recording provides an overview of the jury management performance measure, juror yield, juror utilization, the MCAP application and current jury management software.

  pdf Jury Management presentation

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Jury Orientation

Jury Orientation

Can your court assist jurors as they prepare for service? This video introduces jurors to the courtroom and trial procedures.

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Jury Orientation - Closed Caption

Jury Orientation - Closed Caption

Can your court assist jurors as they prepare for service? This video introduces jurors to the courtroom and trial procedures.

 

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Juvenile Resentencing under Miller v Alabama and MCL 769.25-25a

Juvenile Resentencing under Miller v Alabama and MCL 769.25-25a

This recording is from the September 2016 seminar which includes a review of the law and procedure in cases where the prosecution is requesting a mandatory life term or term of years sentence.

pdf 1. Excerpt of MJI Juvenile Justice Benchbook

pdf 2. Legal and Practical Considerations_Prof. Thomas presentation

pdf 3. Juvenile Lifer Resentencing Proceedings

pdf 4. Issues with Timing and Record Gathering

pdf 5. Resource Needs and Limitations

pdf 6. What Judges Should Expect From the Parties

pdf Post Seminar Material Time and Costs of SADO Juvenile Lifer Hearings

 

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Legal Advice Guidelines

Legal Advice Guidelines

This video is intended for use by new court employees with little or no experience responding to legal and/or court-related questions posed by the general public.

Legal Advice Guidelines

 

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Making Ethical Decisions

Making Ethical Decisions

This video provides insight into behavior that violates ethical guidelines; offers decision-making guidelines that help avoid the appearance of impropriety; offers responses when faced with ethical dilemmas; and refers to the Model Code of Conduct for Michigan Court Employees.

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment

MAT Guidelines
This recording of Dr. Corey Waller was captured at the 2016 MATCP Conference.

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Mi-FILE: What is E-Filing?

MiFile

 

MiFILE, E-filing, EDMS, CMS.…you might hear these terms and acronyms, but have no idea what they are or how they work together.  This presentation will define these terms and give you the context you need to understand future communications about electronic filing.

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Navigating the Amended Mental Health Code: How to for Court Staff

Navigating the Amended Mental Health Code:  How to for Court Staff

The structure of Kevin’s Law (also known as assisted outpatient treatment) was difficult to navigate, not only for agencies and the public, but also for the courts.  Therefore, Kevin’s Law (and the Mental Health Code) has been amended revising the structure and the conditions under which a person may be ordered into involuntary mental health treatment.  This session will be an introduction for court staff on how to navigate through the amended Mental Health Code.

pdf Navigating the Amended Mental Health Code

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Performance Measures Overview

Performance Measures Overview

Performance measures are quantifiable indicators used to assess how well an organization is achieving its desired objectives. This video explains how Michigan Trial Courts and SCAO have developed and use performance measures as a court management tool. 

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Personal Protection Orders (PPOS) - An Introduction

Personal Protection Orders (PPOS) - An Introduction

This training addresses the basics of initiating, enforcing, modifying, extending, and terminating a Personal Protection Order.

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Problem-solving Courts: Certification Process

Problem-solving Courts: Certification Process

Have you heard about the new certification process for Michigan’s problem-solving courts?  Certification starts in fiscal year 2018 for adult drug courts, DWI courts, hybrid courts, and family dependency drug courts — and these programs will start applying for certification in April 2017.  In fiscal year 2019, certification starts for mental health courts and veteran’s treatment courts.  This webinar will introduce you to the basics of certification and the certification process.

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Providing Quality Public Service

Providing Quality Public Service

Learn techniques for providing quality service to court customers.

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Responding to Opioid Addiction in Your Community: Conducting a Town Hall Meeting Seminar

Responding to Opioid Addiction in Your Community: Conducting a Town Hall Meeting Seminar


Materials for a half-day seminar on conducting a town hall meeting to address the opiate epidemic in the local community.

 

pdf Responding to Opioid Addiction in Your Community: Conducting a Town Hall Meeting Seminar Materials  - NEW!

document 23rd Circuit Court Town Hall Meeting Presentation

pdf SCAO Responding to Opioid Addiction in Your Community Presentation

 

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SCAO In Brief: Collections Quiz Show

SCAO In Brief:  Collections Quiz Show

This brief presentation will address some frequently asked questions in court collections.                                                                                                   

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SCAO In Brief: Deferred Judgment and Delayed Sentence

SCAO In Brief:  Deferred Judgment and Delayed Sentence

This video presentation will outline the difference between deferring the entry of a judgment of guilt and delaying sentence.

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SCAO In Brief: Forms Revision Process

SCAO In Brief:  Forms Revision Process

This recording explains how to request changes to SCAO forms in addition to how SCAO forms are revised.

pdf SCAO In Brief: Forms Revision Process

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SCAO in Brief: Ignition Interlock in Michigan

SCAO in Brief:  Ignition Interlock in Michigan

Have you ever wondered how Michigan’s Ignition Interlock program works and what the law says? In this webinar, you’ll learn about the ignition interlock law in Michigan’s drug/DWI statute and its companion legislation in the Motor Vehicle Code, and the history of interlocks, how they work, and requirements for a court to participate in the Ignition Interlock program in Michigan.

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SCAO in Brief: One Court of Justice website - Top 10 Tips

SCAO in Brief:  One Court of Justice website - Top 10 Tips

Looking for guidance on exploring the Michigan Courts | One Court of Justice website?  This brief video provides the top 10 tips on navigation of the Michigan Courts | One Court of Justice website.

 

 

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SCAO in Brief: Regional vs. Standalone Problem-Solving Courts

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Creating a new problem-solving court?  Unsure if it should be regional or standalone?  In this webinar, you will learn about the differences between regional and standalone problem-solving court programs and how to determine which way your program should go. 

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SCAO in Brief: Revoking a Deferred Judgment

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.  This video is intended for judges, court administrators, and probation officers.

Revoking a Deferred Judgment

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SCAO in Brief: Top 10 Case File Management Standards Errors

SCAO in Brief:  Top 10 Case File Management Standards Errors

This recording provides guidance to avoid the top 10 most common case file management standards errors SCAO staff sees when reviewing trial court files.   

pdf SCAO in Brief: Top 10 CFMS Errors    

 

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SCAO in Brief: Tips on Appointing Foreign Language Interpreters

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.

pdf Tips on Appointing Foreign Language Interpreters

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SCAO in Brief: Transfer of Supervision to a PSC

SCAO in Brief: Transfer of Supervision to a PSC

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Serving the Self-Represented

Serving the Self-Represented

Serving the Self-Represented

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Special Pathogens Legal Training-Part 1

Special Pathogens Legal Training-Part 1

This recording is Part 1 of an one-day training to review state and local emergency management systems, emerging public health threats, and applicable laws.  The central focus is on the role of the courts in the event of an outbreak of a special pathogen.  

pdf Public Health Law Bench Book for Michigan Courts

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Special Pathogens Legal Training-Part 2

Special Pathogens Legal Training-Part 2

This recording is Part 2 of an one-day training to review state and local emergency management systems, emerging public health threats, and applicable laws.  The central focus is on the role of the courts in the event of an outbreak of a special pathogen.  

pdf Public Health Law Bench Book for Michigan Courts

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Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program

Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program

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.

pdf SSSPP

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