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.
Public Act 593 of 2018 amended parts of Chapter 4 of the Mental Health Code providing additional clarity to the processes and procedures under which a person may be ordered into involuntary mental health treatment. This session is a summary of those changes and will assist judges and court staff in understanding the processing changes.
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.
What does the ADA require? Learn the fundamentals and ensure compliance.
What does the ADA require? Learn the fundamentals and ensure compliance. This recording is in closed caption format.
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.
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.
This video requires a password. Please contact Denice Purves at (517) 373-9526 to obtain the password.
Child Welfare Services held a webinar on April 10, 2020 where an expert panel discussed their policies, practices, and experiences conducting virtual court proceedings. The panel discussed federal requirements, important new MDHHS COVID-19 policies related to child protective proceedings, and answered participants' questions live.
This recording covers the basics of how to process miscellaneous claims in district court.
This recording covers the basics of summary proceedings in district court.
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.
This webinar introduces the 55th District Court Eviction Diversion Program, a collaborative program that keeps tenants in their domicile while getting landlords the money owed to them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Please note that this video must be viewed in Internet Explorer; it will not work in Google Chrome.
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.
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.
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.
This seminar recording will highlight the important changes to the civil discovery rules and offer practical advice for case management and discovery issues.
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This video is a mini collection of topics for the new probate register including: the History of the Probate Court and the Probate Register Role; Navigating the Rewarding Role of the Probate Register; the Key Role of the Probate Register.
This webinar will review the various processes for involuntary mental health proceedings.
Death is never easy and when wills and estates are involved, someone has either died or is planning for the inevitability. This webinar will explore the full spectrum of deceased estate issues, including the receipt of wills for safekeeping, options for transferring a decedent’s property without an estate, and the basics for processing deceased estate matters, including formal, informal, supervised and ancillary proceedings.
This webinar will focus on the adult guardianship process for incapacitated individuals, from petition to closing.
This is a recording of the Problem-Solving Court Certification Process Training on April 3, 2018. Topics include certification of problem-solving courts under statute; the types of programs that have an upcoming certification site visit; provisional certification and cycles; how to achieve certification; the certification process before, during, and after the site visit; and a click-by-click tutorial on completing a certification application in WebGrants.
Materials for a half-day seminar on conducting a town hall meeting to address the opiate epidemic in the local community.
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Resources regarding Return to Full Capacity can be found HERE.
This video presentation will outline the difference between deferring the entry of a judgment of guilt and delaying sentence.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation will cover some frequently asked questions regarding court ordered criminal restitution.
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.
This recording provides guidance to avoid the top 10 most common case file management standards errors SCAO staff sees when reviewing trial court files.
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.
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.
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.
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.