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2019 The Updated Path of Kevin's Law

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pdf 2019 Kevin's Law Training Materials

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.

  pdf Webinar Material

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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

pdf Ability To Pay presentation

pdf Ability To Pay Update to Materials

 

 

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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

pdf Adoption Training-2017-Errata

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Advice of Rights and Plea Information

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These recordings, in nine different languages, were recorded for Foreign Language plea hearings.

 

Arabic Advice of Rights (Attorney) 

Arabic Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Bosnian Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Bosnian Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


English Advice of Rights (Attorney)

English Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Hakka Chin Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Hakka Chin Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Kinyarwanda Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Kinyarwanda Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Nepali Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Nepali Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Spanish Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Spanish Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Swahili Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Swahili Advice of Rights (No Attorney)


Vietnamese Advice of Rights (Attorney)

Vietnamese Advice of Rights (No Attorney)

 

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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

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

 

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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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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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Building Your Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: Strategies for Identification, Prevention, and Recovery

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In this webinar, you will gain skills for identifying signs of vicarious trauma in the workplace.  You will be prepared to develop personalized tools for preventing vicarious trauma, and learn strategies for addressing symptoms if vicarious trauma occurs.

pdf MJI/FOCB Webinar: Building Your Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: Strategies for Identification, Prevention, and Recovery

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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 Robin Clear at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain the password.

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Conducting a Jury Trial during the Pandemic Webinar - July 2020

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This webinar provides information and resources to guide assembling a plan for conducting a jury trial during the pandemic.

pdf Conducting a Jury Trial during the Pandemic Materials

Memo from SCAO Regionals Regarding Jury Trials (July 31)

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Conducting Virtual Court in Child Protective Proceedings

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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.

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Considering SCOTUS Precedent with a New Lens

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A 60 minute webinar with Erwin Chemerinsky, J.D., Dean and Professor at Berkeley Law School for judicial and quasi-judicial officers presiding over criminal and or juvenile proceedings or reviewing criminal or juvenile proceedings on appeal.

 

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COVID-19 Medical Overview - an Excerpt from the Ongoing Medical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations for Managing COVID-19 conference session

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In this recording, an excerpt from a session held during the 2021 Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference, you will hear from Dr. Mark Ebell from the University of Georgia, College of Public Health. Dr. Ebell provides a COVID-19 Overview and identifies court practices to ensure the safety of jurists, court personnel, practitioners, jurors, witnesses, and the public.

pdf Session handout

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DCAS Basic Training

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The DCAS Basic Training is recorded into nine recordings to be viewed in numerical order and sorted by content.  The DCAS Basic training is for newer users of DCAS and those wanting a refresher on its basic use. Viewers will learn the icons to navigate the DCAS pages, build simple and multivariable study groups, run simple descriptive statistics and interpret their output, and run performance measures on their program. Viewers of this training should have had a DCCMIS training prior and access to the DCAS component. Materials described in the training can be found here.

 

1-Introduction

 


2-DCAS Datasets

 


3-Categorical Output

 


4-Continuous Output

 


5-Survival Analysis Output

 


6-Raw Data

 


7-Building Study Groups

 


8-Performance Measures

 


9-Conclusion

 

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DCAS II Advanced Training

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This training is for experienced users of DCAS and covers the standard deviation, process and outcomes evaluations, and two types of comparison analysis - the chi square test for independence and the t-test.  Viewers should have solid knowledge of building multivariable study groups.  The training is designed to help team members evaluate program design and program effectiveness using different analyses.

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1-Introduction


 

2-Standard Deviation


 

3-Process Evaluation


 

4-Outcomes Evaluation


 

5-Chi Square


 

6-T-Test

 

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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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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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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I): The Benefits of Developing a DE&I Plan Webinar

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A webinar designed to give participant an opportunity to learn the purpose of a DE &I plan why developing a plan is essential to meeting organization diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and how to approach developing a plan that will work for their court.

pdf The Benefits of Developing a DE&I Plan Webinar Materials

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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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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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eLearning Faculty Development Workshop

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This workshop offers current information on the pedagogy of online, synchronous (live) adult education and offer options for incorporating theory and best practices to engage the virtual learner into an online, live education session. This workshop was offered on August 31, 2021 and September 1, 2021.

This program was developed under grant number SJI-21-P-006. The points of view expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the State Justice Institute.

pdf eLearning Faculty Development Workshop Materials

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Establishing an Eviction Diversion Program

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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.

Establishing an Eviction Diversion Program Materials

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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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Family Division Referees: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Division Webinar

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The Michigan Judicial Institute is pleased to offer these webinars designed for family division referees.  The purpose of this webinar is to enhance referees’ understanding of current issues that impact their role as jurists.

Juvenile Division Material and Webinars:

pdf Material for Statutory, Court Rule, and Caselaw Update (Juvenile Division)

 

pdf Material for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What Jurists Need to Know

 

pdf Material for Updated Perspectives on Youth Marijuana Use

 

pdf Material for Medication Assisted Treatment and Child Welfare

 

Domestic Relations Division Material and Webinars:

pdf Material for Statutory, Court Rule, and Caselaw Update

pdf Additional Material for Statutory, Court Rule and Caselaw Update

 

pdf Material for Crafting Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

 

pdf Material for Child Support Issues

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Fathers on Child Support: "I Matter Too"

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The Kingz Table panel discusses the socialization of men into fathers, the benefits a father can bring to his child’s life, and the challenges that fathers experience when returning home from incarceration.

 

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Friend of the Court Domestic Violence Training

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pdf Friend of the Court Domestic Violence Training Certification of Participation Form

Friend of the Court Domestic Violence Resource Guide

 

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Friend of the Court: Sovereign Citizens

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Sovereign citizens adhere to a view that the existing American governmental structure, including the courts, is illegitimate, and they, the sovereign citizens, retain an individual common-law identity exempting them from the authority of government institutions.  This session prepares participants to identify behaviors and characteristics of a “sovereign citizen,” and to better understand the nature and tactics of this group.  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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Fundamentals of Problem-Solving Courts April 14, 2021

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This training focuses on identifying and implementing evidence-based practices and standards to ensure the best outcomes for your treatment court.

 

1. SCAO/MATCP Resources and Continuing Education 


2. Working as a Team


3. Target Population, Screening, and Assessments


4. Confidentiality and Due Process


5. Risk, Needs, Responsivity Model


6. Incentives and Sanctions


7. Treating Addiction and Mental Illness in Problem-Solving Courts/Evidence-based Models of Therapy


8. Drug Testing - Best Practices and Standards


9. Program Data and Evaluation


10. Final Questions and Answers

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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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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

pdf Human Trafficking Overview Update and Errata

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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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Interaction of Immigration and Family Law Session I: Immigration Law Overview

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Immigration status is an important factor in the lives of many who appear in state court proceedings.  A basic understanding of the U.S. immigration system, including an overview of U.S. immigration laws and the agencies that implement and enforce immigration law, can inform interactions with various legal systems. This session introduces key concepts and terms in U.S. immigration law, explain how the immigration process works, and provide general information on the various issues and concerns that arise for immigrants in different statuses.

pdf Material for the Interaction of Family Law Session I: Immigration Law Overview

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Interaction of Immigration and Family Law Session II: Immigration Issues Affecting Families

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Building on the overview from Session I, this session focuses on the ways in which issues of immigration law and status interact with family law.  In particular, this session examines ways in which interactions with family service and child protection systems create both opportunities and dangers for immigrant families and identifies principles for approaching the complex interaction of family and immigration law.

pdf Material for Interaction of Family Law Session II: Immigration Issues Affecting Families

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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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Jury Management as a Performance Measure

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This presentation addresses the importance of jury management, why it is important as a court performance measurement and measuring juror yield and juror utilization.

Jury Management as a Performance Measure

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Jury Orientation

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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

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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 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.

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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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).

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.

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Medically Fragile Children in Foster Care

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Topic highlights of this session include: Introduction and Background, Defining "Medically Fragile", Hearing Stages, Worker Expectations, Consents for Medical Treatment, Risk of Harm Considerations, and Secondary Trauma.

pdf Material for Medically Fragile Children in Foster Care

 

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Mi-FILE: What is E-Filing?

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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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My Ex Won’t Stop Needling Me - COVID Mandates and Their Effects on FOC Support, Custody, and Parenting Time Activities

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Federal OSHA regulations recently mandated COVID vaccinations in workplaces with over 100 employees.  While the regulations are subject to legal challenges and interpretation, the FOC offices will need to be prepared to address real-world issues that parties will experience.  This panel includes referees and FOC directors discussing how a potential mandate will affect decisions to enforce, how to enforce, when it may be proper to impute income, and custody decisions that arise because of mandates.  This webinar will help IV-D workers improve their skills to address the vaccination mandate.

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

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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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New Civil Discovery Rules Seminar & Webinar - August 26, 2019

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This seminar recording will highlight the important changes to the civil discovery rules and offer practical advice for case management and discovery issues.

 

pdf Agenda

pdf A 21st Century Approach: Strategic Judicial Case Management

pdf Highlights of the Major Discovery Rules Changes

pdf Working Smarter Not Harder: How Excellent Judges Manage Cases through Communication and Coordination with Parties and Lawyers

pdf References

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New Developments in Adolescent Sexual Behavior Assessment

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The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to offer this one-hour webinar on new developments in adolescent sexual behavior assessment.  This webinar is a training primer on the Protective + Risk Observations for Eliminating Sexual Offense Recidivism (PROFESOR), and Good Lives Model for adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

New Developments in Adolescent Sexual Behavior Assessment Material

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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 Identifying Information

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A webinar that discusses the Personal Identifying Information (PII) court rule, ways that PII will be protected, a party's responsibility to redact PII, the court's responsibility to redact (or not redact) PII, and other frequently asked questions. This webinar was a part of the MJI Virtual Court Executive Team Conference held on January 20, 2022.

pdf Personal Identifying Information Materials

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Priority Treatment and New Procedure for Landlord/Tenant Cases

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On June 24, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2020-17 directing courts to process landlord/tenant cases using a prioritization approach.  This approach ensures that landlord/tenant cases are able to be filed and adjudicated efficiently.  

Administrative Order 2020-17

Guidance Document Issued in Conjunction with AO 2020-17

MSHDA - Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA) Contact List

Community Dispute Resolution Program List

CDRP Interactive Map

Executive Order No. 2020-134 Eviction Diversion Program for COVID-19 Related Debtors

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pdf Priority Treatment and New Procedure for L/T Cases webinar presentation

 

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Probate Register Webinar Series

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The list below includes available videos.  

The Role of the Probate Register

Mental Health Proceedings

Wills and Estates

Adult Guardianships

Minor Guardianships

Conservatorships

Guardianships for Developmentally Disabled Persons

 

The Role of the Probate Register

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.

 

Mental Health Proceedings

This webinar will review the various processes for involuntary mental health proceedings.

pdf Mental Health Proceedings Presentation

pdf Processing an Out-of-County Petition for Mental Health Treatment (Hospitalization) Handout

 

Wills and Estates

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.

pdf Wills and Estates Presentation

 

Adult Guardianships

This webinar will focus on the adult guardianship process for incapacitated individuals, from petition to closing.

pdf Adult Guardianships Webinar Materials

  

Minor Guardianships

This presentation will cover the nuts and bolts of minor guardianships.

pdf Minor Guardianships Webinar Materials

 

Conservatorships

Being a conservator is not a simple role, but one demanding responsibility, patience, sensitivity, and the ability to work with finances.  There are a number of duties the Conservator owes to the person they have agreed to assist. There are also duties the Conservator owes to the court.

pdf Conservatorships Webinar Material

 

Guardianships for the Developmentally Disabled Persons

This presentation addresses the process for petitioning the probate court for appointment of a plenary or partial guardian for an individual with an alleged developmental disability.  The presentation covers the Mental Health Code provisions related to guardianships for the developmentally disabled, the applicable forms, and important “things to know” about the process.

pdf Guardianships for the Developmentally Disabled Persons Webinar Material

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Problem-Solving Court 2018 Certification Process Training

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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.

 

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Providing Virtual Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many FOC offices have had to provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services virtually.  This webinar provides information that will assist FOC offices with meeting all legal requirements necessary when providing virtual ADR services.  This webinar also provides information on how to make virtual FOC ADR most effective and efficient.

pdf Material for the Providing Virtual Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

 

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Real Talk from Both Sides: Mothers and Fathers Share Friend of the Court Experiences

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The panel will explore the different expectations of women and men in their parental roles; how those expectations impact service delivery by various agencies; pain points experienced in the child support system for mothers versus fathers; and the long-term impact of child support enforcement on women, men, and children.  The panel will also talk about the best interest standard ideology and what it means to parents who are working through an issue in a domestic relations case.

 

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

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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!

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pdf SCAO Responding to Opioid Addiction in Your Community Presentation

 

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Returning to Full Capacity at Your Courthouse

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The list below includes available videos.

May 1, 2020 Webinar: Returning to Full Capacity at Your Courthouse

May 8, 2020 Webinar: Implementing a Phased-In Return to Full Courthouse Operations

May 14, 2020 Webinar: Return to Full Capacity: Human Resources Issues

 

Resources regarding Return to Full Capacity can be found HERE.


 

May 1, 2020 Webinar: Returning to Full Capacity at Your Courthouse

 

May 8, 2020 Webinar: Implementing a Phased-In Return to Full Courthouse Operations

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May 14, 2020 Webinar: Return to Full Capacity: Human Resources Issues

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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

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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: 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: Restitution- Frequently Asked Questions

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This presentation will cover some frequently asked questions regarding court ordered criminal restitution.

 

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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Self-Care and Team-Care During Isolation

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Sticky Situations: Tax Basics, Undocumented Income, and CALC Tricks - Part II

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This webinar continues the discussion addressing common income and tax situations that require a little more digging.  This session discusses situations including rental income, independent contractors, and cases where individuals are not yet back to work from the Pandemic.  Attendees will learn helpful tips and tricks in applying the information to CALC, and will walk away with some resources to help calculate support.

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Sticky Situations: Tax Basics, Undocumented Income, and CALC Tricks

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View this quick-hitting session for an overview of common income and tax situations that require a little more digging. This webinar discusses situations including rental income, independent contractors, and cases where individuals are not yet back to work from the Pandemic. Attendees will learn helpful tips and tricks in applying the information to CALC, and will walk away with some resources to help caseworkers when calculating support.

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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.

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Unconventional Locate Tools to Maximize Case Management

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Seventy-seven percent of Americans go online on a daily basis, including twenty-six percent who are online almost constantly. Whether you are a #Noob, or a #Techie, be a part of this session as we talk about trends of social media and other online locate tools.

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Using Innovative Enforcement Techniques to Respond to Difficult Parenting Time Disputes

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This presentation focuses on how procedures in the Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act can be used innovatively to resolve the most difficult parenting time complaints and better serve families with FOC cases.

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Verbal Diffusion and Violence De-escalation Techniques

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The purpose of this course is to give tools to our frontline workers for peaceful interactions and how to respond to those whom are noncompliant.  When an encounter escalates, what are the employee safeguards and options to avoid becoming a victim?  There are verbal mechanisms, as well as physical stances, that should be available to our workers.  The tools can be utilized not only in the workplace but also in everyday confrontational encounters.

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What Mothers Really Think about Child Support

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Panelists share their diverse perspectives shaped by their unique experiences, touching on topics like implicit bias and how the domestic relations system has impacted their family’s relationships over time.

 

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What the Best Interest Factors Really Mean: Making Child Custody Determinations Using Plain English

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The best interest factors, set forth in MCL 722.23, are at the core of all custody determinations.  This webinar explores the meaning behind each factor and what kind of information to look for in each case to help you make a custody determination by applying those facts to the factors.

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Working with Military and Veteran Families

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This webinar is designed to cover the high-level basics of military income, to learn about the needs unique to returning service members, and to talk about some of the services available to them.

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