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With the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Hillsdale County over the month of March 2021, the Courts in Hillsdale County have now moved back to Phase I. This means that court cases will be conducted via Zoom, including preliminary exams and felony sentencing. With this in mind, please call the court offices for specific information. All other Hillsdale County offices including the County Clerk and the County Prosecutor’s Office continue to be open by appointment.

If you require accommodations to use the court because of a disability, or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements.

General guidelines for participation in a remote court hearing:

  • Download and become familiar with the program being used for the hearing, and test the video, microphone, and speaker controls.
  • If you are having technical issues, please review any technical support provided by the program or application.
  • Find a space that will have as few interruptions as possible. If you will be using video, make sure there is good lighting.
  • The remote court hearing is a court proceeding and therefore an extension of the courtroom — appropriate conduct and attire is required. The judge has control over the proceedings and participants as if they were present in the actual courtroom.
  • The information on the Notice of Hearing with Remote Participation form to join the remote hearing may only be used by you to participate in the hearing.

Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)

Help for tenant and landlords to resolve eviction cases without the need for a trial before a Judge. Click to read details about the EDP mediation services that District Court 2B provides in partnership with Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services, Legal SErvices of South Central Michigan, Community Action Agency & Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

Notice of Hearing and Remote Participation

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, on April 7, 2020 the Michigan Supreme Court implemented Administrative Order 2020-6 which expanded the authority of judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive your Notice of Hearing and Remote Participation which include Guidelines for participation in remote hearings and technical instructions for partcipating in the remote hearing .

Advice of Rights & Plea Information

The Advice of Rights and Plea Information advises you of your rights during arraignment. Click the link that pertains to your hearing before your arraignment. Questions and concerns will be addressed at your hearing.

Online Docket & Video Court Hearings

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Click to view District Court 2b Online Docket hosted by the State of Michigan SCAO/JIS.

 In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, on April 7, 2020 the Michigan Supreme Court implemented Administrative Order 2020-6 which expanded the authority of judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. AO 2020-6 is designed to help courts manage remote proceedings, including:

  • Allowing for confidential communication between a party and their lawyer;
  • Providing access to the public during the proceeding or immediately after via a video recording, unless the proceeding is closed or limited by court rule or statute; and,
  • Recording of the proceeding must be sufficient to produce a verbatim written transcript.

If you have questions about the posted video court proceedings for District Court 2b, please call (517) 437-7329.

District Court YouTube Channel for court hearings conducted through Zoom.

Click to read County of Hillsdale COVID-19 Court Services Information by Chief Judge Sara Lysznyai (4/1/2021)

Click to read COVID-19 Precautionary Measures for Prospective Jurors.

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District Court 2b

49 N. Howell St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fax: (517) 437-2908

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