54-A District Court has declared to be closed to general public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect through Friday, January 1, 2021 or until further notice. We remain open for essential court services during this time. All hearings that were previously scheduled during the closure will receive a new Notice of Hearing. Until further order of the court, criminal misdemeanor cases and civil cases (excluding summary proceedings) will be conducted via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube during this time. All jury trials will be adjourned until January 31, 2021 or until further order from the Court.
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A Message from Chief Judge Louise Alderson
Welcome to the Lansing District Court website. As Chief Judge, one of my goals is making the Court more accessible to the public. With that goal in mind, we have redesigned our website and added new search features to allow quick access to information and on-line services. We envision these changes to enhance access to justice in our Courts and improve communication between the courts and the public. Please let us know if you have thoughts or suggestions on improving our website by using the “Contact Us” icon above.
Our mission is to provide equal trial court services to all persons, employing available resources and working in partnership with the community to afford efficient and courteous assistance.
Until further order of the court, criminal misdemeanor cases and civil cases (excluding summary proceedings) will be conducted via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube. Hearings scheduled before our District Court Judges and Magistrate will be made available to the public via the below YouTube channels. Certain cases may be restricted to the public by order of the presiding Judge or by motion from either party.
- Judge Louise Alderson
- Judge Stacia Buchanan
- Judge Kristen D. Simmons
- Judge Cynthia M. Ward
- Magistrate Laura Millmore
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