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The Trial Court will be closed on Monday, December 23 for an unpaid furlough day, Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. The Court will also be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year.
In accordance with MCL 600.8031 et seq, the Washtenaw County Trial Court is pleased to announce the implementation of a Specialized Business Court effective July 1, 2013. Local Administrative Order 2013-01J outlines the specifics of the Specialized Business Court. The primary Judge assigned to our Business Court is the Honorable Archie C. Brown.
As with the implementation of any specialized program, there are sure to be questions that arise as we implement the new processes. Please feel free to contact the following people with associated questions:
Please note: In order to comply with MCR 2.119(A)(2), the Washtenaw County Trial Court has enacted a new policy effective February 20th, 2012, whereby any Motion, or Answer to a Motion filed in domestic relations and civil cases must also provide a "Judge's Copy" at the time of filing. There will also be a 2 week scheduling period for all Motions in domestic relations and civil cases. The earliest date that a motion will be scheduled for hearing will be two weeks from the date of the filing of that Motion. See complete policy here.
The Washtenaw County Trial Court consists of two divisions:
The Trial Court has a unified Administration, which supports both divisions.
Mission of the Washtenaw County Trial Court
To provide opportunities for people and organizations to obtain the peaceful resolution of public and private disputes in a fair, efficient, and timely manner.