COUNTY OF HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN

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The Honorable Michael R. Smith has been presiding over the First Judicial Circuit Court, Hillsdale County, Michigan since January 1, 1997. 

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • State Bar Examination
  • Five Years of Active Legal Practice
  • Appointment or Election to the Bench

Circuit Court Statistics

2008-2018 Statistics (pdf format)

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1st Judicial Circuit Court

Courthouse, 2nd Floor
29 N. Howell St.

Hillsdale, MI 49242

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

(517)437-4321
Fax: (517) 437-3121

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