COUNTY OF HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN

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~ COUNTY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ~

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.

Honorable Sara Lisznyai, Circuit Court Judge

Office Information

Circuit Court Administrator - Cindy Webb

For scheduling information, please contact the Circuit Court Administrator.

Court Recorder - Margot Games

Telephone: (517) 437-4321

Online Docket & Video Court Hearings

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Click to view Circuit Court 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 Circuit Court, please call (517) 437-4321.

Circuit 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)

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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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Upcoming Meetings

17 May 2021;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Hillsdale County Planning Commission
19 May 2021;
03:30PM -
Emergency Telephone Srvcs (9-1-1) 2021
19 May 2021;
07:00PM -
LifeWays Board Meetings

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