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Court in the Schools Critical Life Choices Program
Will your child be prepared to make the right choices in life? Listen as Judge Julie Nicholson talks about the program and discusses what parents can do to help their child make good decisions. Listen to Podcast Watch Video
The 52nd District Court, 3rd Division
has three (3) judges
: Hon. Julie A. Nicholson
, Hon. Nancy T. Carniak
, Hon. Lisa L. Asadoorian
and a full support staff who provide quality judicial services to southeast Michigan residents within their jurisdiction
52/3 is separated into four primary divisions including:
- Traffic Division processes citations written by police departments.
- Civil Division handles cases that involve money or damage claims, and landlord/tenant disputes.
- Criminal Division processes paperwork from police departments, state law and ordinance prosecutors. Cases involve misdemeanor offenses, both traffic and non-traffic.
- Probation Department responsible for supervision of probationers, conducting pre-sentence investigations, alcohol assessments, and probation violation hearings.
Please note that parties to a case should not have direct contact with a judge via email or telephone.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 52/3 District Court invites individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate in court hearings or other court business to complete the Request for Accommodations Form and file it with the court as soon as possible to avoid delays.
Language Access Plan
In accordance with the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2013-8, the 52nd District Court has established a Language Access Plan which can be reviewedhere. If language interpretation services are needed, please contact the court at 248-853-5553.