Here are some facts about the 4th Division of the 52nd District Court.
- Became a District Court November 1,1978
Kirsten Nielsen Hartig - 6 yr term started 1/1/11
Maureen M. McGinnis - 6 yr term started 1/1/15
2 Part-Time Magistrates
Magistrates handle arraignments, small claims, informal hearings, setting bond, and performing marriages.
Full-Time, 5 Part-Time Probation Officers and 15 Volunteers
Patricia Bates has been the supervisor of the probation department since 2001.
Court Administrator: B. Jill Palulian
Mrs. Palulian began her career with the 52nd District Court in 1969. She oversees the 52-4 Clerk's Office and Probation Department. She manages all administrative functions including: Case Processing, Personnel, Fiscal & Facilities, Research and Planning, Caseflow, Jury Utilization, Security, Records and Information Systems.
Mrs. Palulian is additionally responsible for reviewing new court rules, statutes and laws impacting the Court's procedures.
The Court Administrator is considered the Clerk of the court. There are additional personnel who serve as Court Clerks who work in the court assisting the public, processing paperwork and performing various other State mandated tasks.