Probate Court Calendar

Probate Court Calendar

Motion Call/Court Call

The probate motion/court call is heard on Wednesday, with some exceptions. Cases may be set at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., depending on the Judge and type of case.  Check the Notice of Hearing for your particular matter. The time and date will be listed. 

  • Tuesday Judge - Judge Karen McDonald generally hears her probate motion/court call on Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Judges - Judges Linda Hallmark, Cheryl Matthews, Daniel A. O'Brien, Elizabeth Pezzetti, Kathleen A. Ryan, Joan Young and Lisa Gorcyca generally hear their probate motion/court call on Wednesdays. Check the Notice of Hearing for times.
  • Friday Judge - Judge Mary Ellen Brennan generally hears her probate motion/court call on Fridays, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Hearing dates for Judge Lisa Gorcyca will be determined at the time the petition is filed.


Mental Health Hearings

Mental Health commitment hearings are generally heard on Monday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m.  The Probate Judges hear Mental Health committment petitions on a rotational basis.  Check the Notice of Hearing for specific dates and times.

Register Hearings

Register hearings are held on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Probate Register.

Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court

The Oakland County Circuit and Probate Court Citizen's Alliance presents this informational seminar throughout the year at various locations within Oakland County. Experts, including probate court personnel and an estate planning attorney enlighten and educate on various probate and estate planning topics.

If you would like to schedule Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court for your group, please contact Karen Koshen at 248-858-0296.

List of Upcoming Seminars


Please see the Holiday Schedule for office closings.