REMOTE COURT OPERATIONS POLICY
Effective Monday, November 16, 2020 and until further notice, the 7th Probate District Court in Charlevoix County and Emmet County will conduct most hearings remotely and will continue to encourage filings and other court business to be conducted electronically or by other remote means to the extent feasible. This policy applies to all matters in both the probate and juvenile divisions of the court.
Court proceedings. All hearings may be attended via Zoom, except the following, which will be scheduled for in-person hearings:
- Plea hearings
- Probation violation hearings
- Show cause or contempt hearings
- Other matters that may be specifically ordered
Cases involving a trial or contested evidentiary hearing will be set for a scheduling conference, at which in-person and remote options will be discussed.
Juvenile drug treatment court meetings and hearings will be held remotely unless otherwise noticed.
For hearings held in person, the Court will follow all requirements for facial coverings and social distancing.
Filings and other court business. All filings should be submitted by mail or electronically at the email or fax listed below, if possible. The court's service windows will remain open for business that cannot feasibly be conducted by telephone, fax, or email.
Juvenile probationers will have weekly contact with their probation officer either in person or by FaceTime , Skype , Zoom, or other electronic communication.
All visitors to the court will be required to complete a health screening before they are admitted to the building, and a record of visitors will be maintained.
Court forms are available on the State Court Administrative Office's website, https://courts.michigan.gov/administration/scao/forms/pages/search-for-a-form.aspx.
These actions implement the requirements of the Return to Full Capacity Plan and corresponding orders of the Michigan Supreme Court and are intended to reduce the risk posed to the public, court staff, and others while protecting the legal rights of our citizens. These measures will be updated as circumstances require.
Requests for exceptions to an in-person hearing and questions may be directed to:
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Signed: Hon. Valerie K. Snyder, Chief Judge, 7th Probate District Court
REMOTE COURT OPERATIONS POLICY
POLICY FOR PRESENTING EXHIBITS DURING REMOTE HEARINGS
7th Probate District Court - 33rd Circuit Court Family Division
Valerie K. Snyder- Judge of Probate
Timothy J. Smith - Court Administrator /Referee
Thomas Crowe - Juvenile Register
Mary Clees - Probate Register
DeAnn Sharrow - Financial Officer/Deputy Register
Karis Rosenow - Deputy Register/Mental Illness/Adoption Contact
(231) 547-7214 Phone
(231) 547-7256 Fax
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Closed major holidays.
County Building, 2nd Floor
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
By Court Order, individuals entering the Courthouse are to abide by the following court rules:
** PLEASE NOTE: WE HANDLE JUVENILE PROBATION ONLY. ADULT SUPERVISION IS MONITORED THROUGH EITHER THE 90TH DISTRICT COURT OR THE 33RD CIRCUIT COURT.