7th Probate Court

                                                                                                                                                                                     
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:

 Charlevoix County: 
          Telephone:               (231) 547-7214                                                                     Fax:    (231) 547-7256
          Email:                      probatecourt@charlevoixcounty.org
                                          Court Administrator: Tim Smith


 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 

                                                                                   (Juvenile)


Valerie K. Snyder- Judge of Probate                                   val-snyder


Timothy J. Smith - Court Administrator /Referee                 Tim - Copy               


Office Staff:

Thomas Crowe - Juvenile Register                                                                                 

Mary Clees - Probate Register

DeAnn Sharrow - Financial Officer/Deputy Register                                                                 

Karis Rosenow - Deputy Register/Mental Illness/Adoption Contact


Contact Information:
(231) 547-7214 Phone
(231) 547-7256 Fax


Office Hours:                                                                                                                        
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00    

Closed major holidays.

  • Please call or email ahead to schedule a time if you need a consultation.


Location:
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:
No cameras, camera phones, or electronic recording devices, and
 
 No weapons or cutting instruments allowed.

 



** PLEASE NOTE: WE HANDLE JUVENILE PROBATION ONLY. ADULT SUPERVISION IS MONITORED THROUGH EITHER THE 90TH DISTRICT COURT OR THE 33RD CIRCUIT COURT.



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