General Info

Mission

To provide opportunities for people and organizations to obtain the peaceful resolution of public and private disputes in a fair, efficient, and timely manner.

Information / Visitor Reception

The Washtenaw County Courthouse building located in downtown Ann Arbor has an Information and Visitor Reception desk located in the main entrance near security. The volunteers stationed there assist people in finding their respective destinations within the court building, provide maps to other county locations, and provide general information.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17th of each year, and the Washtenaw County Bar Association celebrates Constitution Day by providing lawyers the opportunity to go into classrooms and present lessons on the U.S Constitution to students of all ages. This program requires only a couple hours of your time, but affords you the opportunity to educate students about their rights under the Constitution through innovative and dynamic lessons. If you are interested in participating, please email Lori Buiteweg.

Law Day

Law Day is May 1st, a national day of observance to celebrate our legal heritage. On this day, we reflect on how our legal system affects the lives of every American and how the freedoms we enjoy would not be possible without an independent judiciary.

New Attorney Swearing In

The Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court and the Washtenaw County Bar Association sponsor a swearing in ceremony for new attorneys that is held monthly. The ceremonies, held in the downtown courthouse building, recognize inductees taking the oath for admission to the bar.

Select a month to be sworn in and contact the appropriate judge for that month.

Also bring the following to the Court Services office:

  • $25 filing fee (no credit cards accepted)
  • Name and address of sponsor
  • Original “Letter of Approval” from the State of Michigan

After the swearing in, return to Court Services to sign the Attorney Roll Book. A certificate will be either given at that time or mailed.

For information regarding the ceremonies and exceptions, contact the Washtenaw County Bar Association.

Parking

There is metered parking in downtown Ann Arbor on the streets and in the Ann / Ashley parking structure.

Complaints

If you encounter a problem while doing business with the Trial Court or any of its divisions, please contact the Trial Court Administrator’s office.

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