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Overall administrative responsibility for the operations of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan rests with the Chief Judge and the Executive Court Administrator, under the direction of the State Court Administrator's Office and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Honorable Robert J. Colombo Jr.
Chief Judge

Hon. Timothy M. Kenny
Chief Judge Pro Tem

Ms. Zenell B. Brown
Executive Court Administrator

The Third Judicial Circuit is the largest circuit court in Michigan, with 58 judges and three operating divisions. The Third Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Civil, Criminal, and Family matters arising in the County of Wayne. The National Center for State Courts has cited the Third Circuit Court as one of the model urban courts in the United States for case flow management and the timely disposition of the Court's docket.

  • As you are aware, an electronic filing system fee of $25.00 was enacted effective March 1, 2016. Unfortunately, the Court encountered programming challenges in implementing this change for electronically filed cases. If you filed electronically and the fee was not collected at the time of filing, you remain liable for it. You will receive a notice advising you of that status and will be directed to make payment at the Wayne County's Clerk's Office on the second floor, Room 201, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Two Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. Thank you for your attention to this matter and we look forward to serving you.

Court Office Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday


Friend of the Court Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday



Note: Some FOC Penobscot Building offices close earlier to the public or are by appointment only. Click here for a listing of the public window hours for the Penobscot Building FOC offices.

2016 Court Holiday Schedule
 
 
Holiday
Date
 
 
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18
President's Day
Monday, February 15
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30
Independence Day
Monday, July 4
Labor Day
Monday, September 5
Columbus Day
Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 24
Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25
Christmas Eve (Observed)
Friday, December 23
Christmas Day (Observed)
Monday, December 26
Designated Swing Day
Tuesday, December 27
Designated Swing Day
Wednesday, December 28
Designated Swing Day
Thursday, December 29
New Year's Eve (Observed)
Friday, December 30
 

During the three (3) days between Christmas and the New Year's Eve holiday, the Criminal Division will be staffed to handle arraignments and bench warrants. The Civil Division will be staffed to handle emergency matters. The Family Division will be staffed to process emergency juvenile intake matters, emergency domestic relations and personal protection matters. The County Clerk's Office will be staffed to accept civil and domestic relations pleadings and new case filings.

2017 Court Holiday Schedule
 
 
Holiday
Date
 
 
There are no records available.
 

During the three (3) days between Christmas and the New Year's Eve holiday, the Criminal Division will be staffed to handle arraignments and bench warrants. The Civil Division will be staffed to handle emergency matters. The Family Division will be staffed to process emergency juvenile intake matters, emergency domestic relations and personal protection matters. The County Clerk's Office will be staffed to accept civil and domestic relations pleadings and new case filings.

Prohibited Items in Third Circuit Court Buildings
 
 
Description
Alcoholic Beverages
Ammunition
Aerosols or any spray device
Batteries
Bingo Markers
Box cutters
Brass Knuckles
Bug Spray
Bullets (anything resembling or similar)
Cameras / Recording Devices
Can Openers of any kind, including P38’s
Cans - aluminum and metal
Camera phones*
Cell phones*
Chains
Cigarette Lighters/Matches
Combs - metal or rattail
Cord-like Objects, including ropes, chains, straps, heavy belts, and wires
Curling Irons
Darts
Dental Floss
Drug Paraphernalia
Explosive Materials or Objects
Flatware (which includes knives, forks or spoons)
Glass or Mirrors of any kind, including glass bottles of any kind
Guns or replicas of guns
Grease Pencil
Hair Clippers
Hair Spray
Handcuffs
Headphones (with cords)
Heavy Metal Objects
Highlighters or Markers*
Illegal Drugs
Knives (any kind)
Laptop Computers
Large Bags of any kind, including: duffle bags, backpacks, oversize purses
Large Perfume Bottles
Laser Pointer
Mace, Pepper Spray
Master Locks
Nail Clippers / Metal nail files
Needles of any kind, except with medical documentation
Noisemakers of any kind
Paints of any kind
Pagers
Palm Pilots*
Pencil Sharpener
Radios (or headsets)
Razors or Razor Blades
Safety Pins
Scissors
Screwdrivers
Spikes
Staplers or Staple removers
Stick or cane style umbrellas
Tools of any sort (which includes hammers, saw, measuring tape, etc.)
Tweezers
Video Games, giga pets, gameboys, etc.
Weapon-like objects, including bats, clubs, batons, irons
Weapons, including toys or replicas**
Whistles

* Except for attorneys with a current Bar Card and media with valid credentials
** Except for law enforcement with valid credentials

PLEASE NOTE: Other items deemed dangerous by Third Circuit Court security personnel will also be prohibited. All surrendered items will be confiscated and not returned. This notice is made pursuant to MCR 8.110 and the inherent authority of the Chief Judge to insure the safety and security of the Court and those in attendance.

Job Postings
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Court Clerical Worker - Physical Exertion - Job Description^^^.pdf
Court Clerical Worker - Physical Exertion - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Court Clerical Worker - Physical Exertion - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Court Clerical Worker - Physical Exertion - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Job Description^^^.pdf
Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Domestic Relations Specialist - Job Description^^^.pdf
Domestic Relations Specialist - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Domestic Relations Specialist - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Domestic Relations Specialist - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Psychologist - Ph.D (fully licensed) - Job Description^^^.pdf
Psychologist - Ph.D (fully licensed) - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Psychologist - Ph.D (fully licensed) - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Psychologist - Ph.D (fully licensed) - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Psychologist IV - Job Description^^^.pdf
Psychologist IV - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Psychologist IV - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Psychologist IV - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Senior Attorney - Administration, Labor and Employment - Job Description^^^.pdf
Senior Attorney - Administration, Labor and Employment - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Senior Attorney - Administration, Labor and Employment - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Senior Attorney - Administration, Labor and Employment - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Web Developer - Job Description^^^.pdf
Web Developer - Job Description
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
Web Developer - Job Posting^^^.pdf
Web Developer - Job Posting
Documents\Administration\HumanResources\JobPostings\
 
Online Applications 
Psychologist - Ph.D (fully licensed) (expires when filled)
Court Clerical Worker - Physical Exertion (expires 8/26/2016 at 4:30 PM)
Web Developer (expires when filled)
Deputy Chief Financial Officer (expires when filled)
Domestic Relations Specialist (expires when filled)
Senior Attorney - Administration, Labor and Employment (expires when filled)
Psychologist IV (expires when filled)

Contractual Opportunities
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
There are no records available.
 
Contractual Opportunities 

There are no contractual opportunities at this time.

For court employees who are on the road or working from home, the following is a list of resources available on the Internet. You do not need to be logged into the intranet in order to access them. Included are links for checking e-mail and connecting to the VPN.

Remote Access

For help with connecting remotely, or other help related to the Third Judicial Circuit website, please send an email to helpdesk@3rdcc.org or call 313-224-0157. Any email will need to contain Name, contact phone number and the issue you are looking to resolve - please include case number if applicable.


VPN Upgrade Instructions

Following is a list of resources available for External agencies.

Applications Access

Remote Access


For help with connecting remotely, or other help related to the Third Judicial Circuit website, please send an email to helpdesk@3rdcc.org or call 313-224-0157. Any email will need to contain Name, contact phone number and the issue you are looking to resolve - please include case number if applicable.

Master Answers
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 21^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 21
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterAnswers\
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 22^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 22
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterAnswers\
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 23^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 23
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterAnswers\
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 24^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Answers No. 24
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterAnswers\
 
Master Complaints
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 11^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 11
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterComplaints\
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 12^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 12
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterComplaints\
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 13^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 13
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterComplaints\
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 14^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Complaints No. 14
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterComplaints\
 
Master Discovery
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Master Pleadings - Defendants' Discovery No. 41^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Defendants' Discovery No. 41
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterDiscovery\
Master Pleadings - Defendants' Discovery No. 42^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Defendants' Discovery No. 42
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterDiscovery\
Master Pleadings - Plaintiffs' Discovery No. 31^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Plaintiffs' Discovery No. 31
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterDiscovery\
Master Pleadings - Plaintiffs' Discovery No. 32^^^.pdf
Master Pleadings - Plaintiffs' Discovery No. 32
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterDiscovery\
 
Master Orders
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Case Management Order - Ord No. 12^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 12
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 14^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 14
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 15^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 15
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 16^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 16
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 17^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 17
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 18^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 18
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 19^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 19
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 20^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 20
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 21^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 21
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Case Management Order - Ord No. 22^^^.pdf
Case Management Order - Ord No. 22
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
Index - Master Orders^^^.pdf
Index - Master Orders
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\MasterOrders\
 
General
 
 
FileName
Description
Path
 
 
Ord Schd Disc and Trial Dates for Asb Cases Schd for Trial in May 2014^^^.pdf
Ord Schd Disc and Trial Dates for Asb Cases Schd for Trial in May 2014
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\General\
Ord Schd Disc and Trial Dates for Asbestos Cases Schd for Trial in July 2014, Sept 2014 and Nov 2014^^^.pdf
Ord Schd Disc and Trial Dates for Asbestos Cases Schd for Trial in July 2014, Sept 2014 and Nov 2014
Documents\Civil\Asbestos\General\
 



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The Court will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.
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Free Child Support Help:

Fri, Aug 5, 2016:
UAW Region 1A Center

Fri, Aug 12, 2016:
ACCESS

Tue, Aug 16, 2016:
Resource Network

Wed, Aug 24, 2016:
Focus Hope

Thu, Aug 25, 2016:
Wayne County Legal Resources Consortium

Thu, Sep 15, 2016:
Wayne County Community College District

Sat, Oct 22, 2016:
Wayne County Child Support Help Program

1st Thu of each Month:
William Booth Legal Aid Clinic - Default Judgment of Divorce Forms

2nd and 3rd Thu of each Month: William Booth Legal Aid Clinic - Divorce and FOC Issues
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Online Jury Questionnaire

Jurors can fill out the questionnaire online.
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