Zoom Virtual Meetings

Family Division Domestic

  • The Zoom information for your case may have changed. Please see below for updated Zoom information.
  • All parties shall connect to their Assigned Judge’s Zoom Courtroom by clicking the link (Join Meeting) in the Green Box below.
  • If you are unable to connect to the meeting or require an interpreter, please contact your Judge's Courtroom directly via E-mail at the E-mail addresses listed below.
  • As this is a Court Proceeding, Professional Decorum is expected on all Zoom Hearings including, but not limited to, appropriate dress and background view. There shall be no eating, drinking, or gum chewing during the proceeding. Please limit all background noise, distractions, and third party interactions.
  • It is STRICTLY PROHIBITED to have minor children view, hear, or be a part of the Zoom Court Hearing at any time.

Members of the Public:

  • Any member of the public, wishing to attend a Court Hearing, will be permitted to enter the Hearing Room to observe.
  • In order to enter a hearing, a member of the public must:
    • Review the Court's docket adjacent to each virtual courtroom to ensure timeliness for hearings.
    • In accord with MCR 8.115(C)(3)(a) and (C)(5)(b), observers of Third Circuit Court Family Domestic proceedings may not photograph or record court proceedings without the prior approval of the judge presiding over the hearing.
    • In accord with federal and Michigan law, the public will not be permitted to remotely attend any cases involving Personal Protection Orders and may be removed from any remote proceeding in which a Personal Protection Order is discussed. MCR 3.705(C) and 18 USC 2265(d)(3).
    • The public will not be permitted to attend any hearing the Court has ordered closed under Michigan Court Rule 8.116(D).
If dialing into the Zoom meeting by phone only, call (312) 626-6799 with the meeting id which can be found here.
Important: Use of Cell Phones or Electronic Devices During Virtual Court Hearings
  • There shall be no recording of court proceedings without the Judge’s or Referee’s permission.
  • Virtual court hearings are subject to the same rules as hearings conducted within a courtroom or referee hearing room. See MCR 8.115.
  • All cell phones and electronic devices must be on silence.
  • There shall be no recording or photographing of people in the courthouse, which includes the virtual court hearing, without their consent.
  • No one shall use a cell phone or other portable electronic device to communicate in any way with any courtroom participant including, but not limited to, a party, a witness, or juror at any time during any court proceedings.
Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Hon. Darnella D. Williams-Claybourne
Judge Williams-Claybourne’s docket has been reassigned to Judge Lawrence Elassal.
Please use his courtroom for all zoom hearings. 
Filing Instructions
Please be advised that all Domestic filings including Personal Protection Orders are now electronic. You can visit the Court’s website at https://www.3rdcc.org/divisions/family-domestic for detailed instructions under the following links: