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Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

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.  Read more...

The Court provides accessible and equal justice with timely dispute resolution.
Vision of the Future
As a national leader in court performance and the administration of justice, the Court is recognized for:
  • Using innovative and best practices;
  • Building trust and confidence in the judicial branch; and
  • Providing exemplary public service, programs, and work environment including professional facilities and effective technology.
Core Values
  • Fair: We are just, impartial, inclusive, and honorable in all we do.
  • Proactive: We anticipate and prepare in advance for opportunities and challenges.
  • Responsive: We are flexible and react quickly to changing needs and times.
  • User-friendly: We are accessible and understandable.
  • Collaborative: We involve and work well with each other, court users, and partners.

Honorable Timothy M. Kenny
Chief Judge

Honorable Patricia Perez Fresard
Chief Judge Pro Tem

Ms. Zenell B. Brown
Executive Court Administrator

News & Announcements

The Coleman A. Young Municipal Self-Help Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in observance of Thanksgiving, and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 for a staff service day. The Coleman A. Young Municipal Self-Help Center will resume normal business hours on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause for you. If you wish to use the Michigan Legal Help navigation tools for basic legal matter, we encourage you to visit the Self-Help Center on a different day or to access the navigation tool directly at www.michiganlegalhelp.org.
Thank you for your patience.

Certain courtrooms and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center are experiencing telephone issues. Please contact Case Processing Services should you be disconnected or experience other issues calling a courtroom or administrative office.

Case Processing may be reached at (313) 224-5255 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please be advised the Larned entrance to the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (Center) will be closed at the end of business on Friday, June 14, 2019. The entrance will remain closed through the duration of the construction project on the north side of the Center.

During this closure, please use the Woodward (west), Jefferson (south) or Randolph (east) entrances to exit the Center.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make repairs and improvements to your Center.

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