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About the
15th District Court

The 15th District Court of Michigan is a judicial body located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As part of Michigan's court system, it serves as a trial court for cases within its jurisdiction, which primarily includes civil infractions, misdemeanors, civil cases where the disputed amount is $25,000.00 or less, landlord-tenant disputes, University of Michigan Regent violations, small claims matters, and preliminary hearings for felony cases. The court also handles traffic violations and parking tickets within the city limits of Ann Arbor.

The 15th District Court consists of several divisions, each specializing in different areas of law. Judges presiding over these divisions are elected officials who serve six-year terms. They are responsible for impartially administering justice and interpreting and applying the law in accordance with Michigan statutes and local ordinances.

The court plays a crucial role in resolving legal disputes, ensuring fair trials, protecting individual rights, and upholding the rule of law within its jurisdiction. Additionally, it provides various services to the community, such as alternative dispute resolution programs, probation services, conducting marriage ceremonies, and guiding self-represented litigants to the resources needed to successfully resolve their matters.

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