36th District Court Announces New Capability for Electronic Submission of Photos/Videos as Evidence

Oct 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Contact Kelli Moore Owen, Court Administrator at (313) 965-8738

DETROIT, MI – October 12, 2018 – Recognizing that the inclusion of cell phones on the Court’s Prohibited Items List can make it difficult for litigants to present electronic evidence at hearings; Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount announced a new initiative to ease this process.

Effective Monday, October 15, 2018, litigants may email any photos or videos they wish to have entered into evidence prior to a hearing.  This new functionality will increase accessibility and efficiency for the public, security, court staff and the bench.

“Delivering services to the public is the core of what we do. We are committed to improving what matters most to all parties involved in litigation and concentrating on enhancing the Court user’s experience.  Often during landlord-tenant, small claims and even traffic cases, one or more parties say they have taken photos on a cell phone, which they feel will support their case”, said Court Administrator Kelli Moore Owen. 

Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount indicated, “This is just one of the new initiatives we are developing to meet the needs of the citizens we serve and improve accessibility. We continue to focus on applying the latest technology to improve efficiency and convenience to the public”.

At least two business days prior to the scheduled hearing, evidence may be emailed to  The 36th District Court is committed to implementing new procedures and technological capabilities in an on-going mission to become more user-friendly.  We are excited to be able to make this new service available.

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