Announcements

Electronic Reminders for Court Dates via Text or Email

Feb 04, 2019

 

  

DETROIT— February 1, 2019.  The 36th District Court announced today that beginning February 4, 2019, individuals will have the option to sign up for electronic court date reminders for future scheduled court proceedings.

The Court Date Reminder service is optional and available to all parties for all case types.  Individuals opting for this service complete an easy, online form on the Court’s website, and a reminder will be sent via text and/or email 2 days before the scheduled proceeding.  The user has the option to “unsubscribe” at any time. 

Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount stated, “We are very pleased to offer this new option to assist individuals in appearing for their scheduled court dates timely.  Electronic reminders are currently available to consumers from a wide variety of service providers.  We will continue to expand services for the public’s convenience and for our court users’ overall satisfaction.”   

Kelli Moore Owen, Court Administrator stated, “Most people have a cell phone and/or email account.   In today’s fast-paced society, many manage their calendars and schedules from some type of electronic device.  For those that do, having the option to receive an additional electronic reminder for scheduled court proceedings will be extremely beneficial for everyone.  We are hopeful that the reminders will reduce the failure to appear rate of all parties on the case.”  She added, “Of course, we will continue to send a Notice to Appear through regular mail.” 

To sign up for the Court Date Reminder service and other conveniences available online, visit the Court’s website at http://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/.