Observations of court
proceedings at the 36th District Court is, and, can be a very
positive experience for students and allows them an opportunity
to see the court as an integral part of the justice system in a
“real” court environment.
The 36th District Court has
jurisdiction for the following actions occurring in the City of
· All Traffic
and Ordinance Violations
Criminal Misdemeanor Cases
Examinations for Felony Cases
Lawsuits (other than small claims) for amounts up to $25,000.00
· All Real
Estate Matters Involving Rent and Land Contract Disputes
Courtroom observations for high
school students are arranged through the Office of the Court
Administrator at (313) 965-2568. Please provide the following
instructor(s) name, telephone and fax number, name of the school, number of students and the requested
date of your visit.
proceedings may be observed Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
limited space in the courtrooms, no more than 25 students are
allowed per visit and at least 3 chaperones are required.
Click and review the Prohibited Items list prior to your
visit. All surrendered items will be confiscated and will not be
On demand or short notice
visits are not available and must be scheduled two weeks in
advance to allow for courtroom availability and clearance into
A court representative will meet you
in the Lobby and direct you to those courtrooms which are
available for viewing.